onsdag, februari 02, 2011

Jussi Björling Centennial celebration

Today we (should) celebrate the centennial of one of the greatest lyrical-dramatical tenors of all time, some would even say The Greatest - me for example!

Jussi Björling was born the 5th of February in Borlänge, a small town (almost) in the middle of Sweden but in the Church registers one find the date 2nd of February and Jussi himself always celebrated the latter date as his birthday, and therefore we do the same. Through the link in his name, you are directed to the Swedish Jussi Björlingsällskapet. Through this link, Jussi, you are directed to the American Jussi Björling Society.

Below some pictures of this great tenor.
(Photo taken from: https://greatsingersofthepast.wordpress.com/2017/02/page/2/)

(Photo taken from : https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/opera-portraits-1890-to-1955/operatic-singers-in-formal-clothing.html)

(Photo taken from: https://www.allmusic.com/album/gounod-faust-mw0001403794)

(Photo taken from: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11358388/jussi-bj_rling)

(Photo taken from: http://www.operaclubdeparis-mariolanza.fr/ctn/wordpress/2014/05/hommage-au-tenor-jussi-bjorling-sur-radio-aligre-3/)

(Photo taken from: http://didier22.canalblog.com/archives/2019/08/04/37541113.html)

(Photo taken from: https://www.amazon.fr/Jussi-Bj%C3%B6rling-Swedish-Giuseppe-Verdi/dp/B00AOIUHCE)

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