Dramatic Grandeur

Astrid Varnay, Wagnerienne extraordinaire, brought matchless intensity to her living, breathing portrayals.
By David J. Baker 

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As Brünnhilde during her early years at the Met
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“PLEASE GET UP, LENNIE!” she told the famous conductor as he knelt before her in homage in her dressing room. Astrid Varnay inspired such respect. “A blazing fire,” Régine Crespin called Varnay’s Brün...

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