Birgit Nilsson autograph on early portrait postcard pubvlished by Decca ( after a photo by Fayer – a famous Viennese photo studio who specialized in classical musicians).
Hand signed. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 3,4 x 5,1 inches. Fine condition.
Birgit Nilsson made her operatic debut in 1946 as Agathe in Der Freischütz with only 3 days notice. Nilsson made her breakthrough performance as Lady Macbeth in 1947.
Birgit Nilsson was widely known as the leading Wagnerian soprano of her time, the successor to the great Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstad, particularly in the role of Brünnhilde. However, she also sang many of the other famous soprano roles, among them Leonore, Aida, Turandot, Tosca, Elektra, and Salome.
She had, according to The New York Times, a "voice of impeccable trueness and impregnable stamina". Her career was long and distinguished and continued into the 1980s, when she mostly sang Elektra and the Dyer's Wife.