36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 283: Birgit as Isolde


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 283 — Birgit as Isolde
11-May-1972 (Donnerstag–Thur.)


Birgit Nilsson as Isolde

Holiday. Didn’t practice but did more writing on project.

At night saw
Tristan und Isolde—Birgit Nilsson singing Isolde. It was an excellent production. Her singing was excellent, except she seemed to sing too sharp too often. Still, really enjoyed it.


Not sure what the holiday is today but I continued my writing on the electronic music project. Unusual that I didn’t practice.

Birgit as Isolde. Sounds like a truly wonderful performance at the Staatsoper by Swedish opera legend, soprano Birgit Nilsson. Birgit was known for her roles in singing Wagner which might explain the great production that was staged tonight. Through the magic of YouTube, experience a beautiful performance by Birgit as Isolde.

Birgit Nilsson in Wikipedia

Tristan und Isolde in Wikipedia. An interesting look at the difficulties of staging the first performance.

A beautiful performance of
Birgit Nilsson as Isolde singing Liebestod (YouTube)


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