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Bjorling, Johan Jonatan (Jussi)

Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1960 AD, at 49 years of age.

Nationality: Swedish
Categories: Singer


1911 - He was born on the 5th of February in Borlänge, Sweden.

1915 - He made his debut public appearance at the age of four with the Björling Male Quartet.

1930 - His operatic debut as the Lamplighter in Manon Lescaut at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm.

1937 - Björling made his American concert debut in Carnegie Hall.

1938 - He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Rodolfo in La bohème.

1939 - He performed in the Verdi Requiem under Toscanini in Lucerne, Switzerland.

1960 - On the 15th of March, he was suffered a heart attack before a performance at London's Royal Opera House.

         - He died on the 9th September because of heart-related causes in Sweden at the age of forty-nine.





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