Samuel Hybinette


Samuel Hybinette sings Rigoletto: La donna mobile
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Samuel Hybinette (sometimes also Hybbinette), born 1876 near Stockholm, died Feb. 12th, 1939, in Stockholm. This was a really, really unusual career - or rather, a non-career. Hybinette was one of Sweden's most famous surgeons of his time, and singing as a tenor was his bywork. He gave regular concerts, but never appeared on stage, since surgery wouldn't allow him to take time enough for rehearsing. He was well-known for always singing in the operating room, both during surgeries and before, in order to calm down his patients.
I wish to thank Robert Schlessinger for the recording and notes.

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