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Astrid Varnay

voc, 1918-2006 US, Stockholm
Singer of Classical
A.k.a. Ibolyka Astrid Maria Varnay

Ibolyka Astrid Maria Varnay (25 April 1918 – 4 September 2006) was a Swedish-born American dramatic soprano of Hungarian descent. She spent most of her career in the United States and Germany. She was, along with Birgit Nilsson and Martha Mödl, one of the three leading Wagnerian heroic sopranos of her generation. Her voice on record is readily recognisable by its fiery tone and seemingly limitless upper register.

        
Genres
  • Classical
  • Children's Music
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Andrea Chénier / Act 1: Il giorno intorno già s'insera lentamente! ... Via, on Giordano: Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano, Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé, Leo Nucci, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, National Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly
Andrea Chénier / Act 1: Soffoco, moro tutta chiusa on Giordano: Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano, Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé, Leo Nucci, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, National Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly
Andrea Chénier / Act 1: Perdonatemi! ... La notte il giorno portiamo on Giordano: Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano, Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé, Leo Nucci, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, National Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly
Andrea Chénier / Act 1: Passiamo la sera allegramente! ... O Pastorelle addio! on Giordano: Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano, Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé, Leo Nucci, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, National Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly
Götterdämmerung, Act III: Siegfried, Siegfried erschlagen on Wagner: Götterdämmerung, Act III by Richard Wagner, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Astrid Varnay, Ramon Vinay & New York Philharmonic
Andrea Chénier / Act 1: Al mio dire perdono on Giordano: Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano, Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballé, Leo Nucci, Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, National Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly
Die Walkure, WWV 86B: Act II: Der dir nun folgt (Siegmund, Brunnhilde) on Die Walkure by Richard Wagner & Rudolf Kempe
Wesendonk Lieder - Five Poems For Female Voice: 2. Stehe still "Sausendes,brausendes Rad der Zeit" on Great Wagner Singers by Richard Wagner, Kirsten Flagstad, Birgit Nilsson, Astrid Varnay, Max Lorenz, Lauritz Melchior, Hans Hotter & Josef Greindl
Wesendonk Lieder - Five Poems For Female Voice: 1. Der Engel "In der Kindheit frühen Tagen" on Great Wagner Singers by Richard Wagner, Kirsten Flagstad, Birgit Nilsson, Astrid Varnay, Max Lorenz, Lauritz Melchior, Hans Hotter & Josef Greindl
Wesendonk Lieder - Five Poems For Female Voice: 3. Im Treibhaus "Hochgewölbte Blätterkronen" on Great Wagner Singers by Richard Wagner, Kirsten Flagstad, Birgit Nilsson, Astrid Varnay, Max Lorenz, Lauritz Melchior, Hans Hotter & Josef Greindl

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Der Ring des NibelungenRichard Wagner - Rudolf Kempe, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Birgit Nilsson, Astrid Varnay, Hans Hopf, Régine Crespin, Jerome Hines2016Album
Lord Byron's Love LetterRaffaello de Banfield, Astrid Varnay2011Album
ElektraRichard Strauss, Astrid Varnay, Martha Möll, Hildegard Hillebrecht, James King, Eberhard Wächter, Tugomir Franc, Hildegard Rütgers, Anja von Urooman, Siegfried Rudolf Frese, Judith Hellwig, Helen Watts, Margarete Sjöstedt, Cvetka Ahlin, Lisa Otto, Lucia Popp - Conductor: Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker2009Album
GötterdämmerungRichard Wagner, Astrid Varnay, Wolfgang Windgassen, Josef Greindl, Hermann Uhde, Joseph Keilberth2006Album
Opera Scenes & Orchestral SongsAstrid Varnay2003Compil.
