The year 2018 marks the great Birgit Nilsson’s centenary. This epic book is an homage in appreciation of countless glorious performances. Her career lasted almost forty years. For some twentyfive years — from the late Fifties to the early Eighties — she was the dominant force in the dramatic / heroic soprano repertoire and the undisputed “Queen of Wagnerians” of her generation, one of the all-time Greats in the history of opera. But she was by no means limited to Wagner. Her Isolde and Brünnhilde together with Salome, Elektra, Dyer’s Wife and Turandot were often collectively referred to as the “Nilsson repertoire”.
EditorRutbert Reisch for the Birgit Nilsson Foundation
TextsGabriel Bacquier, Peter Blaha, Rupert Christiansen, Plácido Domingo, Jens Malte Fischer, Mirella Freni, Richard Gaddes, Elvio Giudici, Clemens Hellsberg, Marilyn Horne, Speight Jenkins, Stefan Johansson, Brian Large, James Levine, Christa Ludwig, J. F. Mastroianni, Martha Mödl, John Mordler, Riccardo Muti, Otto Schenk, Valerie Solti, Nina Stemme, Paul Thomason, Sir John Tooley, Barry Tucker, Astrid Varnay, Edgar Vincent, Eva Wagner-Pasquier, Zachary Woolfe
DesignSimon Walterer for Rosebud, Vienna
DetailsHardcover with Box, 30 × 24 cm, 712 pages, 560 ills. in color and b/w