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Opera is Cool: Birgit Nilsson – A Life Well Sung

Birgit Nilsson, the Swedish Dramatic Soprano who tamed Richard Wagner, was a league of her own. 2018 celebrated her centenary. Her voice reverberated against the walls of the world’s greatest opera houses for nearly 40 years. She was best known for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.

Come and enjoy local opera expert Erika Reitshamer’s audiovisual tribute to this great Swedish soprano whose accomplishments in the world of opera are unequaled.

Saturday, Januay 25, 2019, 1-2:30 pm | $15; $7 for SCC members


ABOUT ERIKA:  Erika Reitshamer, born and educated in Germany, is a passionate and lifelong fan of opera. She was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Co. more than 40 years ago. As Vice President of the Boston Wagner Society, she presented lectures, organized concerts, and promoted visiting scholars. She is a board member of the New England Opera Club and teacher of opera appreciation for LLARC at Regis College, Sharon and Sherborn Lifelong Education. Her last presentation for SCC was Mozart’s MAGIC FLUTE – “Trollflötjen.