Nightingale of the North-Georgina Stirling

Creator(s): Twillingate Museum and Crafts

How did a young girl from an outport community on the Northeast coast of Newfoundland gain international recognition on the stages of the world? The Twillingate Museum Community Memories project tells the story of Twillingate-born opera singer, Georgina Stirling. Georgina Ann Stirling descended from an illustrious family that provided a comfortable home, a good education and musical training. Many musical evenings were hosted by the Stirling family, and their active involvement in church, community and charity work enabled Georgina to perform in public at an early age. Her family recognized her musical ability, and in 1888, at the age of 21, Georgina journeyed to Paris to begin voice training under the direction of Mathilde Marchese. This was the beginning of her brilliant career.

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