Astrid Varnay

Astrid Varnay

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ibolyka Astrid Maria Varnay (25 April 1918 - 4 September 2006) was an American dramatic soprano of Hungarian heritage and Swedish birth, who did most of her work in the United States and Germany. She was one of the five best-known Wagnerian heroic sopranos of her generation (the other four were Kirsten Flagstad, Gertrude Grob-Prandl, Birgit Nilsson, and Martha M dl). Her voice on record is readily recognisable by its seemingly-limitless upper register Both her parents were Hungarian and born in small towns in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but she was born in Stockholm, Sweden, where her parents were living during part of World War I. They named her "Astrid" in honor of the teenaged Princess Astrid of Sweden, a popular figure in that country.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135717030
  • 9786135717037