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).
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