The Swedish invasion gripped New Orleans on Feb. 7, 1851. But it wasn’t a pop star, or a rock ‘n’ roll band – it was opera singer Jenny Lind, whose arrival at the port was met with such mania that she initially retreated back into the ship as the enthusiastic crowd rushed to greet her.
On Monday, June 18, The Historic New Orleans Collection – with the Swedish embassy and the local consulate – will present a recital of Nordic folk music and operatic arias that Lind performed, which will celebrate the ties between the city and Sweden. Reserve your complimentary seat now.
– Lauren Noel, The Historic New Orleans Collection