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Jussi Björling (1911–1960)

Jussi Björling was born on February 2, 1911 in Stora Tuna, Dalarnas län, Sweden as Johan Jonathan Björling. He was married to Anna-Lisa Berg. He died on September 9, 1960 in Siarö, Stockholms län, Sweden. See full bio »

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 2016 Sommarnatt (Short) (performer: "I de lyse nætter")
 2014/I Gentlemen (performer: "O helga natt")
 2013 Det grå guld (performer: "La donna è mobile", "Addio alla madre", "Nessun Dorma")
 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (performer: "Land Du Valsignade (Thou Blessed Country)" - as Jussi Bjorling)
 2011 Jussi i våra hjärtan (Documentary) (performer: "Un ballo in maschera ", "Visa kring slånblom och månskära", "Sommarglädje", "On the Banks of the Wabash (Far Away)", "La Bohème", "Turandot", "Violets (Violer)", "När jag för mig själv i mörka skogen går", "'La Mattinata", "Bagdad", "Aj, aj, aj du", "Il trovatore", "Rekviem. Quid sum miser", "Tosca", "Land du välsignade", "Ich hab' kein Geld, bin vogelfrei", "Jag längtar efter dig", "Till havs!")
 2010 Svinalängorna (performer: "O helga natt")
 2007 Funny Games (performer: "TU QUI SANTUZZA")
 2007 Atonement (performer: "O Soave Fanciulla, O Dolce Viso")
 2006 Jul i Svingen (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (2006) ... (performer: "O Helga Natt")
 2006 Laitakaupungin valot (performer: "Tosca", "La fanciulla del west")
 2005 Wallander (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Innan frosten (2005) ... (performer: "Bohème: Che gelida manina")
 2004 Ikke naken (performer: "Aftonstämning", "Så tag mitt hjerte", "Guds lov i naturen")
 2004 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (performer: "Non Piangere, Liu" (1922-1924) - as Jussi Bjoerling)
 2003 Konsten att städa (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Cantique de Noël")
 2002 Haaveiden kehä (performer: "Ideale")
 2002 40 Days and 40 Nights (performer: "Recondita Armonia")
 2001 Konsten att flagga (Short) (performer: "Come un bel dì di maggio. Ur Andrea Chénier", "'O Lola, bianca come fior di spino/Siciliana. Ur Cavalleria rusticana", "È lucevan le stelle. Ur Tosca")
 1998 Veranda för en tenor (performer: "Che Gelida Manina", "La donna è mobile" [from the opera "Rigoletto'], "Nämner du Sverige", "La donna è mobile" (Reprise))
 1993 The Man Without a Face (performer: "CH'ELLA MI CREDA" (from LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST))
 1993 The Pickle (performer: "Che gelida manina")
 1988 SOS (performer: "Till havs")
 1987 Träff i helfigur (TV Movie) (performer: "Che Gelida Manina" - uncredited)
 1987 Aria (performer: "Nessun dorma" - as Jussi Bjoerling)
 1987 Tilinteko (performer: "Du är min hela värld (Dein ist Mein ganzes Hertz)", "Tra voi belle")
 1953 Resan till dej (performer: "CELESTE AIDA", "TILL HAVS")
 1951 We, the People (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 February 1951 (1951) ... (performer: "Vesti la giubba")
 1937 The Great John Ericsson (performer: "Ack, Värmeland du sköna")
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One of the greatest and most famous of twentieth-century operatic tenors; he is considered by many the greatest tenor since Enrico Caruso,and some have even called him the greatest tenor ever. He sang with many great orchestras and conductors such as Toscanini and Reiner (he sang the tenor part in Toscanini's 1940 radio broadcast of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis"). He made many operatic recordings ... See more »

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