Jenny Lind is a Swedish opera singer that was given the name of the Swedish Nightingale.
She is one of the most recognized singers of the 19th century.
Jenny Lind Early life and Career
Jenny Lind was born on October 6, 1820 in Klara, in central of Stockholm.
Moreover, she is the illegitimate daughter of Anne-Marie Fellborg and Niclas Jonas lind.
However, her mother had her divorce from her first husband and refused to remarry till his death.
Therefore, she afterwards married marry Lind’s father at the age of 14.
When Lind was nine, her singing was overheard by a maid of Mademoiselle Lundberg.
Afterwards, the chief dancer at the Royal Swedish Opera helped her to gain admission at the Royal Dramatic Theatre.
Moreover, Jenny Lind started singing on the stage at the age of ten.
In addition, when she was 12, she after a drop stopped singing temporarily.
However, she recovered later and went back to her normal singing life.
Besides, in 1838, she played a breakthrough role in “De Freistitz” at the Royal Swedish Opera.
Furthermore, at the age of 20, she was a court singer of the Kings of Sweden and Norway.
During this time, she also became a member of the Royal Swedish Conservatory.
From the period between 1841 and 1843, she studied under the guidance of Manuel García.
Manuel García helped her recover from her voice impairment and saved her singing career.
She afterwards returned to Europe and continued to perform in the concert hall.
Additionally, from 1879 to 1887, she worked with Frederick Niecks to create a biography of Frederic Chopin.
Her personal life
Jenny met Hans Andersen in 1843 and he fell in love with her, but they became friends after all.
However, in 1852, Jenny married the pianist and conductor Goldschmidt in Boston.
Afterwards, she went on to take the name Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt both personally and professionally.
In addition, they lived mainly in Dresden, Germany and after that they managed to move to England.
Unfortunately, Lind died in 1887 at the age of 67 and buried at the Great Malvern Cemetery.