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A Charmless Jussi?


Jussiphile, aria, Jussi Bjorling


For a Jussiphile to admit that he doesn't like his favorite singer's rendition of an aria or song might be considered tantamount to heresy. But I have to admit to being disappointed by Jussi's performance of that most beautiful of arias "Una furtiva lagrima" from Donizetti's L'Elisir D'amore. Now, I can just hear your heated exclamations of "Mio Dio," "Mon Dieu," "Gott mitt der welt," and even "Dem dere's fightin' words, Cantor!" Well, so be it, and I'll just explain why.

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