In 1847 Lind paid her first visit to London, and besides a huge amount of publicity, two burlesque performances were put on in various theatres in her honour days before her arrival in April.
Jenny Lind at Last, or The Swedish Nightingale, "An Apropos Operatic Bagatelle" in one act by Angus Bethune Reach () at the Lyceum Theatre on 14 April and Jenny Lind, or The North Star a burlesque by H.R. Addington () at the Adelphi Theatre on 17 April.
A third burlesque, More Ethiopians, or Jenny Lind in New York by A.L.V Campbell () opened at the Grecian Theatre on 13 May.
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Performance history in South Africa
George Biddlecombe. 2003 (reprinted 2019). "The Construction of an Icon. The Case of Jenny Lind" in Nineteenth-Century British Music Studies: Volume 3 (edited by Peter Horton and Bennett Zon): Routledge.
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