Anna-Lisa Björling

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Anna-Lisa Björling, née Emy Anna-Lisa Berg (March 15, 1910 – November 24, 2006), was a Swedish opera singer and actress. She was married to tenor, Jussi Björling, from 1935 until his death in 1960.

Born in Stockholm, Anna-Lisa was a soprano who had studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. After her marriage to Jussi Björling in 1935, Anna-Lisa focused on her family life and their children for ten years. When the children were older she resumed her musical studies, and made a very successful comeback at the Royal Swedish Opera in 1948, where she performed various roles until the late 1960s.

In Sweden and occasionally abroad, she performed duets with her husband Jussi Björling, for television specials and other events. She had also appeared in some Swedish films, both as an actress and singer in the 1930s.

She was sometimes credited as Anna-Lisa Berg or Anna-Lisa Björling Barkman.

She died in Stockholm in 2006, at age 96.

Selected filmography[edit]

  • 1932 - Svarta rosor
  • 1932 - Landskamp
  • 1932 - Hans livs match
  • 1931 - Skepp ohoj!
  • 1931 - Falska miljonären

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