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Kirsten Målfrid Flagstad (1895 - 1962)
was a Norwegian opera singer and a highly regarded Wagnerian (dramatic) soprano. She ranks among the greatest singers of the 20th century; indeed, many critics called hers "the voice of the century." To quote New Grove: "No one within living memory surpassed her in sheer beauty and consistency of line and tone."

See historical facts and some selected pictures

historical recordings:
Tristan und Isolde - O sink' hernieder (1939) - Flagstad-Melchior
Tristan und Isolde - Isoldes Liebestod (1952)
Die Walküre - Du bist der Lenz (1937) - Flagstad-Svanholm
Die Walküre - Ho-Jo-To-Ho! (1938)
Tannhäuser - Dich teure Halle (1935)
Lohengrin - Das süsse Lied verhalt (1940) - Flagstad-Melchior

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