Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sweden Uses Science to Create a Future Generation of Opera Singers

STOCKHOLM—In a groundbreaking development that has taken the scientific and musical communities here by storm, a team of researchers at the Kung Gustavus III Institute for Medical and Musical Studies announced they have been using genetic material to make clones of important opera singers, including the legendary soprano Birgit Nilsson and tenor Jussi Björling. Other singers whose DNA was used in the experiment include soprano Elisabeth Söderström and Wagnerian tenor Set Svanholm.  more