Jussi Björling Society - USA

 

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Welcome to JBS -USA 

Jussi Björling’s flawless vocal technique, silvery beauty of tone, gleaming upper register, and superb interpretive skills have made him one of the greatest and most beloved tenors of the twentieth century. Numerous colleagues as well as music critics have long placed him at the very pinnacle of vocal excellence. It was to Jussi that Dorothy Caruso, widow of Enrico Caruso, said, "You are the only one worthy to wear his mantle, bear Rico’s crown!"

Despite his fame across three continents, Jussi remained a humble and simple man, deeply devoted to his family. His tragically early death in 1960 at the age of 49 ended a brilliant career that began during the acoustic era of recording and extended to the advent of stereophonic sound.

  
 


Jussi Björling's strong bond with the people of America dates from 1919, when audiences first heard him as a young boy. As an adult, his appearances at opera houses in New York, Chicago and San Francisco were eagerly awaited each season. In addition to opera he crisscrossed the country performing in concerts and recitals as well as on radio and later television. His enormous popularity in the United States lives on to this day, and the formation of The Jussi Björling Society – USA in 1998, 38 years after his death, is testament to this.

JBS-USA aims to provide a forum for Björling enthusiasts to meet and share information, experiences and ideas. We will celebrate and preserve the legacy of this unique artist and work to educate a new generation about Jussi's special gift. Please join our Internet chat group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Bjorling/ for animated discussions and news on CD and book releases, as well as updates on conferences and other meetings.

 
JBS works in collaboration with the Jussi Björling Appreciation Society (U.K.) and in cooperation with the Jussi Björling Museum (Sweden) and the Scandinavian Jussi Björling Sällskapet. 
 

 
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