Varnay, Astrid

Varnay, Astrid

(1918–  ) soprano; born in Stockholm, Sweden. Brought to the U.S.A. in childhood, she studied first with her mother. She made her first Metropolitan Opera appearance (in Die Walküre) in 1941 and her last in 1974. She was admired internationally, especially for her Wagnerian roles.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.