Jussi Björling

Johan Jonatan "Jussi" Björling (first name Finnish: [ˈjusːi], surname Swedish: [ˈbjœːrlɪŋ]; 5 February 1911 – 9 September 1960) was a Swedish tenor. One of the leading operatic singers of the 20th century, Björling appeared for many years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and less frequently at the major European opera houses, including the Royal Opera House in London and La Scala in Milan. He sang the Italian, French and Russian opera repertory with taste.

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