... a concert by Björling... It took my breath away.... This “Ingemisco” was probably one of the most beautifully sung five minutes that I have ever, ever heard in my life. So much so that I sat there crying like a child.
— Regina Resnik, mezzo-soprano

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He was just fantastic! It was one of the most exciting, most memorable performances. The audience would not leave the theatre that night! The curtains parted a dozen times, the lights were turned out in the theater, and people wouldn’t leave ...
— Robert Merrill, Baritone