Birgit Nilsson’s One Hundredth Birthday Anniversary

May 19, 2018, 4:30 pm

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This Swedish soprano was without doubt one of the greatest interpreters of Wagner and Strauss in the twentieth century. The highlight will be the Final Scene from Salome along with an aria from Lohengrin and a song by Sibelius.

Music

“Dich, teure Halle” from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
Birgit Nilsson, soprano; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Edward Downes, conductor
(London 1964. DECCA 473 796‐2)

“Svarta Rosor” by Jean Sibelius
Birgit Nilsson, soprano; Vienna Opera Orchestra; Bertil Bokstedt, conductor
(Vienna 1965. DECCA 473 796‐2)

“Final Scene” from Salome by Richard Strauss
Birgit Nilsson, soprano; Gerhard Stolze, tenor; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Georg Solti, conductor
(Vienna 1961. DECCA 478 4444)