Nilsson, Birgit

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Nilsson, Birgit Gender: F
born on 17 May 1918 at 14:45 (= 2:45 PM )
Place Svenstad, Sweden, 56n30, 12e40
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 25°50' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°49 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 10 September 1949 (Bertil Niklasson)
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  • Work : Gain social status 18 December 1959 (Sang at the Metropolitan Opera)
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Source Notes

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