Music: Career No. 2

The singing teacher at Stockholm's Royal Opera School had little fault to find with the little tenor's singing; what annoyed her was the tenor's persistent wooing of her pet pupil, pretty, blonde Soprano Anna-Lisa Berg. Marriage, she told them sternly, would be the end of Anna-Lisa's promising operatic career. She was right. Young, golden-voiced Tenor Jussi Bjoerling and Anna-Lisa were married. And while Jussi sang his way to the Metropolitan and world fame, Anna-Lisa set-to work to raise their family, instead of her voice.

That was 15 years ago. In the summer of 1948, the late Count Folke Bernadotte asked Jussi...

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