Joel Berglund - Offenbach, Scintille, diamant!
  • Classical music composed by Jacques Offenbach Joel Berglund, Swedish bassbaritone, 1903-1985, as Dapertutto in Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach, sings Scintille, diamant!, recorded in 1937, sung in Swedish. Joel Berglund was one of Sweden's greatest singers. He had a powerful, majestic voice, known for its intense sound and clear diction. In Sweden he enjoyed the same popularity as Jussi Bjoerling, his classmate at the Stockholm opera school. After the war he had a short, successful international career. He sang at the Met a few seasons. In 1949 he became general manager at the Royal Opera of Stockholm.

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