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Jenny Lind and her son Ernest Svend David Goldschmidt

Johanna Maria Lind
(6 October 1820 – 2 November 1887), Swedish Soprano
Often known as the "Swedish Nightingale
In 1838 she made her debut in Stockholm as Agathe in "Der Freischütz". Then they sang in Stockholm roles such as Pamina in "The Magic Flute", the Donna Anna in "Don Giovanni", the Giulia in "La vestale" of Spontini, the Norma by Bellini, Lucia di Lammermoor and the Euryanthe in the eponymous opera of Weber. Went to Paris and studied with Manuel Garcia jr. In 1844 she went to the Royal Court Opera, Berlin. and debuted as as Norma This was followed by triumphant guest performances in Hamburg, Cologne, Koblenz and Leipzig. One of her great creations was the Marie in Donizetti's "La fille du régiment " ". In 1847 she was engaged by the impresario Lumley at the Her Majesty's Theatre in London. She made her debut there as Alice in "Robert le Diable" by Meyerbeer and sang on 06/22/1847 in this house in the world premiere of Verdi's opera "I Masnadieri" she sang Alice in Meyerbeer's" Robert le Diable "Agathe in "Der Freischütz", in Meyerbeer's "Huguenots" , Concert tour through North America in the years 1850-52, After her retirement from the stage she appeared, apart from their concert tours, especially in the great English music festivals and similar celebrations in Germany. The last time she appeared in 1870 on the Lower Rhine Music Festival in Dusseldorf, where she recited the soprano solo in the oratorio "Ruth",