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Kirsten Flagstad (1895–1962)

Born in Stranstuen, Hamar, Norway, Norwegian soprano Kisten Flagstad's father was a conductor, and her mother was a singing coach and pianist as well as her first teacher. Flagstad continued her studies in Oslo with Ellen Schyte-Jacobsen and in Stockholm with Dr. Gillis Bratt. While still a student, she made her début at the National Theater in ... See full bio »


(age 67) in Oslo, Norway

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The Bothersome Man
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Mad Ship
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The Big Broadcast of 1938
The Big Broadcast of 1938 Specialty: of the Metropolitan Opera Company


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 2013 Mad Ship (performer: "Solveig's Song")
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (performer: "DICH, TEURE HALLE")
 2006 The Bothersome Man (performer: "En Drøm")
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938 (performer: "BRUNNHILDE'S BATTLE CRY" (1870) - uncredited)
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 1973 Auf den Spuren von Richard Wagners Tristan und Isolde (TV Movie)
Isolde (singing voice)
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
Specialty: of the Metropolitan Opera Company
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 1998 Great Performances (TV Series) (clip from 'The Big Broadcast of 1938')
- The Art of Singing: Golden Voices of the Century (1998) ... (clip from 'The Big Broadcast of 1938')

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Perhaps the greatest Wagnerian soprano of this century, her reputation as a singer is undimmed.But her career was damaged, and her sympathy for the Allied cause during World War II was questioned because of her loyalty to her husband, a well-known Nazi sympathizer. See more »

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