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Varnay, Astrid

Overview
Works: 516 works in 1,511 publications in 6 languages and 7,549 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Filmed operas  Operas  Music videos  Film adaptations  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Biography 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Commentator, per, Vocalist, Musician, sop
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

123 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 549 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
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: 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
Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano( Recording )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of the young poet and his tragic life and death during the French Revolution
Die Walküre Act 3 by Richard Wagner( )

14 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in German and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

43 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

78 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 336 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

83 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

64 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 255 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 )

59 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 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( )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektra : a tragedy in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in German and English and held by 207 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
Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Recording )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 180 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
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

41 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 145 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
Icon Montserrat Caballé by Montserrat Caballé( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diva 30 great prima donnas( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fabulous forties at the Met( Recording )

2 editions published in 1969 in Italian and held by 99 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 96 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
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

25 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 88 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
 
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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

アストリッド・ヴァルナイ

Languages
German (485)

Italian (36)

English (28)

French (2)

Danish (1)

Spanish (1)

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