Lyric Opera, news, Jussi Bjorling
Jussi Bjorling was a mainstay for the new Lyric Opera company as it willed itself into being, first in the spring of 19$4 with a brilliantly-cast Don Giovanni (Steber, Simoneau), and then consolidating its formula of attracting the greatest singers with promises of interesting repertoire(+ good salaries, if not lavish new productions). Thus Maria Callas famously opened the fall season in Norma (with Simionato), Traviata (with Simoneau and Gobbi), Lucia (with di Stefano); check the database .at lyricopera. org!
"(3). Jussi In the News, at Chicago's Lyric Opera In Autumn 2006.,"
Newsletter of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 11
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsocietynl/vol11/iss1/5