1939 Provo Concert, Jussi Bjorling, WWII


At the 2015 JBS-USA conference in Salt Lake City, material about Jussi Björling’s 1939 Provo concert, his first in Utah, was on display. Th at concert and its program may merit a special commentary, and this article will also deal a little more with the same tour. Before continuing, I would like to add that Jussi would sing only once more in Utah, in Ogden on 13 November 1945—not long after the start of his first US tour after WWII—and that there were plans, though never realized for unknown reason, for a concert in Salt Lake City on 19 February 1947.

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