Midwinter Concert Tribute to Jussi Bjorling
Come out of the cold to experience some musical warmth! Now that the holidays are over, make some plans to listen to some rarely performed music.
Come join Bradley Schuller as he pays tribute to his favorite tenor from history, Jussi Bjorling. While Schuller first was taking voice lessons, it was listening to the beautiful tone and artistry of this Swedish tenor that inspired him to pursue a career in opera.This has been a lifelong dream to be able to learn some of Jussi's best-loved Scandinavian art songs. He'll sing songs by Sibelius, Grieg and others. To round out the recital, he wanted to present a challenging work by piano genius Franz Liszt - the beautiful "Petrarch Sonnets". Schuller is thrilled to be collaborating once again with Ukrainian born virtuoso pianist Anatoliy Torchinskiy. Those who have seen Verismo's past productions will recognize him from Magic Flute, Boheme, Das Lied von der Erde and many other concerts. The Church of Beethoven is producing this event at the Open Door Theater. Tickets are available online and only $10 for adults and $5 for child tickets.
Swedish tenor Jussi Bjorling was one of history's most well loved singers with a wealth of recordings. Jussi sang dozens of leading operatic tenor roles from the 1930's until his death in 1960. His success took him to the major opera houses all across the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, and all the major houses in
Europe, America and elsewhere.