One of the great Wagnerian sopranos of the twentieth century was Kirsten Flagstad, born in Hamar, Norway on 12 July 1895. Not until the mid-1930s was she heard outside Scandinavia, but then her international fame spread. She died in Oslo on 7 December 1962.
Profile. The State of the Art - Maria Nockin talks to soprano Christine Brewer
Ensemble. Seventh Heaven - Christine Brewer and Craig Rutenberg's recital in Los Angeles, reviewed by Maria Nockin
A Natural Aristocrat - 'Cardus - Celebrant of Beauty' by Robin Daniels, reviewed by Robert Anderson
Ensemble. Sometimes Impressive - Bellini's 'Norma' from English Touring Opera, heard by Robert Hugill
Am I too loud? - Robert Hugill muses on Wagnerian sopranos and changing performance tradition