2011 Birgit Nilsson Prize awarded to Riccardo Muti
Maestro Riccardo Muti was awarded the 2011 Birgit Nilsson Prize by H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at a festive ceremony of celebration and musical inspiration held at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm on Thursday evening, October 13. This Prize of one million dollars, established by Birgit Nilsson herself, is the most generous prize in the world of classical music.
Acceptance speech by Riccardo Muti
Press conference before Award Ceremony with Maestro Riccardo Muti
(Royal Swedish Opera, 13 October 2011)