tenor, Jussi Bjorling
Jussi Bjorling! I remembered all the times I heard the young tenor in the 1930s: he was the impecunious, enamoured Rodolfo in La boheme; the cynical Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto; Cavaradossi, the fighter for liberty in Tosca; Manon Lescaut's noble des Grieux; the lyrical Romeo or Faust; the despairing Canio. The voice was always the same- warm, healthy, beautiful.
"A Sovereign Artistry,"
Journal of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 15
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsociety/vol15/iss1/10