The Jussi Börling museum
The Jussi Björling Museum

Singer polls

Eleven polls where the greatest singers were ranked are listed below, presenting the five top names of each. The polls were carried out in recent years by magazines, newspapers and radio stations in various countries.
 
This survey gives an impressive proof of Jussi Björling's strong position in the world of music.
 
Celebration Radio (New York, USA)
December 1996 (program by Don Goldberg)
 
Greatest Singers of the Century:
1) Jussi Björling 2) Enrico Caruso 3) Maria Callas 4) Joan Sutherland
5) Renata Tebaldi
 
 
Classic FM (United Kingdom)
December 1996
 
Favorite Post-War Opera Singers:
1) Jussi Björling 2) Maria Callas 3) Plácido Domingo 4) Tito Gobbi 5) Joan Sutherland

WMNR Radio (Connecticut, USA)
December 1997 (program by Don Goldberg)
 
Greatest Singers of the Century:
1) Jussi Björling 2) Maria Callas, Marilyn Horne 3) Enrico Caruso, Zinka Milanov, Joan Sutherland 
  

Göteborgsposten (Gothenburg, Sweden)
May 1999
 
Greatest Swedish Opera Singers:
1) Jussi Björling (49 % of the votes) 2) Birgit Nilsson 3) Nicolai Gedda
4) Jenny Lind 5) Gösta Winbergh
 

Classic CD (United Kingdom)
June 1999
 
Top Singers of the Century (Critics' Poll):
1) Jussi Björling 2) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau 3) Kirsten Flagstad 4) Tito Gobbi 5) Maria Callas
 

Classic CD (United Kingdom)
December 1999
 
Top Singers of the Century (Readers' Poll):
1) Maria Callas 2) Jussi Björling 3) Plácido Domingo 4) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau 5) Enrico Caruso
 

Radio Universidad de Santiago de Chile
April 2000 (program "La Opera Entre Amigos" by Alfred Velazco).
 
Tenors of the Century:
1) Jussi Björling 2) Enrico Caruso 3) Beniamino Gigli 4) Franco Corelli
5) Aureliano Pertile
 

Opéra International (France)
October 2000.
 
Favorite Post-War Tenors:
1) Alfredo Kraus 2) Plácido Domingo 3) Jussi Björling 4) Luciano Pavarotti 5) Carlo Bergonzi
 
 
Classic FM (United Kingdom)
January 2001
 
Tenors of the Century:
1) Jussi Björling 2) Plácido Domingo 3) Luciano Pavarotti 4) Enrico Caruso 5) Andrea Bocelli
 

Opera Fanatic, radio program (USA)
Spring 2001
 
Favorite Tenors of the Century:
1) Franco Corelli 2) Jussi Björling 3) Enrico Caruso 4) Beniamino Gigli 5) Jon Vickers

 
Operamante, radio program (Argentina)
June 2001
 
Favorite Tenors :
1) Jussi Björling 2) Enrico Caruso 3) Plácido Domingo 4) Alfredo Kraus
 
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Updated or reviewed: 2006-08-29  

Created: 2005-11-28 by Harald Henrysson
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