Flagstad 125 – Terje Vigen

Flagstad 125 – Terje Vigen

Stage version of Flagstad’s favourite poem

Ibsen’s epic poem Terje Vigen was one of Flagstad’s favourite poems. «I have read the poem again and again, and it affects me now as it always has done, tears streaming down, – the beauty of it is unbelievable… I hope it will reach very many… and og into their hearts, as it lives in mine.»

It might be Norway’s most famous poem, and the poem most of us can recite some stanzas from. When we now choose to perform the poem in a scenic version, is that because we want to give the poem our interpretation, which is based on personal experience of being belittled, ruined, wanting revenge, recovering and finding one’s true self.


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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Harald Vallgårda, director
Odd Grundt, actor
Markus Kvits, 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, which we are immensely grateful for.