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Varnay, Astrid

Works: 524 works in 1,581 publications in 6 languages and 9,946 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Musical settings  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Commentator, Vocalist, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

136 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 648 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
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( )

34 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 634 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
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( )

60 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 616 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)
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

84 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 584 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
Elektra by Richard Strauss( )

70 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 499 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
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Herod Antipas of Judaea is living in unlawful union with Herodias, the wife of his brother whom he caused to be murdered; now he lusts after Salome, the daughter of Herodias
Die Walküre Act 3 by Richard Wagner( )

16 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in German and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

41 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electra is an outcast, unable to forget the murder of father Agamemnon by her mother Clytemnestra with the help of her lover Aegisthus. She waits for the day when her brother Orestes will avenge the murder. When news comes that Orestes is dead, Electra decides to avenge her father herself. But Orestes is not dead, and has returned to the palace in disguise. He kills Clytemnestra and Aegisthus. Electra dances in ecstasy, then falls dead to the floor
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

26 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance presents the great Leonie Rysanek in one of her most memorable roles--the teenage Judean princess Salome. Obsessed with the prophet Jochanaan, the Biblical John the Baptist (Norman Bailey), she skillfully manipulates her lecherous stepfather Herod (Ragnar Ulfung) until he has no choice but to have the holy man killed for spurning the princess's advances. The legendary Astrid Varnay is Salome's mother, Herodias. Highlights of the score include the Dance of the Seven Veils and Salome's final monologue, one of the supreme dramatic achievements in all of opera
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( )

26 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 310 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

89 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Oedipus der Tyrann by Carl Orff( )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sofokles' tragedie bearbejdet af Friedrich Hölderlin
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

47 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decca: 6 35253
Cavalleria rusticana : highlights by Pietro Mascagni( )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Astrid Varnay sings Wagner by Richard Wagner( )

8 editions published between 1956 and 1965 in German and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

47 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny = Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny by Kurt Weill( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 132 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
Icon : Montserrat Caballé by Montserrat Caballé( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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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Italian (40)

English (37)

French (2)

Danish (2)

Spanish (1)

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