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Nilsson

[nil-suh n] /ˈnɪl sən/
noun
1.
(Märta) Birgit [mahr-tah bir-git;; English mahr-tuh bur-git] /ˈmɑr tɑ ˈbɪr gɪt;; English ˈmɑr tə ˈbɜr gɪt/ (Show IPA), 1918–2005, Swedish soprano.
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  • He explained at the time that only two other singers had previously received this honor—Melba and Nilsson.

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  • Nilsson, if she were presented to the Shah prior to his departure.

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  • But someone had to take charge of it, and after a long and angry discussion Nilsson was prevailed upon to stow it in his chest.

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  • From Nilsson down to the call-boy, all had been tempted, and many led away.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II James H. Mapleson
  • Nilsson made the banjo fashionable in New York society, accompanying herself charmingly.

    Memories and Anecdotes Kate Sanborn
  • Nilsson was the first person I ever knew who practised the charm the other way about.

    Memoirs of an American Prima Donna Clara Louise Kellogg
  • Madame Nilsson as "Margherita" impressed me by her singing and acting in the prison scene as she had never done before.

    The Mapleson Memoirs, vol I James H. Mapleson
  • Nilsson was not, in fact, a good musician; few prime donne are.

    Memoirs of an American Prima Donna Clara Louise Kellogg
  • Nilsson; and I had myself to write explaining to him very clearly that she was engaged to me.

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Nilsson

/Swedish ˈnilsɔn/
noun
1.
Birgit (ˈbirɡit). 1918–2006, Swedish operatic soprano
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