Schönberg - Quartetto N.2 Op.10Arnold Schoenberg, Astrid Varnay, Dimitri Mitropoulos, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Elie Siegmeister1999Album
Der Fliegende HolländerRichard Wagner - Hermann Uhde, Astrid Varnay, Ludwig Weber, Wolfgang Windgassen, Hans Knappertsbusch1994Album
Die WalküreRichard Wagner, Ramón Vinay, Astrid Varnay, Hans Hotter, Regina Resnik, Josef Greindl, Ira Malaniuk, Brünnhild Friedland, Bruni Falcon, Liselotte Thomamüller, Maria von Ilosvay, Gisela Litz, Sibylla Plate, Erika Schubert, Lise Sorrell1993Album
TannhäuserRichard Wagner - Lauritz Melchior, Helen Traubel, Astrid Varnay, Herbert Janssen, Mihály Székely, Fritz Stiedry1993Album
Tristan And IsoldeRichard Wagner, Margarete Klose, Wolfgang Windgassen, Astrid Varnay, Berliner Philharmoniker, Artur Rother, Münchner Philharmoniker, Leopold Ludwig, Bamberger Symphoniker, Ferdinand Leitner1992Single
LohengrinRichard Wagner - Astrid Varnay, Lauritz Melchior, Kerstin Thorborg, Sándor Svéd, Erich Leinsdorf1992Album
Die WalküreRichard Wagner - Astrid Varnay, Helen Traubel, Lauritz Melchior, Friedrich Schorr, Kerstin Thorborg, Alexander Kipnis, Erich Leinsdorf1991Album
SalomeRichard Strauss - Teresa Stratas, Bernd Weikl, Astrid Varnay, Hans Beirer, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm1988Single
SiegfriedRichard Wagner, Wolfgang Windgassen, Astrid Varnay, Paul Kuen, Gustav Neidlinger, Josef Greindl, Rita Streich, Maria von Ilosvay, Clemens Krauss1987Album
Lohengrin (Highlights)Richard Wagner, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Anja Silja, Franz Crass, Jess Thomas, Astrid Varnay, Ramón Vinay1984Album
Die WalkureRichard Wagner, Rudolf Kempe, Wolfgang Windgassen, Aase Nordmo Løvberg, Gottlob Frick, Jerome Hines, Astrid Varnay, Hertha Töpper1983Album
Richard Wagner, Orchester Der Bayreuther Festspiele Conducted By Eugen Jochum ‎– Tristan ind Isolde 1953Richard Wagner, Eugen Jochum, Ramón Vinay, Astrid Varnay, Ludwig Weber, Gustav Neidlinger, Ira Malaniuk, Hasso Eschert, Gerhard Stolze, Theo Adam, Eugene Tobin1982Album
Die WalküreRichard Wagner, Ramón Vinay, Astrid Varnay, Hans Hotter, Regina Resnik, Josef Greindl, Ira Malaniuk, Brünnhild Friedland, Bruni Falcon, Liselotte Thomamüller, Maria von Ilosvay, Gisela Litz, Sibylla Plate, Erika Schubert, Lise Sorrell1981Album
SiegfriedRichard Wagner, Wolfgang Windgassen, Astrid Varnay, Paul Kuen, Gustav Neidlinger, Josef Greindl, Rita Streich, Maria von Ilosvay, Clemens Krauss1981Album
GötterdämmerungRichard Wagner, Astrid Varnay, Wolfgang Windgassen, Hermann Uhde, Gustav Neidlinger, Ira Malaniuk, Erika Zimmermann, Hetty Plümacher, Gisela Litz, Maria von Ilosvay, Regina Resnik, Natalie Hinsch-Grondahl, Clemens Krauss1981Album
Salome And ElektraRichard Strauss, Fritz Reiner, The New York Metropolitan Opera, Salome, Ljuba Welitsch, Elisabeth Höngen, Set Svanholm, Hans Hotter, Brian Sullivan, Astrid Varnay, Walburga Wegner, Paul Schöffler1981Album
I Pagliacci / Cavalleria Rusticana - Selezione Dalle OpereRuggiero Leoncavallo, Renata Scotto, José Carreras / Thomas Allen, Pietro Mascagni, Montserrat Caballé, Matteo Manuguerra, Julia Hamari, Astrid Varnay, Riccardo Muti1980Album
Singt WagnerRichard Wagner, Astrid Varnay1980Album
LohengrinRichard Wagner - Sándor Kónya, Leonie Rysanek, Astrid Varnay, Eberhard Wächter, Ernest Blanc, Kieth Engen, Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele Und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, André Cluytens1980Album
