VÁRADY, Julia (1941- )
German operatic soprano of Hungarian origin. Began her career as a mezzo-soprano.
SP – Signed Photograph – Dimensions 4.25″x6″. Black/white, matte-finish image by Oda Sternberg, Munchen.
Mme. Várady made her mezzo-soprano debut with the Cluj Opera in 1962, singing Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. In 1970, she joined the Frank-am-Main Opera and, thereafter, sang mostly in Western Europe. In 1972, she moved from Frankfurt to the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and, later, joined the Deutsche Oper Berlin. She has appeared at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; at the Vienna State Opera; at the Metropolitan Opera New York; at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan; at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires; at the Opera Bastille, Paris; and at the Salzburg, Munich and Edinburgh festivals. In 1978, she created the role of Cordelia at the premiere of Aribert Reimann’s opera Lear with the Bayerische Staatsoper.