On 8 - 12 August 2021, Birgit Nilsson Master Class will be arranged for singers at Birgit Nilsson Museum. Court singer Miah Persson leads the teaching in collaboration with pianist Elisabeth Boström and assistant pianist Jacob Lidåkra . The teaching ends with a concert in Västra Karup's church on 12 August. Audiences can take part in the teaching, subject to availability, on 9-11 August. This year's Master Class is carried out with the support of Prince Carl Gustaf Foundation, Annika and Gabriel Urwitz Foundation, Helge Ax: son Johnson Foundation, Västra Bjäre Pastorate A big and warm thank you! Birgit Nilsson Master Class is arranged in collaboration with Birgit Nilsson Sällskapet and Birgit Nilsson Museum. More information about tickets and programs during the Birgit Nilsson days can be found here
The internationally active Swedish soprano Miah Persson, grew up in Hudiksvall and now lives in England. After her education at Operahögskolan in Stockholm, she made her debut as Susanna in Mozart's Figaro's wedding in 1998 and has since been a sought-after guest on the world's opera and concert hall stages. In 2011, Miah Persson was appointed court singer. Listen to Miah here: Così fan tutte 'Come scoglio immoto resta' ('Like a rock standing motionless') – Glyndebourne 'Auf starkem Fittiche schwinget sich der Adler stolz' from Haydn's The Creation, live at the Verbier Festival in July 2018 Reviews: Latest review About this year's assignment, Miah Persson says: "It is with great anticipation that I look forward to leading this year's master class at Birgit Nilsson Museum. After what has been a very turbulent and different year, it will be very stimulating to work with young singers and help them develop their talent, interpretation and musicmaking. Unfortunately, I never had the honor of meeting our great soprano star, but the recordings That I have seen and listened to make me realize what an amazing singer and person Birgit Nilsson was. The closest I have come to Birgit was through my singing teacher, during my studies at Operahögskolan in Stockholm, Ingrid Eksell. She was a fellow student of Birgit during their time at the University College of Opera and she showed me many photographs from their performances. Ingrid also told me that Birgit had to fight to be understood by some of her teachers, but that she was strong enough to do so and had a strong belief in herself! It will be great fun to come to Birgit's childhood home and to participate in this year's master class!"
The following singers will participate in this year's Master Class: Karolina Bengtsson (Soprano), Ingrid Berg (Soprano), Sofia Warden (Soprano), Joakim Larsson (Bass Baritone), Josefine Mindus (Soprano), Kristine Nowlain (Soprano), Theodor Uggla (Tenor) and Matilda Sterby (Soprano). The closing concert will take place on 12 August. Course leader: Soprano Miah Persson Pianist: Elisabeth Boström, assisted by Jacob Lidåkra An event in collaboration between the Birgit Nilsson Museum and Birgit Nilsson Society. Arranged with support from the Prince Carl Gustav Stiftelse Annika & Gabriel Urwitz 'Stiftelse and the Church of Sweden.