Iron Gang, Erik Saeden, Elisabeth Soderstrom
Two great artists of the Stockholm Opera's "iron gang" have left us with only a few weeks in between: first Erik Saeden, now Elisabeth Soderstrom. The baritone sang for the public, well-preserved vocally and youthful in mind, as late as two days before his passing. The soprano had lived more in her own world for several years. Both had given me a great deal to remember from my first years as a young opera and concert-goer and radio listener. They were heard in divers genres and styles and both had a death-defyingly broad repertoire. They and their colleagues imprinted on me and my generation the sense of what was good opera, good classical singing.
"Saeden, Soderstrom The "Iron Gang" Thins Out,"
Journal of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 18
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsociety/vol18/iss1/4