July 12, 2020 marks the Kirsten Flagstad

125th Jubilee!

Join us for a virtual concert to celebrate
"The Voice of the Century": Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstad. The Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas and the Fargo Moorhead Opera join forces to perform selections from Flagstad's extensive discography. The concert will feature several recent members of the Gate City Young Artist Program, as well as other voices familiar to both EGSOD and FMO!

The virtual concert link will go live beginning at 3:00 p.m. CDT on July 12, Flagstad's 125th birthday. Click here for the program. In lieu of a ticket price, we invite you to help support the work of the Fargo Moorhead Opera with a donation.
If you would like to learn more about Kirsten Flagstad, click on this link to view a documentary produced by Norwegian television. For more information about the festival commemorating her birthday in Hamar, visit the Kirsten Flagstad Museum.
Click here to view
Kirsten Flagstad's
125th Jubilee Virtual Concert
Click here to access the program for Kirsten Flagstad's
125th Jubilee Virtual Concert
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Kirsten Flagstad as Elsa from Richard Wagner's Lohengrin

Norwegian soprano Kirsten Malfrid Flagstad

(12 July 1895–7 December 1962) enjoyed an illustrious career worldwide, especially at the Metropolitan Opera. Highly regarded as a Wagnerian soprano, Kirsten ranks among the greatest singers of the twentieth century, so much so that many opera critics consider her incredible voice to be "the voice of the century." Of the many critical acclaims she has received, perhaps Desmond Shawe-Taylor sums her artistry best in the New Grove Dictionary of Opera: "No one within living memory surpassed her in sheer beauty and consistency of line and tone."