The Digital Kirsten Flagstad Festival June18th – 21st, 2020

The Digital Kirsten Flagstad Festival June18th – 21st, 2020

We want to welcome you to the fist digital opera festival in the world.

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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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PROGRAM 

All events will take place in Hamar, as long as nothing else is announced, and you will be able to follow and watch almost everything on our Youtubekanal.
Most of our concerts and events will be possible to view on demand at a later date at your convenience, if you should be unable to follow our live-streamed events.

THURSDAY 18th June

10:00 am   Outside Kirsten Flagstad Museum – Opening Ceremony (live-stream) (YouTube)

10:30 am   The foyer at the Opera house – Opening Concert
Elisabeth Teige sings Vier Letzte Lieder av Richard Strauss. (YouTube)

11:00 am    Strandstuen – Breakfast at Strandstuen with Katharina Jakhelln Semb. Guest: Annika E. Engelhart (live-stream) (English) (YouTube)

12:00 am   Strandstuen – At Kirsten’s home– Terje Boye Hansen and Trond olav Svendsen (live-stream) (YouTube)

1:00 pm   The foyer at the Opera house – Opera brunch with Mona Levin (English) (YouTube)

2.00 pm   Galery EKG – Opening Exhibition with festival artist Christopher R. Raadlund (no recording, only LIVE)

3.00 pm   Hamar Theatre– Opera for the kids– Mozart and the princess (YouTube)

4.00 pm   Sparebank 1 – Young talents at the bank (YouTube)

5.00 pm   Domkirkeodden – Terje Vigen – (recording with audience) (YouTube)

7.00 pm   Hamar Theatre – Kirsten Flagstad’s Treasured Songs – (live-stream with audience) (YouTube)

9.00 pm   Hamar Theatre – Flagstad at the bar – (YouTube)

 

FRIDAY 19th June

11.00 am   Strandstuen –Breakfast at Strandstuen with Katharina Jakhelln Semb. Guest: Anette Solberg (live-stream) (YouTube)

12.00 am  Strandstuen –At Kirsten’s home – Tour around the Hall of Fame (YouTube)

1.00 pm   Hamar Teater – Opera for the kids – LIVE– TangOpera (LIVE EVENT for invited kindergardens)

1.00 pm   The foyer at the Opera house – Opera brunch with Mona Levin (YouTube)

2.00 pm   Berlin – Interview with Stefan Herheim and Turid Karlsen (YouTube)

4.00 pm   Sparebank 1 – Young talents at the bank (YouTube)

5.00 pm   Domkirkeodden – From medieval ballads to Tannhäuser (recording with audience) (YouTube)

7.00  pm Hamar Airport – Drive-in Opera LIVE (livestream from Store Studio in Oslo)

9:00 pm New York – From New York with love – A special greeting from singers from The Metropolitan Opera. (YouTube)

 

SATURDAY 20th June

11.00 am   Strandstuen – Breakfast at Strandstuen with Katharina Jakhelln Semb. Guest: Caroline Wettergreen (live-stream) (YouTube)

12.00 am   Strandstuen – At Kirsten’s home– Conversation between Bernt Ola Volungholen and Roger Andreassen (live-stream) (YouTube)

1.00 pm  The foyer at the Opera house – Opera brunch with Mona Levin (recording from Oslo) (English) (YouTube)

2.00 pm  Stuttgart – From Stuttgart with love – Concert at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart. (YouTube)

3.00 pm  Hamar Theatre – Opera for the kids– The Magical Opera Suitcase (YouTube)

4.00 pm  Sparebank 1 – Young talents at the bank (YouTube)

7.00 pm  Hamar Kulturhus – Flagstad Opera Galla (live-stream and LIVE event) (YouTube)

9.00 pm  Brødrene Jacobsen – Opera Pub (live-stream) (YouTube)

 

SUNDAY 21st June

11.00 am  Hamar domkirke – Festival Mass with Caroline Wettergreen (LIVE from Hamar church, the service will not be streamed or recorded)

12.00 am  Sparebank 1 – Young talents at the bank (YouTube)

1.00 pm   The foyer at the Opera house – Opera brunch with Mona Levin (recording from Oslo)

2.00 pm  Washington – Opera for the kidsMax og Moritz (English) (YouTube)

3:00 pm   The foyer at the Opera house – Closing Concert
Elisabeth Teige sings Vier Letzte Lieder av Richard Strauss. (YouTube)

 

Here you will find our entire program and bios of the partisipants

 

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.