THE BANK HOLIDAY CLASSIC DRIVE

BJÖRLING, JUSSI Image Name: BJÖRLING, JUSSI Description: Orig. bildtext... Tivoli hade på torsdagen besök av hovsångare Jussi Björling som sjöng inför en stor och hänförd publik, här i Tiggarstudenten. Anm. Jussi Björling, 1911-1960, operasångare Gröna Lund

From 16.00 to 18.00 Lorcan Murray presents the perfect soundtrack for the May Bank Holiday accompanied by news and traffic updates.

From 18.00 to 19.00 – “Beloved Jussi”

Hailed as the greatest singer of the 20th century, Swedish tenor Jussi Björling astounded the opera world with a voice of unparalleled purity and brilliance.

In 2011, to mark the centenary of Björling’s birth, the Lyric Feature celebrated his brief life and his legacy of recordings with contributions by international Björling scholars Harald Henrysson and Sue Flaster, opera festival director Anne-Marie O’Sullivan and former artistic director of Opera Australia Moffatt Oxenbould. (1st broadcast February 2011)

RTÉ lyric fm, Monday 6May, 4pm-7pm