The Swedish Nightingale
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Chopin’s rough guide to Britain: ‘crafty’ locals and ‘dreadful’ weather
5. The Swedish Nightingale
Chopin heard Jenny Lind - the 'Swedish Nightingale' - sing in 'La Sonnambula' at the Queen’s Theatre, soon after his arrival in London. He loved her voice. He was also struck by the sight of the Duke of Wellington, seated under the Queen’s box, “like an old monarchist dog in its kennel."