• By: OLM Staff

An Evening of Nordic Music

Opera Swedish style is coming to Ottawa with a performance this week by one of that country’ most talented young opera singers.

Swedish mezzo soprano Josefine Andersson winner of the prestigious Jenny Lind scholarship will perform in Ottawa at An Evening of Nordic Music this Thursday. Andersson’s presence at the event a celebration of Nordic Music and culture is certain to make the evening a memorable one.  The winning of the scholarship puts Andersson in the ranks of one of the finest young opera singers in Scandinavia, if not the world. Since 1965, a scholarship has been awarded to the most promising soprano singer in Sweden in remembrance of Lind who was widely dubbed the Swedish Nightingale. Adding to the musical treat for the audience, will be Ms. Andersson’s musical accompaniment, Ms. Nigar Dadscheva, the recipient of the esteemed Ottawa Goldschmidt Scholarship for piano.

An Evening for Nordic Music will be held at the Mackay United Church at 39 Dufferin Road, Ottawa this Thursday, June 7 at 7pm. Tickets may be purchased online at www.swea.org/Toronto, by phone (613) 749 8727 or in person at various locations in Ottawa. Tickets are available at The Leading Note 370 Elgin Street (613 569 7888), the Crichton Cultural Community Centre and Books on Beechwood at 35 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa.