Birgit Nilsson Autograph

If you were inventing a character to be the leading Wagnerian soprano of her day, becoming famous worldwide for playing roles such as  Brünnhilde and Isolde, you just might name her Birgit Nilsson. Well, that’s who she was in real life.

This is one of the autographs in the collection which I came to appreciate only after my father died. I had no idea who she was when he drew the portrait and got the autograph in 1972 when I was 10. Years later I gained an appreciation for opera and her performances. Then some time after that my father passed away, I began going through the index cards for the collection, and only then realized how it all came together.

Received 5/3/1972