Friday, 17 May 2013

I'll never know what made it so exciting

The magnificent Birgit Nilsson was an opera diva completely unafraid of dressing up for a role.

And what a voice! Here she is in one of her trademark roles, Turandot by Puccini - In questa reggia:

As Brunnhilde in Wagner's Gotterdammerung (Immolation Scene):

And in complete contrast, I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady:

Birgit Nilssen (17th May 1918 – 25th December 2005)

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