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The Swedish Nightingale
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Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale

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The Swedish Nightingale
September 11, 1850

Who is your favorite female vocalist? If you lived in the 1800s, you might have said, "Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale." Lind was known in America and Europe for her beautiful voice and natural singing style. She made her American debut at the Castle Garden Theatre in New York City on September 11, 1850.

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