Jussi Björling

— one of the greatest ever

JUSSI'S LIFE and his musical journey through life continues to fascinate generation after generation worldwide. He is loved, not only for his music, but also for being a human with strengths as well as weaknesses. Here is the story of his life.

JUSSI SANG FOR FORTY-FIVE of the forty-nine years of his life and made more than three thousand appearances. His legacy is preserved in about forty recordings of complete operas and choral works and around 650 separate numbers of arias and songs. Most of these have now been released on CD and the list of CDs where Jussi is represented encompassed so far  1382 items!

JUSSI BJÖRLING – the divinely gifted tenor – belongs to the very few singers whose reputation has increased after his demise. He is still one of the most famous singers in the world. His recordings sell in large quantities, modern tenors discuss him as though he still were alive.

Critics still regard him as the most complete male singer during the 20th century and one of the wonders with the phenomenon Jussi is that he gains new admirers every day.

His voice, his timbre and his style are immediately recognizable and quite unique. He has created his own niche among the immortals, a niche that will never be replaced by somebody else.

Through The Jussi Björling Society you will get deepened insight in Jussi Björling’s fantastic career and life-story. Here, on our website, you will be able to read more about Jussi and the activities of our society.




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.

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


Link to The Jussi Björling Museum