Birgit Nilsson

Age: 87

Swedish soprano famous for her incredible stamina, rich voice, and her lead roles in Wangerian operas, such as The Ring of the Nibelung and Tristan und Isolde. She earned wide acclaim for her performances as Turandot and Aïda.

Died: Vastra Karup, Sweden, Dec. 25, 2005

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