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Birgit Nilsson Quotes


Birgit Nilsson I found many good quotes but here are my six favourite one liners from the queen of the Soprano range Birgit Nilsson.
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Birgit Nilsson
  • Born: 17th May 1918, Västra Karup, Skåne, Sweden
  • Died: 25th December 2005, Bjärlöv, Skåne, Sweden
  • Occupation: Soprano operatic singer
  • Famous for: Her mastery of Wagner and wearing Valkyrie's helmet and breastplate
  • Shock event: Her ability to negotiate her own contracts better than her all her contemporaries and her robust tongue lashing of the worlds most famous conductors

"I sang before I could walk; I sang even in my dreams"

Birgit Nilsson

"The best teacher is the stage; You walk out onto it, and you have to learn to project"

Birgit Nilsson

"Isolde made me famous. Turandot made me rich"

Birgit Nilsson

"I do nothing special; I don't smoke, I drink a little wine and beer, I was born with the right set of parents"

Birgit Nilsson

"I've always tried to remember what my mother used to tell me; Stay close to the earth. Then when you fall down, it won't hurt so much"

Birgit Nilsson

"I just close my eyes and think of Placido Domingo"

Birgit Nilsson





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