Vesti la giubba" - Jussi Björling. 2. Faust, Act III: "Salut, demeure chaste et pure" - Jussi Björling. 3. Cavalleria rusticana: "Mamma, mamma!, quel vino è generoso" - Jussi Björling. 4. La Bohème, Act I: "Che gelida manina" - Renato Cellini. 5. L'Africaine, Act IV: "O paradiso" - Jussi Björling. 6. Carmen, ActL II:"La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Flower Song)" - Jussi Björling. Disc: 2. 1. Solenne in quest'ora - Robert Merrill.
Jussi Björling (5 February 1911 – 9 September 1960) was a Swedish tenor and one of most highly regarded opera singers of the 20th century. Björling was one of the few non-Latin tenors to rival the Italian dominance of the opera world at that time. Björling was born in Borlänge. He studied singing with his father, David, an accomplished vocalist, and made his debut public appearance at the age of four with the Björling Male Quartet. The group performed in concerts throughout Sweden and the United States for eleven and a half years.
Album · 2000 · 16 Songs. Messa da Requiem: Ingemisco. By Giuseppe Verdi - Jussi Björling, AVRO Hilversum Orchestra & Frieder Weissman. L'Africaine: Pays merveilleu. Paradis. By Giacomo Mayerbeer - AVRO Hilversum Orchestra, Frieder Weissman & Jussi Björling. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée. By Georges Bizet - AVRO Hilversum Orchestra, Frieder Weissman & Jussi Björling.
He admired Jussi Björling greatly, but were you to ask him to name the greatest tenor, he would instantly have named Fritz Wunderlich - because, if nothing else, of his wider repertoire. But other opera crazies, all of whom knew far more than I did and were not hesitant to demonstrate that they did, would listen only to recordings by Beniamino Gigli. Others were champions of Franco Corelli. But if one were foolish enough to mention the Three Tenors in their presence, the opera crazies would erupt on the verge of violence.
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Written-By – Georges Bizet
Written-By – Charles Gounod