Compilation: Birgit Nilsson: 1949 - 1971. Excerpts from Aida, Macbeth, Ariadne, Elektra and more!
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I don't feel entirely up to the task of summing up the career of Birgit Nilsson. Personally I will say that of the great singers of her time (or any) there is none other that I admire as much. From a technical level she was perfect. She could sing Isolde for four hours and end the night with a perfectly spun f sharp in the Liebestod. She had no trouble alternating Wagner and Strauss with Verdi and Mozart. And not too mention her excellent interpretive skills which I feel people tend to forget in the face of her radiant sound. But more than anything else she will be remembered for the colossal size of her voice and a sound like no other. This compilation is my homage to her and I hope that all of those Birgit fans out there enjoy it as much as I do.