Ore Stellate dell'OperaMaria Callas, Fiorenza Cossotto, Astrid Varnay, Bernd Aldenhoff, Alfredo Kraus, Albert Lance, Giuseppe Modesti1979Album
LohengrinRichard Wagner, Wolfgang Windgassen, Birgit Nilsson, Astrid Varnay, Hermann Uhde, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Theo Adam, Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele Und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Eugen Jochum1979Album
Die WalküreRichard Wagner / Astrid Varnay / Birgit Nilsson / Georgine von Milinkovic / Ramón Vinay / Hans Hotter / Josef Greindl / Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele Und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele / Hans Knappertsbusch1978Album
Astrid Varnay - Historische Aufnahmen Aus Dem Jahre 1951Astrid Varnay1975Album
Tristan Und IsoldeRichard Wagner, Ferdinand Leitner, Astrid Varnay, Hertha Töpper, Wolfgang Windgassen, Bamberger Symphoniker1960Album
Szenen Aus LohengrinRichard Wagner, Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele Und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Joseph Keilberth, Wolfgang Windgassen, Eleanor Steber, Astrid Varnay, Josef Greindl1959Album
Siegfried · GötterdämmerungRichard Wagner, Astrid Varnay, Wolfgang Windgassen, Symphonie-Orchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Hermann Weigert1957Album
Tristan Und IsoldeRichard Wagner, Astrid Varnay, Hertha Töpper, Margarete Klose, Kim Borg, Wolfgang Windgassen, Ferdinand Leitner, Staatsorchester Stuttgart1957Album
Beliebte Wagner ArienAstrid Varnay, Paul Schöffler, Richard Wagner1954Album
Music Plus! Volume I-Number Nine, Wagner SelectionsRichard Wagner, Sigmund Spaeth, Astrid Varnay, Tonkünstler Orchestra, Paul Schöffler, Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper & Wiener Staatsopernchor1954Album
The Flying Dutchman HighlightsRichard Wagner, Astrid Varnay, Paul Schöffler, Austrian Symphony Orchestra1953Album
Operatic RecitalAstrid Varnay, Tonkünstler Orchestra, Hermann Weigert1953Album
Die Walküre Act IIIRichard Wagner / Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele / Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele / Astrid Varnay / Sigurd Björling1951Album
Elsa's Dream / Elizabeth's PrayerAstrid Varnay, Richard Wagner1946Album
Astrid Varnay Singt ArienAstrid VarnayAlbum
Tristand Und Isolde Szenen - Wesendonck-LiederAstrid Varnay, Richard WagnerCompil.
Lord Byron's Love LetterAstrid Varnay, Gertrude Ribla, Nicoletta Carruba, Mario Carlin, Academy Symphony Orchestra Of Rome, Nicola RescignoAlbum
Astrid Varnay singtAstrid VarnayAlbum
Frieden, Frieden (Arie Der Leonore) / Es Sei Doch Eine Gnade (Arie Der Amelia)Astrid VarnaySingle
La Walkyrie - Enregistrement Intégral Du 3e Acte (disc 2)Richard Wagner, Herbert von Karajan, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Astrid Varnay, Leonie Rysanek, Sigurd BjörlingAlbum
La Walkyrie - Enregistrement Intégral Du 3e Acte (disc 1)Richard Wagner, Herbert von Karajan, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, Astrid Varnay, Leonie Rysanek, Sigurd BjörlingAlbum
Astrid VarnayAstrid Varnay, Carl Maria von Weber, Richard Wagner, Jules Massenet, Giuseppe Verdi, Amilcare Ponchielli, Giacomo Puccini, Richard StraussCompil.
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