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Date of Birth 17 May 1918Västra Karup, Skåne län, Sweden
Date of Death 25 December 2005Västra Karup, Skåne län, Sweden  (natural causes)
Birth NameMartha Birgit Nilsson

Mini Bio (1)

Birgit Nilsson was born on May 17, 1918 in Västra Karup, Skåne län, Sweden as Martha Birgit Nilsson. She was married to Bertil Niklasson. She died on December 25, 2005 in Västra Karup.

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Bertil Niklasson (1948 - 25 December 2005) (her death)

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World-famous Swedish opera singer, especially noted for Wagner operas.
Warms up by singing "Der Holle Racht" from the opera "Die Zauberflote."
Is considered the finest Wagnerian soprano opera singer of her generation.
The Swedish government issued a postage stamp showing her as Turandot. She also received the Ilis Quorum medal which is the highest honor given to a Swedish citizen.

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