Astrid Varnay sings Wagner
Excerpts from: Der Fliegende Höllander, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung, Tristan und Isolde, Parsifal.
Astrid Varnay, soprano
Studio recordings 1942-1954
Born in Stockholm in 1918, Astrid Varnay (who died in Munich on September 4th 2006) was one of the last fifty years’ most celebrated soprano voices for the Strauss and Wagner repertoire, singing in the most important international theatres, especially in Germany and the United States. Our CD features an anthology of her favourite Wagner roles, recorded at the apex of her career, between 1942 and 1954, in excellent digital re-mastering.
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