Puccini: Manon Lescaut - Schymberg, Björling, Hasslo, Tyrén; Grevillius. Stockholm, 1959


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Jussi Björling always remained loyal to his native land and sang often at the Royal Swedish Opera.  Here he sings in Italian while his colleagues sing in Swedish.  Listening to his glorious tone it seems truly tragic that it ten months time he would be dead.  Hjördis Schymberg does a great job portraying the title character.   The sound is very good.

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