A musical presentation with funny facts and things you did not know about Kirsten Flagstad and her family.
On the occasion of the Kirsten Flagstad jubilee, the duo “ To Barduner” consisting of opera singer Bernt Ola Volungholen and cabaret specialist Benjamin Kippersund has made the show Flagstad at the bar.
Before Kirsten Flagstad became the opera singer we know today, she worked as a singer and accompanist in Kristiania’s diverse entertainment scene. From the teenage crush and superstar August Schönemann to cabaret performances with Bokken Lasson and Ernst Rolf. “To Barduner” has gone thorough everything they could find of interesting themes, links to the family and incredible stories. They present a program with rare music from the time Flagstad was shining on the cabaret stage. Music by Michael Flagstad (Kirsten’s father), Lasse Flagstad (Kirsten’s brother), and composers and artists with interesting connections to the Flagstad family. The detective work is thoroughly executed with the help of the Flagstad museum in Hamar, the National library and the Ernst Rolf Museum in Falun. The script is compiled by the musical duo “To Barduner” in cooperation with Arild Halvorsen.
The show will be in Norwegian
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
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:
OBOS, Sparebankstiftelsen Hedmark, Sparebank 1 Østlandet, Innlandet fylkeskommune, Hamar kommune, Hamar 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.