Julia Varady

  • September 1, 1941 Nagyvárad, Hungary

Biography

Although the illustrious career of her husband, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, overshadowed her for a while, Julia Varady, born in Roumania in 1941, led one of the greatest singing careers of her time. Further to her studies with Arta Florescu at the Bucarest Conservatoire, Juilia Varady made her debut at the Cluj Opera in 1962. Even though the vastness of her tessitura meant that she could immediately tackle the roles of the lyrical and dramatic soprano, mezzo-soprano and alto, her career was geographically confined by Ceausescu’s dictatorship.

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