[E–pub/Pdf] (La Nilsson)
Returned it to the library after it languished unfinished for a couple of months It started out strongly but reading about triumph after triumph got dull after a while A very good read However I must "admit the non linear arrangement of the chapters took some time to get used to In the "the non linear arrangement of the chapters took some time to get used to In the Nilsson mentions many of her colleagues in the operas which she Sklaven für Wutawia + Gauner mit der 'Goldenen Hand' performed from minorroductions to major ones less well known singers to very well known singers I admit it was somewhat of a chore to read the numerous cast listings but I think I understan. First ublished to wide acclaim in Sweden 1995 and in Germany 1997 the autobiography of opera legend Birgit Nilsson 1918 2005 is finally available in an English translation From her humble roots in rural Sweden to her artistic triumphs in Stockholm Bayreuth Milan and the Metropolitan Opera House this candid and utterly charming memoir reveals the ersonality behind one of the great voices of the Changing Face of the Hero past century Gracefully weaving together therivate and rofessional Nilsson chronicles her idyllic childhood in Vastra Karup the early recognition of
her uniue natural abilities and her first tentative steps into a wider artistic world After achieving national accla. uniue natural abilities and her first tentative steps into a wider artistic world After achieving national accla. ,
D why she did it She loved her colleagues most of them at least and this was a way for her to remember themThe book has 4 chapters that focus on a central character Rudolf Bing Rudolf Bing Franco Corelli The Battle of the High Cs Miss N Fans Fanatics and Experts and her husband Bertil Bertil My Number One Admirer She also has 4 chapters on locations Vienna Bayreuth also overseas It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life productions Buenos Aires and Italy These 8 chapters are ABSOLUTELY fascinating and entertaining to readThere are many excerpts of reviews and uotes ofeople raising. "Im In Verdi S "in Verdi s Macbeth she went on to establish herself as the dominant Wagnerian soprano of her generation appearing at the Bayreuth and Munich Festivals and the Vienna and Bavarian State Opera Houses creating along the way definitive erformances of Sieglinde Brunnhilde and Isolde The book details her rise to international stardom with behind the scenes recollections of her Pure Chance phenomenal triumph as Turandot at La Scala in 1958 and her headline making Metremier in Tristan und Isolde the following year Nilsson s
long and illustrious career she The Lady and the Lionheart performed until 1984 her celebratedrofessional and ersonal relationships her friendships and rivalries are all. and illustrious career she erformed until 1984 her celebrated rofessional and ersonal relationships her friendships and rivalries are all. .
Birgit Nilsson ñ 1 REVIEWHer Some readers find it a turn "off but I found them very informative I especially enjoy Karl B hm s spontaneous exclamation during "but
I found them very informative I especially enjoy Karl B hm s spontaneous exclamation during 1965 rehearsal for Bayreuth G tterdfound them very informative I especially enjoy Karl B hm s spontaneous exclamation during 1965 rehearsal for Bayreuth G tterd such a Br nnhilde I have not heard in forty years How this made me wish I were thereIf there
Is One Thing Thatone thing that find disappointing it is that she reveals so little about herself She devoted barely 1 Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church page concerning her mother s death She did not mention her father s death at all She made no mention about childrenHowever overall it was a great read Highly recommended. Recounted with a down to earth wit and an engagingly odd admixture of ego and selfeffacement She tells it all the legendary uips the oftenrickly relationships with Met impresario Rudolph Bing and conductor von Karajan the infamous story of the stalker Miss N and the touchingly rendered relationship with her beloved husband Bertil Niklasson What emerges from these A (kinda) Country Christmas pages is a diva in the old mold a giant voice matched by an oversizeersonality a rofessional who expected the same level of erfection from others that she demanded of herself and a woman who loved and lived life with joy and good humor and oh that voice Includes 56 hotographs and a discography. ,