Кристина Нильссон


Swedish soprano Christina Nilsson began her studies at the Lilla Akademien musikgymnasium before going to the University College of Opera in Stockholm where she obtained a Master’s degree in 2017. She won Third Price at the 2019 Operalia in Prague after being awarded the First prize in the Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition in 2017 and the First Prize as well as the Audience's prize of the Wilhelm Stenhammar International Competition in 2016.

Described as ‘one of the fastest rising stars of the opera scene’, she has performed at the Royal Swedish Opera, Opéra de Lausanne, Oper Frankfurt, Dortmund Opernhaus, the Opéra de Lyon and the Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy in roles such as Ariadne Ariadne auf Naxos, Aida, Elsa Lohengrin, Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Die Aufseherin and covered the role of Chrysothemis Elektra, one of the Drei Arme Adelige Waisen Der Rosenkavalier, Donna Anna Min bror är Don Juan by W.A. Mozart/ Niklas Brommare (a short version of Don Giovanni) The Magician in Son of Heaven, Geltrude Enrico di Borgogna, Sångerskan Hos Oss.

She has also appeared in concerts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy, where she performed Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder.

Recent and upcoming engagements include Elsa Lohengrin, Countess Le Nozze di Figaro, Aida and Eva Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Royal Swedish Opera, Aida at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Beethoven Symphony No.9 with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Mahler Symphony No.4 in Sweden.

Christina received the Birgit Nilsson Scholarship of in 2014 and 2015 and was awarded the Jenny Lind scholarship which included a concert tour in the United States and Canada. Christina has also received scholarships from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 2013, 2014 and 2015, the Mats Liljefors scholarship in 2013, the Vadstena Akademien scholarship in 2012 and Ystads Allehanda Culture Prize in 2011.

Photo: Peter Knutson