B1165. LOUIS BIANCOLLI. The Flagstad Manuscript. New York, Putnam’s, 1952. 293pp. Index; List of Flagstad’s Rôles; Photos; DJ.
“Kirsten Målfrid Flagstad was a Norwegian opera singer and a highly regarded Wagnerian (dramatic) soprano. She ranks among the greatest singers of the 20th century; indeed, many opera critics called hers ‘the voice of the century’. To quote Desmond Shawe-Taylor in New Grove Dictionary of Opera: ‘No one within living memory surpassed her in sheer beauty and consistency of line and tone’."
- Ned Ludd