Birgit Finnilä

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Birgit Finnilä (born 20 January 1931) is a Swedish contralto and opera singer.

Finnilä was born in Falkenberg, Sweden and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She made her operatic debut in Gothenburg in 1967. Though principally singing concert works, her operatic roles include parts in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, Handel's Flavio, Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, and Wagner's Ring cycle.


  • Baroque and Romantic Vocal Music BIS-CD-127, singing Sea Pictures by Sir Edward Elgar
  • Dvorák/Fernström Big Ben 571-006 4 (861-006 2), singing Biblical Songs, Op. 99 by Antonín Dvořák

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