Pagliacci, Stockholm Opera, Canio, Jussi Bjorling
Canio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci occupies a special position in Jussi Bjorling's repertoire. During the twenty years he sang 1te role (1936-55), he gave only twenty performances, always in Swedish and almost always at the Stockholm Opera (the exceptions: three early performances in Germany and Austria). The present article will follow his reviews, in chronological order; they show that his singing was found brilliant from the very beginning while his acting developed over the years, even if some reviewers always retained their reservations in that respect
"Jussi Bjorling's Canio on Stage,"
Journal of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 16
, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsociety/vol16/iss1/12