Jussi Bjorling

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Birthday
5, 1911
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Sep 9, 1960 (49)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
5, 1911
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Sep 9, 1960 (49)

About

Twentieth-century Swedish opera singer. He performed numerous tenor roles at such world-famous venues as the Metropolitan Opera (New York), La Scala (Milan), and The Royal Opera House (London).

Before Fame

He made his operatic debut in a 1930 Royal Swedish Opera production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut.

Trivia

During the 1940s and 1950s, he sang in numerous Metropolitan Opera productions, including Aida, Rigoletto, and Madama Butterfly.

Family Life

His father, David Bjorling, was also a gifted singer. Recognizing his son's vocal talent, the elder Bjorling arranged for his four-year-old son to sing with the family's all-male quartet.

Associated With

In the last year of his life, he performed with fellow opera singer Leontyne Price in a recording of the Verdi Requiem.

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