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Jussi Björling: Quiz


Question 1: One of Björling's first LP sets was a 1950 performance of the complete Il trovatore, with Zinka Milanov, for ________.
Sony Music EntertainmentSony BMGColumbia RecordsRCA Records

Question 2: Björling (surname also spelled as "Bjoerling" and "Bjorling" in English-language sources) was born in Borlänge, ________, Sweden in February 1911.

Question 3: His name is now used with the prestigious Jussi Björling Music Scholarship at ________ in St. Peter, Minnesota, and adorns the concert hall there named in his honor.
Macalester CollegeSt. Olaf CollegeCarleton CollegeGustavus Adolphus College

Question 4: This was soon followed by Don Ottavio in Mozart's ________, Arnold in Rossini's William Tell and Almaviva in Rossini's The Barber of Seville.
Lo sposo delusoThe Magic FluteCosì fan tutteDon Giovanni

Question 5: The tenor was awarded the 1959 ________ for Best Classical Performance - Vocal Soloist (With Or Without Orchestra) for his recording Björling in Opera.
Latin Grammy AwardsMusic industryGrammy AwardTEC Awards

Question 6: ________, Rome Opera House, RCA, 1959
Le VilliLa bohèmeLa rondineTurandot

Question 7: Björling made his professional operatic debut as the Lamplighter in Manon Lescaut at the Royal Swedish Opera in ________ in 1930.

Question 8: In December 1940, ________ invited him to sing the tenor part in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in New York, a recording of which exists.
John BarbirolliArturo ToscaniniLeopold StokowskiLeonard Bernstein

Question 9: ________ appeared on both albums, but Leonard Warren was featured only on the Pagliacci one, as Tonio.
AidaLicia AlbaneseBaritoneRobert Merrill

Question 10: One of his final recordings was the Verdi Requiem conducted by Fritz Reiner for ________ which was recorded as late as June 1960 alongside Leontyne Price and Giorgio Tozzi.
Mercury RecordsDeutsche GrammophonDecca RecordsUniversal Music Group


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