The Diva's Dresses

A blog dedicated to the stage costumes within the world of opera.

Jun 11

Role: Brünnhilde
Singer: Kirsten Flagstad
Opera: Four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (R. Wagner)

The rebellious valkyrie Brünnhilde is probably to blame for the stereotypical view the general population has of opera divas - women in Viking helmets, screaming at the top of their lungs - but when she’s presented in this way, who’s complaining? Flagstad is looking absolutely radiant in these pictures!


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    i don’t think i am ever gonna sing brunnhilde BUT DARN IT I WANT THIS HAT. helmet. sorry. helmet.
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    wonderful singer. she and Birgit Nilsson were the best
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