Monday, January 29, 2007

Spear and Magic Helmet!

You've all heard the cliché, "The opera ain't over 'til the fat lady sings." Kirsten Flagstad was that fat lady. But she probably wouldn't get a second look today at a casting call for fat ladies. Over-fed Americans have so surpassed her now that she appears almost trim.

But check out that voice! Like a laser beam. Still regarded as the greatest Wagnerian soprano of all time. This is the only movie footage I have ever seen of Flagstad. Includes spear and magic helmet!

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