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Florence Foster Jenkins

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Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins has been played on NTS in shows including The Opera Show, featured first on 1 November 2016. Songs played include Queen Of The Night Aria.

Florence Foster Jenkins (1868–26 November 1944) was an American soprano who became famous for her complete lack of singing ability.

From her recordings, it is apparent that Jenkins had little sense of pitch and rhythm and was barely capable of sustaining a note. Her accompanist can be heard making adjustments to compensate for her tempo variations and rhythmic mistakes. Nonetheless, she became tremendously popular in her unconventional way. Her audiences apparently loved her for the amusement she provided…

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Queen Of The Night Aria
Florence Foster Jenkins
Naxos Nostalgia2003
Queen Of The Night Aria
Florence Foster JenkinsNaxos Nostalgia2003
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