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Published on Jun 16, 2008
Sung in Swedish.
This is a live performance of Pagliacci in Stockholm, 8 December 1954. Bjorling sings the aria 'Vesti la giubba'.
Cast Info: Jussi Bjoerling (Canio), Ruth Moberg (Nedda), Arne Ohlson (Beppe), Erik Sundquist (Tonio), Carl-Axel Hallgren (Silvio), Royal Orchestra and Royal Opera Chorus, Stockholm, conducted by Lamberto Gardelli. Released on Bluebell.
Jussi Björling (1911-1960) was a Swedish operatic tenor and a highly regarded singer. Beginning his singing career as a treble with his father's "Björling Male Quartet", Jussi Björling was one of the few non-Latin tenors to rival the Italian dominance of the opera world at that time.