report, Jussi Bjorling, museum


On October 7, Swedish Radio's weekly Sunday opera program was devoted rto an interview with Lars Hemmingsson, the current Chairman of the Scandinavian Jussi Bjorling Society. Lars described the three existing chapters of JBS, in the UK, USA and Sweden, and described the origin of his own interest in Jussi (which had a connection with Jussi's son Rolf, one of whose teachers: was Lars' father). He also told of his memories as a youthful super at the Royal Opera, one of them at an Aida performance with Jussi where he stood close to him and could hear his remarks before the curtain went up. Lars also discussed some of his other favorite singers at the Royal Opera.

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