Christina Nilsson


The young Swedish soprano Christina Nilsson has begun the season with concerts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the Stockholm Concert Hall. She has also been a guest at the Opéra national de Lorraine in Nancy where she performed Strauss' Vier letzte Lieder. Christina Nilsson has this winter made her role debut as Aida at The Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, with great success and fantastic reviews.

Christina has this spring been a guest at the Opéra de Lyon where she has sung Die Aufsehering and covered the role of Chrysothemis in Elektra.

Christina has previously appeared as one of the Drei Arme Adelige Waisen in Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss and as Anna in Min bror är Don Juan by W.A Mozart/Niklas Brommare at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. She has performed the role of The Magician in Son of Heaven by Moto Osada and she has sung Geltrude in Enrico di Borgogna, Donizetti, both at Vadstena Akademien She has also appeared as Sångerskan in Hos Oss by Swedish composer Thomas Jennefelt.

Christina Nilsson has participated as a soloist in a number of concerts in Sweden and abroad. In Stockholm for example at Berwaldhallen, the Stockholm Concert Hall and at The Swedish Royal Palace.

Christina Nilsson was recently awarded the First prize in the Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition of 2017. In 2016 Christina received the First prize as well as the Audience's prize of the Wilhelm Stenhammar International Competition.

Christina received the Birgit Nilsson Scholarship of 2015 and in 2014 she 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.

 Christina Nilsson was born in Ystad in Southern Sweden and moved to Stockholm when she began her studies at the Lilla Akademien musikgymnasium. After two years at Vadstena folkhögskola she began her studies at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. She moved on to the Masters programme of Opera from which she graduated in June 2017.

Updated February 2018