Hildegard Behrens |

Hildegard Behrens |

Hildegard Behrens

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Debut 1971 (Freiburg, part of Countess Almaviva). Since 1973 she sang in Düsseldorf. In Covent Garden since 1976 (the part of Leonora in Fidelio, etc.), at the Salzburg Festival in 1977 Spanish. part of Salome. A significant achievement was her performance in 1983 at the Bayreuth Festival (Brunhilde in Wagner’s tetralogy). In the work of Behrens, an important place is occupied by Op. Wagner (parts of Eve in The Nuremberg Meistersingers, Elsa in Lohengrin), Weber (Agatha in The Free Shooter), R. Strauss, Berg (part of Maria in Wozzeck). Among others, we note the role of Emilia Marti in op. Janacek’s “Makropulos Remedy” (1988, Munich). In 1992 Spanish. Elektra at the Metropolitan Opera. In the same year, she sang with Domingo at the Vienna Opera (Brunhilde’s part). In 1996 Spanish. the part of Isolde in Munich. Recordings include Isolde (dir. Bernstein, Philips), Maria in Wozzeck (dir. Abbado, DG) and others.

E. Tsodokov

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