Jussi Björling, Audrey Schuh, tenors, sopranos
“New Orleans is America’s most exotic city ... both mother and muse to countless artistic talents.” These statements are made at the start of Brian Morgan’s 2006 biography of bass-baritone Norman Treigle. Examples of musical talents nurtured in New Orleans are named throughout Morgan’s book, but one of those is very special for Björling fans: Audrey Schuh, the soprano whose lively, lovely singing of young Oscar’s music shines throughout her 1950 recording from New Orleans of Un ballo in maschera.
"New Orleans’ Longtime Promotion of the Vocal Arts, A Prime Case: The Career of soprano Audrey Schuh,"
Journal of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 27
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsociety/vol27/iss1/8