performing arts

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Jenny Lind: the Swedish Nightingale

Jenny Lind was a hugely talented Swedish opera singer who enjoyed worldwide fame and acclaim in the mid-19th century.

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From Georg Friedrich to George Frideric: Händel’s miraculous migration

In the early 18th century, London was the eldorado for musicians, offering fame and fortune to anyone who had something new or exclusive to boast. Foreign musicians were regarded as exotic, special and prestigious, and therefore very popular both with rich patrons and the general public.

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