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The Swedish Nightingale


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with Ingrid Bergman
It is a mistake to say that the fame of Jenny Lind rests solely upon her ability to sing. She was a woman who would have been adored if she had had the voice of a crow.
When she first appeared in London in 1847, Jenny Lind became, after Queen Victoria, the most famous and best loved woman in England. Even among those who never heard her sing she was a household name. She was able to write to a friend giving her London address: 'though I blush to say it, just put Jenny Lind and your letter will find me.'
In this account of her life, INGRID BERGMAN reads from Jenny Lind 's letters and JOAN Sutherland , in gramophone recordings, sings extracts from the operas in which she appeared during the ten years she was the greatest prima donna in the world. STEPHEN THORNE as Narrator
Unsung in Sweden: page 4


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Jenny Lind
Unknown: Phineas T. Barnum
Unknown: Jenny Lind
Unknown: Jenny Lind
Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Jenny Lind
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: David Goodersow
Script By: Peggy Braxford
Script By: Alan Haydock
Producer: Alan Haycock

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The Swedish Nightingale

BBC Radio 4 FM, 12 June 1973 20.30

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