|born on||17 May 1918 at 14:45 (= 2:45 PM )|
|Place||Svenstad, Sweden, 56n30, 12e40|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||25°50' 22°49 Asc. 02°13'|
Swedish soprano opera singer who received her first operatic contract in 1947 and sang at the Metropolitan Opera on 12/18/1959. She sang at weddings and funerals for ten years before receiving her first big break.
Her family needed her on the farm when she was young, but she broke away anyway to study in Stockholm. Her father objected, but her mother funded her with a legacy. Nilsson married Swedish restaurateur Bertil Niklasson on 9/10/1949. She died on December 25, 2005 in Vastra Karup, Sweden, age 87. Before she died she named Placido Domingo the recipient of the first prize in her name, to be awarded after her death, for "unrivaled comtributions to the world of opera." Domingo was notified of the $1 million award in October 2009.
Jim Eshelman quotes an article by Cook, data from her
- Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/Opera (Soprano opera)
- Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs