The Life and Career of Jussi


THIS BIOGRAPHY is compiled by Harald Henrysson, “Professor of Jussicology”, founder of the Jussi Björling Museum in Borlänge and its curator 1994 – 2009. He has published a comprehensive discography on Jussi Björling and written a large number of articles on the topic. Harald Henrysson was also one of the founding fathers of The Jussi Björling Society and was its first president.

Read Jussi´s biography here


IN JACOB FORSELL'S pictorial biography, Jussi - Sången, Människan, Bilderna, only in Swedish, you can find a page with Jussi's genealogy.
Click the picture and turn two pages in the pictorial biography and you will find Jussi's genealogy, the headlines in Swedish.



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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Join the Society

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.

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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 11-17
Saturday 11-15
Sunday 11-15
Closed on June 6, Midsummer Eve and Midsummer Day


Link to The Jussi Björling Museum