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Varnay, Astrid

Works: 530 works in 1,514 publications in 6 languages and 8,124 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Filmed operas  Film adaptations  Biography  Art music  Music videos  Western plays  Opera television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Vocalist, Commentator, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

131 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lauritz Melchior heads a stellar cast in this remarkable broadcast of Wagner's Romantic opera. As the knightly title hero, he comes to the aid of Elsa (Astrid Varnay), the innocent young woman accused of murdering her brother by the evil Ortrud (Kerstin Thorborg) and her husband, the scheming Telramund (Alexander Sved). Norman Cordon sings King Henry, and Erich Leinsdorf conducts.This performance is taken from the CD box set Wagner at The Met, released by Sony Classical
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

73 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes legendary performers exceed their reputations to produce an operatic event for the ages. This was one of those afternoons when it all came together. The blazing intensity starts with conductor Fritz Reiner and the Met orchestra in the famous overture. And with two of the greatest singing actors of the 20th century--Hans Hotter and Astrid Varnay--as the tormented Flying Dutchman and Senta, the passionate young woman determined to save him from his fate, the drama just continues to escalate
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

30 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film version of Strauss' opera
Die Walküre Act 3 by Richard Wagner( )

15 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in German and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete operas sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the librettos with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composers, biographies of the principal singers and conductors
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

86 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( )

24 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wagner's groundbreaking early masterpiece, the splendid Ramón Vinay sings Tannhäuser, the man and artist torn between love of the sensual and the innocent kind, embodied by the sensational Astrid Varnay as Venus and the radiant Margaret Harshaw as the saintly Elisabeth. George Szell leads a superb cast that also includes George London's Wolfram and Jerome Hines's Landgrave. The 23-year-old Roberta Peters delivers an unexpected star turn as the Shepherd Boy
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

46 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

67 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Astrid Varnay gives a spectacular performance in the title role of Strauss's one-act masterpiece. Obsessed with avenging the murder of her father, Elektra is blind to the longings of her sister, Chrysothemis (Walburga Wegner), for a peaceful life. She taunts her mother, Klytämnestra (Elisabeth Höngen), with the gruesome fantasy of a bloody death at Elektra's hands. But Varnay's nuanced portrayal of Elektra's tortured soul is at its most gripping in the tender moments of reunion with her brother Orest (Paul Schöffler). The great Fritz Reiner conducts a rich, dramatic performance
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

57 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El anillo del nibelungo en alemán, es un ciclo de cuatro óperas épicas, basadas libremente en figuras y elementos de la mitología germánica, particularmente las Sagas islandesas. Estas operas son, El oro del Rin (Das Rheingold), La valquiria (Die Walküre), Sigfrido (Siegfried) y El ocaso de los dioses (Götterdämmerung)
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historic broadcast captures the U.S. premiere of Stravinsky's landmark opera. Legendary conductor Fritz Reiner leads an extraordinary cast, headed by Eugene Conley as Tom Rakewell, the young man whose sudden inheritance leads to his downfall and the loss of his beloved, Anne Trulove, sung by the great Hilde Güden. Mack Harrell is Nick Shadow, Tom's Mephistophelian mentor and guide on his journey to dissolution. Blanche Thebom sings Baba the Turk and Norman Scott is Anne's father, Trulove
Cavalleria rusticana : highlights by Pietro Mascagni( )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

45 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Elektra : a tragedy in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in German and English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clytemnestra, Queen of Thebes, has murdered her husband with the help of her lover Aegisthus. Electra, her daughter, has taken her younger brother Orestes to a place of safety in a foreign country, where he is brought up to be the avenger of his father. While the palace residents (including Chrysothemis, Electra's sister) have come to terms with the new situation, Electra alone keeps the memory of her father's murder alive, waiting for the day of retribution
Icon : Montserrat Caballé by Montserrat Caballé( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill( Visual )

3 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's every man for himself in the newly founded city of Mahagonny, devoted to life's illicit pleasures, where anything goes and the only crime is to run out of money
Diva : 30 great prima donnas( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fabulous forties at the Met by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

3 editions published in 1969 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

25 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves--and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde's stalwart companion, Brangäne
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Alternative Names
Astrid Varnay Amerikaans muzikante (1918-2006)

Astrid Varnay amerikanische Opernsängerin ungarischer Abstammung

Astrid Varnay soprano svedese

Ibolyka Astrid Maria Varnay

Melani, Ines 1918-2006

Varnay, Astrid Ibolyka Maria

Varnay, Astrid Ibolyka Maria 1918-2006

Varnay, Ibolyka Astrid Maria.

Varnay, Ibolyka Astrid Maria 1918-2006

Varnay, Ibolyka Maria

Varney, Astrid.

Varney, Astrid 1918-2006

Weigert, Astrid 1918-2006

Астрид Варнай американская оперная певица венгерского происхождения

אסטריד ורניי זמרת אמריקאית


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English (25)

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