Birgit Nilsson-days 2023

Birgit Nilsson Days 2023 on 6-12 August, kicks off for the sixth year in a row in the big opera star’s home area in Västra Karup. This year, the concerts take place at three venues. In the Birgit Nilsson hall at Ravinen, in Västra Karup’s church and at Birgit Nilsson Museum. The week begin with a Master Class which this year is led by court singer Anne Sofie von Otter. This year's theme is concert- and romance repertoire. With an audience ticket, you can take part in the teaching on August 6-9, 11-16. The work culminates in a closing concert in Birgit Nilsson’s hall on 10 August at 18:00. 2023 year’s Birgit Nilsson Stipendium will be announced on May 17. The reciever will give a recital on 11 August 18:00 in Västra Karup's church. Saturday, August 12 at 18:00 we present-Tosca in Concert-an outdoor concert arranged at Birgit Nilsson Museum. Tosca in Concert features top international soloists – Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Fabiano and John Lundgren – in the leading roles. They are joined by leading Swedish artists Anton Ljungqvist, Fredrik Zetterström, Kjetil Støa and Anders Lorentzson for a unique performance with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Pier Giorgio Morandi. Tickets for the Birgit Nilsson Days 2023 can be bought at Julius Biljettservice Joyce El-Khoury – Floria Tosca Joyce El-Khoury, soprano, born in Beirut and raised in Canada, has appeared in leading roles at opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Royal Opera House in London, Munich and Madrid. In 2019, she received an Opera Award, the opera world's equivalent to the Oscars. She appeared as Amelia in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera at last year’s Birgit Nilsson Days festival concert. Michael Fabiano – Cavaradossi Michael Fabiano, tenor, is considered one of today's top tenors. Among the leading opera houses at which he has appeared are the Metropolitan Opera in New York, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera House in London, Opera Australia, Opéra National de Paris, La Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper and Glyndebourne Festival. John Lundgren – Baron Scarpia John Lundgren, court singer/baritone, was for many years associated with the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen and is now an international guest artist regularly appearing on prestigious stages including Bayreuth, Wiener Staatsoper and Dresden in roles such as the Dutchman, Wotan and Scarpia; the latter at the Royal Swedish Opera in Spring 2023. He was a Birgit Nilsson Stipendium recipient in 2006. Anton Ljungqvist – Angelotti Anton Ljungqvist, baritone, has appeared in a number of opera productions, including at Wermland Opera as Figaro (in both The Barber of Seville and Figaro's Wedding), Gothenburg Opera and Malmö Opera. He has also performed as a guest at Bergen Nasjonale Opera. Fredrik Zetterström – The sacristan Fredrik Zetterström, baritone, has performed at all the leading Scandinavian opera houses in title roles such as Wozzeck, Rigoletto and Lear (Aribert Reimann). In 2023, he played all four evil characters in Norrlandsoperan's performance of Hoffmann's Adventures. He performed in last year's Festival Concert and received a Birgit Nilsson Stipendium in 2013. Kjetil Støa – Spoletta Kjetil Støa, tenor, is one of Scandinavia's most interesting tenors. Kjetil is involved with Den Norske Opera og Ballett. His repertoire consists of many leading tenor parts, such as Rodolfo in La Bohème, Calaf in Turandot, Radamès in Aida and Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly. For the Swedish audience, he is best known for the title role in Verdi's Don Carlos and Calaf in Puccini's Turandot, both at Folkoperan, Rodolfo in Puccini's La Bohème at Norrlandsoperan and Tamino in Mozart's Trollfløjten in Opera på Skäret. He has also sung Radamès in Verdi's Aida at Opera Hedeland. Anders Lorentzson – Sciarrone/The Prisoner Anders Lorentzson, bass, has for several years been a member of the Gothenburg Opera's soloist ensemble with leading roles such as Baron Ochs, King Philip, Hans Sachs and most recently Sir Morosus in Die schweigsame Frau. He has also participated in several productions at the Royal Swedish Opera and made guest appearances at the Norwegian Opera. August Follin – A shepherd boy August Follin, boy soprano, was already noticed at the age of 4 for his singing voice, which led him to both the school choir and Östra Karup's children's choir, soon he was also heard as a soloist. The repertoire ranges from classical to pop with performances in several different contexts; this summer he participates, among other things, in Ängelholm at "Njutbart" and makes his operatic debut with Tosca in Concert. In addition to singing and school work, he is involved in several different sports activities. Pier Giorgio Morandi – conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi works internationally, mainly in 19th and early 20th century Italian Opera. He has held positions at the Rome Opera, Hungarian State Opera in Budapest and Royal Opera in Stockholm. He has made recordings of Verdi's Il Trovatore at the Verona Arena and Puccini's Madam Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Anelia Kadieva Jonsson - presentation and staging Anelia Kadieva Jonsson is a trained director and has worked in the opera industry for over 25 years, both in Sweden and at many leading European opera houses, e.g. English National Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Mariinskijteatern, San Carlo Opera and others. and has collaborated with several of the world's leading opera directors. She wrote the libretto for the acclaimed opera The Snow Queen, which was performed at Malmö Opera and the Royal Opera. She has also been a presenter at the Tommie Haglund Festival, editor of SVT's Kontrapunkt and presenter at Sveriges Radio P2. Good to know before the concert visit -The concert is outdoors -Entrance open from 16:00 -Parking only at Prästliden, Båstad and Handelsbyn Boarp. From here, shuttle buses take concert visitors to and from the museum, starting two hours before the concert starts and again at the end of the concert. -Parking at the museum only for visitors with a permit issued by the museum. If necessary, contact 0431-311860 or museum@birgitnilsson.com -Sales of programs, refreshments with snacks, coffee etc. in the concert area -Payment by card or swish -Not allowed to bring your own food and beverage For press photos and news articles visit www.birgitnilsson.com