Compilation: Birgit Nilsson - Arias from Aida, Ballo, Turandot, Tristan, Elektra, Frau, Salome, Holländer and The Ring
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It is hard to even imagine the world of opera without Birgit Nilsson. During her decades-long reign as the leading dramatic soprano in the world she set a standard for Wagner singing that has not been matched since her retirement in the early 1980s. But Birgit Nilsson was more than a pretty voice. As she matured as an artist her deep commitment to the dramatic life of her characters became as remarkable as her teutonic voice. This compilation features her in excerpts from Un Ballo in maschera, Aida, Turandot, Elektra, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Salome, Der fliegende Holländer, Tristan und Isolde, Die Walküre, and Götterdämmerung.