Arnold Bernhard Center, 126 Park Avenue,, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-367-849.
The final round of the 65th Annual Jenny Lind competition will take place on Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Arnold Bernhard Center, 126 Park Avenue, on the campus of the University of Bridgeport. Twelve sopranos from five different states will compete to become the Barnum Festival’s American Jenny Lind. The Jenny Lind title includes a $2,000 cash prize and the winner will perform a joint concert with her counterpart, the Swedish Jenny Lind, at the historic Bijou Theatre in Downtown Bridgeport on June 27 at 7:30 p.m. This annual event is sponsored by the Barnum Festival with support from the Norden Club. John F. Stafstrom Jr., a partner with the Bridgeport office of Pullman & Comley, is the 2013 Barnum Festival Ringmaster.