Jenny Lind meets Jussi Björling

On Wednesday I was fortunate enough to hear two very promising young Swedish singers in recital. The recital programme is a homage to two of Sweden’s greatest classical singers: Jenny Lind (1820-1887) and Jussi Björling (1911-1960), so it was fitting that the performance I heard was in Björling’s birthplace, Borlänge.

As I’ve written in my review for Seen and Heard International, I was very impressed by both singers and by the accompanist. The programme was also very well thought out, starting with songs associated with Lind and Björling and going on to some very fine opera arias.

The recital (with a shortened programme) is being performed at the Gothenburg Culture Festival on Thursday 18 August. As entry is free I would strongly recommend anyone in Gothenburg to give up an hour of their evening – you won’t regret it.

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