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Kirsten Flagstad

Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)

Born: 12th July 1895, Hamar, Norway

Died: 7th December 1962

Nationality: Norwegian

Kirsten Malfrid Flagstad was a Norwegian opera singer, who was the outstanding Wagnerian soprano of her era. Her triumphant debut in New York on 2 February 1935 is one of the legends of opera. Giulio Gatti-Casazza, the longstanding General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera said, “I have given America two great gifts — Caruso and Flagstad.”

Called "the voice of the century", she ranks among the greatest singers of the 20th century.

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