Award Ceremony Birgit Nilsson Prize 2022
Yo-Yo Ma receives the Birgit Nilsson Prize 2022.
Tuesday 18 October 2022 18.00Ends approximately 19.45
Price:150–350 SEK. The ticket price includes a glass of sparkling wine before the ceremony. NOTE! No intermission
Watch the concert at Konserthuset Play.
Official ceremony on the occasion that Yo-Yo Ma receives the Birgit Nilsson Prize. In a magnificent musical tribute to both the laureate and Prize's founder, the 2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize is awarded to the world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who will be present to receive the prize.
The award ceremony will take place in the presence of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. The ceremony will be accompanied by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera Choir, conducted by Patrik Ringborg, and the Radio Choir, conducted by its principal conductor Kaspars Putniņš. Soloists include cellist Amalie Stalheim, sopranos Maria Bengtsson and Johanna Wallroth, and mezzo-soprano Emma Sventelius.
During his visit to Sweden, Yo-Yo Ma himself performs in concert with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Alan Gilbert in Dvorák’s Cello Concerto on 16 October. Read more
The musicApproximate times
Otto Lindblad The Swedish Royal Anthem ’’The King’s Song’’2 min
Richard Wagner Entry of the Guests from Act II "Freudig begrüssen" from Tannhäuser7 min
Hugo Alfvén Midsummer Vigil15 min
Richard Strauss Der Abend for chorus a cappella7 min
Richard Wagner Fanfare from Entry of the Guests from Act II of Tannhäuser3 min
Anders Hillborg From Cello Concerto10 min
Richard Strauss Terzett from Der Rosenkavalier5 min
Richard Strauss Ist ein Traum from Der Rosenkavalier8 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Patrik Ringborg conductor
- Amalie Stalheim cello
- Johanna Wallroth soprano
- Maria Bengtsson soprano
- Emma Sventelius mezzo-soprano
- Lars Johansson Brissman baritone
- Royal Swedish Opera Chorus
- Swedish Radio Choir
- Kaspars Putnins conductor
- Susanne Rydén host
- Stefan Forsberg host