Personalities | Birgit Nilsson | Modern Era | Opera

1918–2005, Swedish

Nilsson’s impressive soprano voice boasted a focused yet powerful sound and an amplitude that could ride the grandest of Wagnerian climaxes with ease. Among Nilsson’s most famous performances were her legendary 1950s and 1960s portrayals of Brünnhilde and Isolde. Both of these roles were recorded, with Karl Böhm conducting. She was equally powerful in roles such as Turandot and Minnie in La fanciulla del West. She retired in 1982.

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