When Jussi Björling died in September 1960, recording dates for Swedish television a few weeks later were taken over by Nicolai Gedda. It was a sense of succession—Swedes still had a Metropolitan Opera tenor to be proud of, and one who would be a frequent guest at the Stockholm opera as well. For the next 30 years and beyond, I heard him there almost annually, and in concerts longer than that. His final Stockholm concert was well into this century, when he was 76 or 77.
"Nicolai Gedda—the versatile tenor,"
Journal of the Jussi Björling Societies of the USA & UK: Vol. 26
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jussibjorlingsociety/vol26/iss1/4