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The Life of Christina Nilsson

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Category: Entertainment
Start date: 08 Feb 2020 01:30 PM
End date: 08 Feb 2020 04:00 PM
Street / Location: Redemption Lutheran Church, 4057 N. Mayfair Rd.
City / town: Milwaukee
Country: Wisconsin, USA
Organizer: Swedish American Historical Society of Wisconsin, Inc.
Name: Bev Wenzel
Email: swedishamericanhistoricalwisc@gmail.com
Phone: 262.781.6113
Homepage: www.sahswi.org

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 renowned opera singer.

Enjoy the music Christina wrote and sang as performed by our own violin duo “God Vänner” (Carol Gustafson and Mary Stetson). Enjoy our coffee hour following.

Contact us at www.sahswi.org or call 414-352-7890