He then studied at the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm as well as taking singing lessons from the famous baritone John Forsell, who also taught Aksel Schiøtz and Jussi Björling.
Organist, Tillberga, Sweden, 1922. Teacher, organist, Saby, Sweden, 1924-1925, 26-29. Organist, Strömsholm, 1927-1929.
Conductor of chorus Saint Jacobi Church, Stockholm, 1929-1949.
Professor singing Conservatory of Music, 1930-1940. Debut as tenor in Stockholm as Radames in Aida, 1936.
Performed at Salzburg Festival, 1938. Guest appearances in Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Budapest, London, Lisbon, Louisiana Scala, Bayreuth Festival.
Guest performances with opera companies, symphony orchestras, United States of America.
Dramatic tenor roles in Wagnerian operas, also as Otello, Radames, Manrico, Pagliacci, Don Jose, Samson, Herod, Eisenstein and others Member Royal Opera House, Stockholm, since 1931, Metropolitan Opera County, New York, 1946-1956. Director, general manager Royal Opera House, Stockholm, 1956-1963.
Member Royal Opera House, Stockholm, since 1931, Metropolitan Opera County, New York, 1946-1956.
Married Nini Hogstedt, September 7, 1934. Children: Eva, Henrik, Inger, Jon, Kerstin, Solveig.