Elisabeth Sˆderstrˆm

[Daily Telegraph, 22 November 2009]
Elisabeth Sˆderstrˆm, who died on November 20 aged 82, was one of the most versatile and best-loved Swedish operatic sopranos from a country that, thanks to a combination of extensive royal and state patronage, has nurtured the likes of Jenny Lind, Nicolai Gedda, Birgit Nilsson and, more recently, Anne Sofie von Otter.