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Kirsten Målfrid Flagstad (12 July 1895 – 7 December 1962) was a Norwegian opera singer, and a highly regarded Wagnerian (dramatic) soprano of the 20th century. A restrained and expressive stage performer, she was admired internationally for her voice's sheer tonal beauty, power, stamina, security and consistency of line and tone. Flagstad was born in Hamar to a musical family; her father was conductor Michael Flagstad and her mother was pianist Marie Flagstad Johnsrud. She received her early musical training in… read more

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  • Avatar for lacazasaura
    <3
  • Avatar for OG-Gurda
    I admire this voice... Absolutely beautiful... One of my fav soprano singers. Especially her Wagner recordings. Very sad that she was born so long ago, and we don't have HQ recordings... :( But then she would never have recodings with Furtwängler, so I don't know what is better.
  • Avatar for OG-Gurda
    best
  • Avatar for ringwraith10
    My namesake (or so I pretend). :)
  • Avatar for TheDarthsala
    Her Isolde under Furtwängler's conduction is otherworldly.
  • Avatar for chri5e
    beautiful x
  • Avatar for Eileenna
    amazing!
  • Avatar for doceasubio
    pure glass

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