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The Queen opened Flagstad year

Norway Today
18/04/2013
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- We are celebrating an outstanding career and an adventurous life, said Queen Sonja,,,

- We are celebrating an outstanding career and an adventurous life, said Queen Sonja when she Thursday opened the Flagstad year.

It is 100 years since Kirsten Flagstad had her opera debut. It happened at the National Theatre, and it was also therethe official opening of Flagstad year took place Thursday afternoon.

- She started her illustrious career only 18 years old in the role of Nuri in the opera "Lowlands" with the opening phrase "Da bin ich": Here I am! And there she was - and we heard her, said the Queen.

Kirsten Flagstad was called the century's voice, and had her international breakthrough at the Metropolitan Opera inNew York in 1935. She is considered one of the greatest Wagnerian interpreters.

- And of course she has left traces in Norway: She was our first opera manager, and has rightfully received both a museum and a place with a statue named after her, said the queen.

During Flagstad year there will be held over 70 events in Hamar, Oslo, Kristiansand, Elverum, Ringsaker, Kongsberg,Gjøvik, Løten, Melbu and Eidsvoll. Thursday night opens the National Library the exhibition "Kirsten Flagstad. From theNational to the Metropolitan. "

 

Source: NTB scanpix 

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