Jussi’s performance chronology

JUSSI MADE MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND PERFORMANCES in concert, opera, radio and TV. As early as at the age of four he made his debut together with his brothers Olle and Gösta at Trefaldighetskyrkan (Trinity Church) in Örebro on 12 December 1915. His very last performance was at Skansen, Stockholm on 20 August 1960. On 9 September the same year he passed away at his beloved summer house on Siarö.

3127 performances by Jussi Björling are known and dated (April 2017). Of these he sang 991 times as a child together with his father (until 1926) and his brothers, 2136 times as  an adult tenor.

These numbers include opera performances (Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci on the same evening are registered as two performances), concerts, solo performances, radio programs (even those without a studio audience), etc. Of the total number, 931 are complete operas.

Through extensive detective research Harald Henrysson and Roger Alderstrand have managed to compile a list of all these performances. For their laborious work they were in 2011 awarded the Prize of The Jussi Björling Society. The complete chronology was published on the web for the first time in April 2017 (see below).

By clicking the links below you will get various kinds of information about Jussi’s career.

Chronology of performances: foreword & introduction

Chronology of performances: detailed list

Stage repertoire

Performances in USA, grouped by states

Jussi in Opera

 

 

 

The Jussi Björling Society

The Jussi Björling Society was founded on January 7, 1989. Its task is to promote interest in and spread knowledge about Jussi Björling, his vocal art, life and career.

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HERE you can quickly become a member of The Jussi Björling Society. You will receive our magazine, newsletters and invitations to events and gatherings. The annual fee is 250 SEK.

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Welcome to the American and British Jussi Björling Societies 

 

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Jussi Favourites of the Board Members

Hans Thunström presents his favourite recording.

Read about and listen to the favourite


The Jussi Björling Museum

Jussi Björling Museet

The Jussi Björling Museum Greets You!

 

BORLÄNGE  is the place where Jussi Björling was born. Here is also his own museum, the only Björling Museum in the world. "Of all singers' museums, this is the best", accordning to the late John Steane, noted British music critic.

 

Opening hours
Winter season  September–May working days Thuesday - Friday 12-17

June - August

Monday - Friday 11-18
Saturday 10-14
Sunday 12-17
Closed on June 6, Midsummer Eve and Midsummer Day

 

Link to The Jussi Björling Museum