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beautiful.

This is an amazing version of one of the most famous operas of all time. this is a must have for all opera and classical fans!!

Exciting

A great recording. The tempos are quicker than any other recording I'm aware of and it makes for an extremely exciting and compelling Die Walkure. Buy it!

Biography

Born: May 17, 1918 in Västra Karups, Sweden

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

The vocal talents of Birgit Nilsson were first recognized when she began to sing in her church choir. She studied voice with Ragnar Blennow in Bastad and later at the Royal Music Academy Stockholm with Joseph Hislop and Arne Sunnegärdh. She made her opera debut at Stockholm where her first important role was Agatha in Der Freischütz, and in 1947 she sang Lady Macbeth in Verdi's Macbeth there. Her first important international appearance came in 1951 as Elettra in Mozart's Idomeneo at the Glyndebourne...
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