From Medieval Ballads to Tannhäuser – Digital Flagstad 125

From Medieval Ballads to Tannhäuser – Digital Flagstad 125

An adventurous musical journey for the whole family

Hamar Medievalfestival and the Kirsten Flagstad Festival invites you to a family concert in the old Hamar cathedral ruins, and in the Aula on Domkirkeodden! This will be a unique concertexperience with music from the medieval age and classical songs with themes for the same era. The different pieces will be skillfully tied togheter by Bernt Ola Volungholen and Gjøril Songvoll and the audience will hear the most gorgeous melodies and arias. Canardus Horribilis plays medieval music on authentic instruments, and Cecilia Lund Tomter and Bernt Ola Volungholen will sing excerpts from Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner together with Dorina Komani at the piano.

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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Bernt Ola Volungholen, baritone
Cecilie Lund Tomter, soprano
Dorina Komani, piano

Canardus Horribilis
Ranveig Nordbryhn, renessaince recorder, crumhorn, rauschpfeife and vocals
Anja Christine Boman,renessaince recorder , crumhorn and vocals
Rune Erling Pedersen, perkussion
Aleksander Haugen, viola lacuna
Terje Mentyjærvi, guitarra latina
Pål Isdahl Solberg, bouzouki

Choir: Håkon Anvik, Olav Nytrøen, Brynjar Onsøien, Jørgen Backer

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.