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Feedback:  Avant-premiere, 11 October 2003

"It was a real pleasure to participate in the historical premiere of Nightingale Opus 24.  This event was a great success!"
Ambassador lending his patronage to the musical drama

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875);  oil painting by Christian Albrecht Jensen, Denmark."Creative, imaginative and a well orchestrated performance spiced with a socially stimulating epilogue.  What an evening!  We are deeply impressed by your incredible ambition and ability to have implemented this project."
Carol and Lennart

"I would like to thank you very much for the wonderful spectacle you have prepared. ...  We were very much impressed with your work.  My congratulations.  I could have listened to the musical drama much longer.  I am happy and proud that my company has contributed to such a magnificant event, and we shall keep on supporting you in your further activity."
Sponsor of Nightingale Opus 24

Jenny Lind (1820-1887);  engraving by W.H. Mote, 1850  (after J.W. Wright)."I have only one thing to say:
I'm so pleased that I was present that evening.
It was incredible!"

<< Jenny Lind as Amina in La Sonnambula.

The press

Portrait of Chopin attributed to Ary Scheffer, ca. 1846.

At the country-house, the audience of 50 people were seated in two sections, partly facing each other.

Photos of the drama  |  Video clip*  |  Drama structure  |  ChopinLind.com

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