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Birgit Nilsson

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Voice: Soprano
Nationality: Swedish
Year of Birth: 1918
Year of Death: 2005

About Birgit Nilsson:

Märta Birgit Nilsson (17 May 1918 – 25 December 2005) was a celebrated Swedish dramatic soprano. Although she sang a wide repertory of operatic and vocal works, Nilsson was best known for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Her voice was noted for its overwhelming force, bountiful reserves of power, and the gleaming brilliance and clarity in the upper register.

Nilsson made such strong imprints on many roles that they came to be known as the "Nilsson repertory". She sang the operas of Richard Strauss and made a specialty of Puccini's Turandot, but it was the music of Wagner that made her career. She once said that Isolde made her famous and Turandot made her rich. Her olympian command of his music was comparable to that of Kirsten Flagstad, who owned the Wagner repertory at the Metropolitan Opera during the years before World War II.

Birgit Nilsson was born Märta Birgit Svensson on a farm at Västra Karup in Skåne (100 km/60 miles north of Malmö) to Nils Svensson and Justina Svensson (née Paulsson). When she was three years old she began picking out melodies on a toy piano her mother bought for her. She once told an interviewer that she could sing before she could walk, adding, "I even sang in my dreams". Her vocal talent was first noticed when she began to sing in her church choir. A choirmaster near her home heard her sing and advised her to take voice lessons.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
121Finisci il vaticinio Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.21

Type: septet,choir,finaleVoice: T Br S cA B B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Renato/Oscar/Ulrica/Silvano/Samuel/Tom
122Fermo che fai t'arresta! Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

Type: quartet,trioVoice: Br T T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ping/Pang/Pong/Calaf
123Figlio che fai Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Timur/Calaf/Liù
124Quale insolita gioia nel tuo sguardo Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Radames
125Protegga il giusto cielo Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.28-1

Type: trioVoice: S S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Anna/Ottavio
126Der alte Sturm Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan/Fricka
127Tosca finalmente mia Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.18

Type: ensembleVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
128A tal colpa e nulla il pianto Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amelia/Renato
129Isolde! Tristan! Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.03

Type: Voice: Language: German

Roles:
130Wie stark du bist Popularity:

Opera: ElektraComposer: StraussAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Elektra
131Was willst du fremder Mensch? Popularity:

Opera: ElektraComposer: StraussAct:

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: German

Roles:
132Ombre di mia prosapia Popularity:

Opera: Gioconda, LaComposer: PonchielliAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvise
133Ove son io Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Lady McB
134Weh ach wehe dies zu dulden Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.18

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Isolde
135Ma dimmi Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Radames/Amonasro
136Weh! Ach Wehe! Dies Zu Dulden! Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 1.06

Type: Voice: Language: German

Roles:
137O salce salce Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona
138Hörst Du Sie Noch? Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.01

Type: Voice: Language: German

Roles:
139Manco male e partita Popularity:

Opera: Don GiovanniComposer: MozartAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Giovanni/Leporello/Zerlina/Masetto
140Geliebter komm sieh dort die Grotte Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzo or sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Venus
141Als für ein fremdes Land Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.19

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Isolde
142Lausch Geliebter Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde
143Perduta la battaglia Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf/Timur/Liù
144Ach Vater eilt Popularity:

Opera: FidelioComposer: BeethovenAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S B T SLanguage: German

Roles: Marzelline/Rocco/Jaquino/Leonore
145Del primo pianto Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 3.11

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turandot
146Padre mio padre Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 1.02

Type: trio,choirVoice: T B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Calaf/Timur/Liù
147Guizza al pari di fiamma Popularity:

Opera: TurandotComposer: PucciniAct: 2.12

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turandot/Calaf
148Sangue a me quell ombra Popularity:

Opera: MacbethComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: quartetVoice: Br T S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Macbeth/Macduff/Lady McB/Banco
149Pieta ti prenda del mio dolor Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Aida/Amneris
150Or tutto e chiaro Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.16

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca
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