Flagstad 125 –  Flagstad Opera Galla

Flagstad 125 – Flagstad Opera Galla

Gala evening  on the occasion of  Kirsten Flagstad’s 125 års-jubileum year jubilee in  Hamar Kulturhus

This year, as previous years, the Kirsten Flagstad Festival invites you to a spectacular opera gala in the Flagstadhall in Hamar Kulturhus. This year’s festival profile Bernt Ola Volungholen is responsible for the choice of repertoire and concept. With him is none the less than Caroline Wettergreen, Håkon Kornstad, Jørgen Backer and Fabrice Vestad. Together they will give the audience an experience they rarely have seen the likes of.


A Digital festival

The Kirsten Flagstad Festival will be ONLINE this year, and will thereby be an INTERNATIONAL festival. We will make Kirsten Flagstads 125 year jubilee available for the entire opera world! We celebrate one of the world’s most  famous sopranos, who was called “ The Voice of the century”. For those who do not know, Kirsten Flagstad was born in Hamar July 12th 1895.

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Caroline Wettergreen, soprano
Håkon Kornstad, tenor
Bernt Ola Volungholen, baritone
Jørgen Backer, bass-baritone
Fabrice Bligoud Vestad, piano


The 2020 Jubilee year.

On July 12th 2020, it will be 125 year since Kirsten Flagstad was born in Hamar. This has to me celebrated despite the current strict rules and in a society which is almost completely shut down. The Kirsten Flagstad Festival does also celebrate a 15 year jubilee in 2020. Due to this, it was not an option for us to cancel. We will hereby welcome to this year’s digital festival. In addition we will welcome you to a drive-in opera at åttemetersplanet, a festival service for a few in Hamar Church, and opera for children at Stortorget. These three concerts are live-experiences, and the rest of our varied programme will be sent directly to you digitally. We will be able to open our doors at short notice for a concert a day at during the festival, if the rules should change.


Our partners and sponsors

Kirsten Flagstad Festival will thank all our sponsors and partners:
OBOSSparebankstiftelsen HedmarkSparebank 1 ØstlandetInnlandet fylkeskommuneHamar kommuneHamar Arbeiderblad and Avis.
We have been given an extra grant from the county council on occasion of the jubilee, for which we are immensely grateful.