Lind, Jenny

Lind, Jenny
orig. Johanna Maria Lind

born Oct. 6, 1820, Stockholm, Swed.
died Nov. 2, 1887, Malvern, Worcestershire, Eng.

Swedish soprano.

She became prima donna at the Royal Opera in Stockholm at age 18. Study with Manuel García (1805–1906) in 1841 averted damage from vocal strain. Her career expanded to Germany, then to Vienna and London, where she created a sensation. Her European fame caught the eye of P.T. Barnum, who arranged a U.S. tour (dubbing her "the Swedish Nightingale") that launched many modern publicity techniques. She left Barnum in 1851 and resumed singing in Europe, though much less frequently. In her later years she lived and taught in England.

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▪ Swedish singer
original name  Johanna Maria Lind  
born Oct. 6, 1820, Stockholm
died Nov. 2, 1887, Malvern, Worcestershire, Eng.
 Swedish-born operatic and oratorio soprano admired for her vocal control and agility and for the purity and naturalness of her art.

      Lind made her debut in Der Freischütz at Stockholm in 1838 and in 1841 studied with Manuel García in Paris. Giacomo Meyerbeer wrote the part of Vielka for her in Ein Feldlager in Schlesien (Berlin, 1844), and in 1847 she sang in London the role of Amelia in I Masnadieri, written for her by Giuseppe Verdi. She first appeared in London in Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable (May 4, 1847); Henry Chorley reported that the town “went mad about the Swedish nightingale.”

      Her range extended from the B below middle C to high G. A skilled coloratura singer who often wrote her own cadenzas, she also sang simple songs with great appeal. Eventually her sincere piety made her determine to leave the stage. Success in oratorio and recital made it easier for her to do so, and her final appearance in opera was in 1849, in Robert le Diable. The following year she toured the United States under P.T. Barnum's auspices, and in 1852 she married her accompanist, Otto Goldschmidt. She and her husband lived first in Dresden, Ger., and from 1856 in England. In 1870 she appeared in Goldschmidt's oratorio Ruth at Düsseldorf, and in 1875 she led the sopranos in the Bach choir in London, founded by Goldschmidt. Her last appearance was in 1883. From 1883 to 1886 she taught at the Royal College of Music, London.

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  • LIND, JENNY —    (Madame Otto Goldschmidt), the Swedish nightingale, born at Stockholm; giving evidence of her power of song in childhood, she was put under a master at nine; too soon put to practise in public, her voice at twelve showed signs of contracting,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Lind — /lind/, n. Jenny (Johanna Maria Lind Goldschmidt) ( The Swedish Nightingale ), 1820 87, Swedish soprano. * * * (as used in expressions) Lind James Lind Jenny Johanna Maria Lind * * * …   Universalium

  • Lind — Lind, Jenny, Opernsängerin, geb. 6. Okt. 1820 in Stockholm, gest. 2. Nov. 1887 in Wynds Point bei Malvern (England), besuchte die Stockholmer Theaterschule (unter Lindblad), debütierte 1838 an der dortigen Hofoper als Agathe und blieb daselbst… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lind — [lind] Jenny (born Johanna Maria Lind) 1820 87; Swed. soprano: called the Swedish Nightingale …   English World dictionary

  • Lind — Lind, Jenny, Sängerin, geb. 6. Okt. 1820 zu Stockholm, vermählt seit 1852 mit dem Pianisten Otto Goldschmidt, machte große Kunstreisen, lebte seit 1858 in London, gest. 2. Nov. 1887 auf ihrem Landsitze Malvern (Worcestershire). – Vgl. Holland und …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lind — Lind, Jenny, die schwed. Nachtigall genannt, eine der gefeiertsten Sängerinen der Gegenwart, geb. 1821 zu Stockholm, wo sie auf der Hofbühne schon im 16. Jahre auftrat. Seit 1844 besuchte sie Berlin, Wien und die meisten großen Städte… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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