Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Astrid Varnay - Correction

Silly sod - Varnay didn't sing Isolde in 1953. She only took on Brunnhilde and Ortrud, which is rather like running four consecutive four-minute miles instead of five.

In an hour.

With a knapsack on.

Game girl - not maybe as forbidding as Caruso taking on the tenor lead in Aida, Boheme, Butterfly, Traviata and Tosca within six days at the Met in 1908, but not bad going.

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