recordings, broadcasts, concerts, Jussi Bjorling, Metropolitan Opera
Jussi Bjorling introduced himself to America not by his first performances at the Metropolitan Opera starting in 1938, but rather in a remarkable series of three nationwide radio broadcasts made during 1937, on November 28 and December 5 and 19. As you can hear from a few surviving recordings made of those broadcasts, the 26-year-old tenor's brilliant voice and innate musicality projected beautifully through the microphone and the resulting attention enabled him to get a quick start on what became a major career in this country.
""Jussi Bjorling Live: Broadcast Concerts 1937 - 1960","
Newsletter of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 17:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsocietynl/vol17/iss1/5