Kirsten Flagstad Festival

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The Kirsten Flagstad Festival is a festival in honor of the great soprano, and it's held every year in June, in Hamar.

This years festival is 15th - 18th of June


We are ready to introduce one of the artists for Kirsten Flagstad Festival 2017.
Thursday 15th of June the boy soprano Aksel Rykkvin will sing at the opening concert in Hamardomen.

Aksel Rykkvin is a 13 year old boy, who is an already established classical singer with great experience from the Norwegian Opera and Oslo Domkirke. 

He is one of the most required soloist for boy sopranos in operas, musical festival and concerts, and has established a greit audience over the internet. He is becoming more and more know internationally. 

Aksels first soloalbum, recored with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Kilburn, was released september 2016 with Signum Classics.

This will be a concert to remember, and we are so happy to have Aksel in this years festival!


Our next artist for the opening concert is folk musician Mari Midtli, with Mads Erik Odde on accordian.

Mari Midtli was the winner of the young talents program "Toneprisen" 2016. According to the jury there was no doubt about Mari winning the price. They said that apart from singing beautifully, she is a natural on stage! She is already well known for her folk music. She has won several awards for her singing and performance.


This year we will have opera for children!

Hamar gets a visit from three superheros sunday 18th of June, 15.00 in Hamar Teater.
Get to know the heroinnes Rosina, Pamina and Norina who is discovering their superpowers by singing!

The music in this show is from well know operas like Carmen, The Magic Flute and Hansel and Gretel. The performance is in norwegian.

This will be a lovely performance that we hope the children will love as much as we do! This is a good chance to get to know the fantastic opera world and it's beautiful music!