Following its 2019 transfer into the care of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in Stockholm, the Birgit Nilsson Foundation announces that it will take on a wider role in promoting the legacy of Birgit Nilsson and Sweden’s thriving opera tradition, by additionally supporting the work of the Birgit Nilsson Museum and the annual Birgit Nilsson Scholarship for young Swedish singers.  

The 2020 Birgit Nilsson Scholarship is awarded to 30 year old Swedish mezzo-soprano, Emma Sventelius who receives 200.000 SEK (equivalent to €18.900). The award will be presented to her on August 7 in Västra Karup, Skane, when she will perform in recital as a part of the celebrations for this year’s Birgit Nilsson Days, hosted by the Birgit Nilsson Museum.

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