Music: Great Voice

It was doubtful whether Kirsten Flagstad's great voice would ever again be heard in the U.S. In her native Norway, 49-year-old Soprano Flagstad was an unrespected citizen. Norwegians regard their fellow countrymen as either politically allgood or all-bad (everyone either collaborated with the Nazis or worked underground against them)—and most Norwegians are convinced that Flagstad was more loyal to her quisling husband than to her country. Now, as her husband frets in jail, she has found little encouragement from the U.S.; the Metropolitan's Edward Johnson has said: "I see no reason [for] her...

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