Opera singer's legacy revived
By Tarik Al Rasheed THE legacy of a world famous 19th century opera star is being revived in Malvern 125 years after her death.
Jenny Lind, often known as the Swedish Nightingale, was one of the most highly-regarded sopranos of her era.
She settled in Malvern later in her life and, after her death in 1887 aged 67, was buried in Great Malvern Cemetery to the solemn tunes of Chopin’s Funeral March.
She is still held in high regard today, illustrated by her image appearing on the Swedish 50-kr banknote since 1996, but members of Malvern Civic Society feel her legacy is worthy of a revival... read more
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