Verdi, Giuseppe - Trovatore, Il - Björling, Jussi (tenor)

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Jussi Björling is one of the greatest singers of the twentieth century and is still a legend both in the operatic world as well as with a large audience. It was thus a world sensation when Caprice Records, in this issue, presented a recording of Verdi's "Il Trovatore" from the Royal Opera House in Stockholm with Jussi Björling in the role of Manrico.

During the season of 1956-57, Jussi Björling made fourteen guest performances in five different operas at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm which is where he made his debut twenty-five years earlier and where he often returned. On 26 January 1957 Verdi's "Il Trovatore" was on the program with Jussi as Manrico, the Norwegian world soprano Aase Nordmo as his beloved Leonora, the famous Wagner singer Margareta Bergström as his supposed mother, the gipsy Azucena and the brilliant Verdi baritone Hugo Hasslo as Count Luna, the troubadour's rival. Herbert Sandberg had hastily stepped in as conductor instead of Kurt Bendix, and Jussi's brother Gösta, who died the same autumn, stepped in for a sick colleague as Manrico's armor-bearer.

Radio broadcasts from the Opera have been made since the 1930s but comparatively few have been kept for posterity. Since 1956 Valter Valentin, a member of the board of the Opera had started to record certain performances with simple equipment from the stalls in the first row. This particular night in January, a member of the Opera choir had placed a tape recorder in the wings at the request of the mezzo-soprano Margaret Bergström in whose linen cupboard the tape was stored for a number of years. Until sometime in the 1980s when Stefan Johansson, now head dramaturgist at the Opera, borrowed it for a radio program. Probably, the singer wanted it to listen to her own achievement, without thinking that it would become a world sensation 45 years later.

Because the first scene is missing on this recording of "Il Trovatore" there has been room for a generous bonus, Jussi Björling in all the des Grieux solos as well as the final scene with Hjördis Schymberg in Puccini's "Manon Lescaut" - a recording made on 1 November 1959. This was one of Jussi's last performances at the Opera and was also broadcast on the radio. But it is one of Valter Valentin's recordings from the first row, giving a unique rendition of the sound of Jussi's voice, from a very close range. It is also remarkable to be able to present the great tenor aria "Donna non vidi mai" from the first act - the corresponding part in the recording made by the radio was actually damaged when being copied - whereas here, we can hear it recorded from another perspective.

These sensational recordings of a mature Jussi Björling in fantastic shape make up the first volume in the recording series "Royal Swedish Opera Archives", where Caprice Records and the Royal Opera, in eight volumes, presents some of the most exciting of these "house recordings" made by Valter Valentin and his colleagues during the years 1956-60 with soloists such as Jussi, Schymberg, Birgit Nilsson, Sigurd Björling, Kerstin Meyer and many others.

Artikelnummer CAP22051
Streckkod 7391782220513
Utgivningsdatum 2002-11-25
Kategori Opera
Skivbolag Caprice
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 2
Artister Björling, Jussi (tenor)
Kompositörer Verdi, Giuseppe
Disk: 1
Il Trovatore
1 Il Trovatore
Disk: 2
Manon Lescaut
1 Manon Lescaut
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