Birgit Nilsson, music, opera singers
Whatever the actual circumstances under which the text was born—writing, dictating, or taping—the narrative voice of Nilsson is consistent throughout and her well-chosen words read as if captured while relaxing in her armchair. Why did she decide to commit her life story to paper? Among the four reasons she enumerates in the Preface, the most convincing is her third: “I want to forestall the coming of the day when some nasty little writer will cook up a brew of lies about la Nilsson.”
"Birgit Nilsson Centenary 2018: Nilsson Autobiography Re-Issued in 2018: Excerpted from the original 2008 Review,"
Journal of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 27
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsociety/vol27/iss1/5