Jenny Lind, as Amina in the Opera of La Sonnambula, Presented Gratis with the London & Paris Magazine for May, 1848.
Engraving with stipple. 285 x 235mm. 11¼ x 9¼". Small tear to the left-hand side.
Johanna Maria (Jenny) Lind (1820-1887) was a singer, born and trained in Sweden. Her exquisite voice, allied with rare qualities of character, aroused intense enthusiasm in British audiences, following her debut in 1847. She became famous after her performance in Der Freischutz in Sweden in 1838, and then she was in great demand all over Europe. In England she was appointed a professor of singing at the Royal College of Music. La Sonnambula was an opera written by Vincenzo Bellini. The first performance took place at the Teatro Carcano, Milan in 1831.
From the Collection of J.S. Bumpus.
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