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tenor.

Jussi Bjoerling, Swedish tenor. Decorated Knight, Order of Leopold II (Belgium). R.C.A.-Victor records; guest regularly on radio and television.

Background

Bjoerling, Jussi was born on February 2, 1911 in Stora Tuna Dalarna. Sweden. Son of David Bjoerling: graduate Royal Opera School, Stockholm, 1929.

Education

Studied with John Forsell and Tullio Voghera.

Career

Sang in the United States as boy tenor in Bjoerling Quartet (with father and 2 brothers), season 1920-1921. Made debut as Ottavio in “Don Giovanni,” Royal Opera, Stockholm, 1929. American debut on radio November 1937.

Chicago debut, Chicago City Opera, December 1937. Metropolitan Opera, New York, debut as Rudolphe in “La Boheme,” November 1938. Has sung over fifty leading tenor roles in all important opera houses.

1st United States joint concert tour with wife, Anna-Lisa Bjoerling (soprano), 1950-1951.

Connections

Married Ann Lisa Berg, June 3, 1935. Children: Anders, Lars Olaf, Ann Charlotte.

father:
David Bjoerling: Bjoerling

spouse:
Ann Lisa Berg

children:
Anders Bjoerling

Lars Olaf Bjoerling

Ann Charlotte Bjoerling