Kirsten Flagstad Born This Day 125 Years Ago

Kirsten Malfrid Flagstad (12 July 1895 – 7 December 1962) was a Norwegian opera singer and a highly regarded Wagnerian soprano. She ranks among the greatest singers of the 20th century, and many opera critics called hers “the voice of the century.” Desmond Shawe-Taylor wrote of her in the New Grove Dictionary of Opera: “No one within living memory surpassed her in sheer beauty and consistency of line and tone.”

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Kirsten Flagstad with Wilhelm Furtw‰ngler and the Philharmonia Orchestra (1952)
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