One of the leading operatic tenors of the 20th century, Jussi Björling sings Till Havs (English: at sea). It is originally a poem by the Finnish-Swedish poet Jonathan Reuter, the opening words “Smokey and the ocean’s healthy wind”. In 1922, the song set to music by the Swedish composer Gustaf Nordqvist (born 12 February 1886 […]
One of the leading operatic tenors of the 20th century, Jussi Björling sings “Salut, demeure” from Faust, a grand opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré.
One of the leading operatic singers of the 20th century, Swedish tenor Jussi Björling sings the famous tenor aria Vesti La Giubba from the 1892 opera “Pagliacci” (Clowns) by Ruggero Leoncavallo. Year: 1951.
The best versions of “Je crois entendre encore” (I still believe I hear), a beautiful aria from Georges Bizet‘s Les pêcheurs de perles. Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers) is an opera in three acts by the French composer Georges Bizet, to a libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré. It was first performed on […]
Three versions of the famous Neapolitan song “O Sole Mio”: Enrico Caruso, Jussi Björling, and Luciano Pavarotti. “O sole mio” is a globally known Neapolitan song written in 1898. Its lyrics were written by Giovanni Capurro and the melody was composed by Eduardo di Capua. There are other versions of “‘O sole mio” but it […]