Christina Nilsson, World famous Swedish Opera singer

17 10 2019

Presentation by SAHSWI member Carol Gustafson

Saturday February 8, 2020 1:30 PM at Redemption Lutheran Church, 4057 North Mayfair Rd. (Hwy. 100, just north of Capitol Drive) Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

A Rags to Riches Story – The life of Christina Nilsson, the famous Swedish opera singer, will be told by SAHSWI member Carol Gustafson, her great, great niece.  Christina was born August 20, 1843 in Sjöabol/Snugge outside Växjö and died November 20, 1921.  Christina sang at the opening night of the New York Met in 1883.  She was very popular in the USA, Russia, the UK and France. Carol has visited her homestead, now a museum in Sweden as well as her mansion Villa Vik and mausoleum in Växjö. It’s a fascinating story of a poor girl from southern Sweden who became a world renown opera singer.

“Goda Vänner”, Carol Gustafson and Mary Stetson will perform 2 songs written by Christina Nilsson. 

After the presentation and entertainment enjoy a cup of coffee with sweets together with fellow Swedish-Americans and others interested in this exclusive event. The meeting is open to the public.