About Birgit Nilsson Master Class
On 6 - 9 August 2023, Birgit Nilsson Master Class will be arranged for singers. This year's Master Class is carried out with the support of Prins Carl Gustafs stiftelse, Annika och Gabriel Urwitz Stiftelse, Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse och Anders Walls stiftelse. A big and warm thank you! More information about the Birgit Nilsson Days 2023, program & tickets can be found here
We are pleased to present the participants in this year's Birgit Nilsson Masterclass. Elin Eriksson, Annika Sandberg, Karin Blom, Karl Söderström, Marta Castro, Karin Mobacke, Linnea Nordenback and Julie Catherine Eggli.
About Anne Sofie
Anne Sofie von Otter leads this summer's Master Class for young singers in Båstad, with a focus on concert and lieder repertoire. The course features within the framework of the Birgit Nilsson Days, which this summer takes place for the sixth consecutive year. The week long musical activities also include the annual Stipendium recital, traditionally held in the church of Västra Karup (locally acknowleged as “Birgit’s church), and an open-air concert performance of Puccini’s opera Tosca at the Birgit Nilsson Museum, with an international cast of star soloists. The Birgit Nilsson Stipendium celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and the 2023 recipient will be announced on 17 May at the museum, which opens on 27 June with a new exhibition: “Puccini, Passion and Art.“ It is with great pleasure that Anne Sofie von Otter returns to the Birgit Nilsson Days where she led the Master Class three years ago: - It's always fun to work intensively for several days on a course and to be close to the students. Here we will be together from morning to evening for almost a week and you have the chance to get to know each other. Plus summer and sun and Bjäre and music all day long - a wonderful combination. Anne Sofie von Otter is currently performing in Richard Strauss' opera Arabella in Madrid. On 20 March she makes her premiere in Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame at the Royal Swedish Opera, in the role of the Countess.