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Astrid Varnay

Astrid Varnay (Soprano)

Born: 25th April 1918, Stockholm, Sweden

Died: 4th September 2006, Munich, Germany

Nationality: American

One of the most respected Wagnerian sopranos of the mid-twentieth century, Astrid Varnay was born in Stockholm, Sweden, the child of two celebrated Hungarian singers.

Varnay was to be a mainstay at Bayreuth for 17 seasons. Although she made few studio recordings, live performances reveal a huge instrument of enormous depth (putting many a contralto to shame) with a top register of lacerating thrust and power.

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