Death of a Swedish nightingale, 88

Death of a Swedish nightingale, 88


norman lebrecht

February 09, 2020

The international coloratura Margareta Hallin died today, aged 88.

After several years at the Royal Swedish Opera, she sang at Glyndebourne, Florence, Vienna, Hamburg, Moscow, Covent Garden and Copenhagen. Her last appearance was in Faust at Gävle, in 2015.

In later years she composed song-cycles, a chamber opera and incidental music for the theatre.



  • Göran Andersson says:

    A fantastic soprano with a really long career. She could sing nearly everything. A pillar at the Royal Swedish Opera.
    Unfortunately I only saw her live twice in “Rigoletto” and “Il Trovatore” and she was marvellous in both!