Jussi’s performance chronology

JUSSI BJÖRLING MADE MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND SINGING PERFORMANCES in concert, opera, radio, TV and on other more or less public occasions. As early as at the age of four, on 12 December 1915, he made his debut together with his brothers Olle and Gösta at Trefaldighetskyrkan (Trinity Church) in Örebro. 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.

3180 performances by Jussi Björling are known and dated (as of August 2022). Of these he sang 1002 times 1915-1927 together with his brothers, and often also with his father (who died in 1926). 2178 performances as a tenor are noted 1928-1960. 931 of them are complete operas (Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci on the same evening counted as two performances).

 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

Chronology of performances: annual statistics

Performances in USA, grouped by states

Jussi Björling on the opera stage


New website for the Jussi Björling Society

We would like to wish you a warm welcome to the Jussi Björlingsällskapet's new website: www.jussibjorlingsallskapet.se Here you are given good opportunities to delve into the life and work of the singer Jussi Björling. But this website will just be in Swedish.

The old website: www.jussibjorlingsallskapet.com, which you are reading now, will remain as a comprehensive archive and will be able to be visited as usual and you can read it in English, click on the British flag.

The new website is intended to be a more up-to-date place for current information from August 2023. 


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.

More about The Society

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 for 2022 is 275 SEK.

More about the membership

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 former Jussi

Björling Museum

Jussi Björling Museet

The museum officially closed on January 1, 2021 and is now vacant. We hope that it will later be replaced by a museum in another location.