Young talents at the bank – Digital Flagstad 125

Young talents at the bank – Digital Flagstad 125

Gunnar Andor Nieland together with young talents.

Kirsten had a great engagement for young musicians, that is why it is important for us in the Kirsten Flagstad Festival to continue to bring this engagement further by showcasing the wonderful talents we have here in this region. In this concert you will hear several of the pupils from the local cultural schools together with an established local singer.

We are incredibly grateful to Espen Wold, Sparebank 1 Østlandet, one of our sponsors for making it possible to record these concerts in the great foyer at teh Bank’s location in Hamar. Here you can also see two beautiful pictures Kirsten Flagstad that makes a beautiful backdrop to the concert stage.


Gunnar Andor Nieland, baritone
Georges Bizet: Votre Toast fra Carmen
Hermann Zilcher: Im Abendrot

Ludvig van Beethoven: Sonatine i F-major 2. sats Rondo
Nora Lund, piano – Stange kulturskole. Torhild Fimreite, teacher

Andrew Lloyd Webber : Anthem fra Chess
Leon Seferi, baritone – Løten kulturskole. Lisa Nybrått, teacher

Georges Gershwin: Preludium nr. 3
Tina Harildstad, piano – Stange kulturskole. Torhild Fimreite, teacher

Phillip Glass: Opening from Glassworks
Svein Risto, marimba – Ringsaker kulturskole. Lars Erik Dagfinrud, teacher

Fritz Kreisler: Sicilienne og Rigaudron
Martin Westling, violin – Hamar kulturskole. Stein Westgaard, teacher

Camille Saint-Saëns: Svanen
Vilde Abell Vik, french horn – Hamar kulturskole. Krzyzstof Szostak, teacher

William Sterndale Bennett: To russiske danser Gopak og Mazurka
Brass Quartett – Ringsaker kulturskole. Magne  Otervik, teacher
Ingrid Johanne Bekkevold
Jonas Otervik
Ingeborg Stramrud Torsæter
Embret Brekke Røhnebæk

Ivan Ivantchev, accompanist
Anette Solberg and Margrethe Nordmoen, presenter

From Fabelaktiv
Pål Bratås, director
Rune Pedersen, tech and sound
Jonny Westernes, photo
Espen Glomsvold, photo and lights
Anita Akselsen, coordination

Bjarte Ytre Arne, Bjarne Bronken, voluntairs
Jan Helge Trøen and Gjøril Songvoll, producers

An extra thanks to the caterers who took care of our wellbeing!

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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Kirsten Flagstad 125 years anniversary

On July 12th 2020, it will be 125 year since Kirsten Flagstad was born in Hamar. This has to be celebrated despite the current strict rules and in a society which is partly shut down. The Kirsten Flagstad Festival does also celebrate a 15 years anniversary 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 Hamar Airport, a festival service for a few in Hamar Church, and opera for children where we can have live audience. You may purchase tickets to a concert in Hamar Theatre at Thursday June 18th and another concert in Hamar Cultural House at Saturday June 20th. The rest of our varied programme will be sent directly to you digitally.

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, which we are immensely grateful for.