Finland, Jussi Bjorling
Jussi was proud of being of Finnish descent and he visited Finland on numerous occasions. During the war he sang at charity concerts several times and in 1951 he was happy to meet Sibelius at his home in Ainola, outside Helsinki. After all the long tours for many years, not least across the North American continent, he was at times rather tired of travelling, but to Finland he always travelled with pleasure, as he told a Finnish journalist. In January 1955 he had an opportunity to return to “the land of the thousand lakes,” but before that he was booked for a Tosca performance at the Stockholm Opera on 14 January.
"Jussi Bjorling in Finland,"
Newsletter of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 34
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsocietynl/vol34/iss1/6