Hildegard Behrens

Hildegard Behrens (* 9. February 1937 in Varel) is a German opera singer (Sopran). It became particularly as a singer of the dramatic Sopranpartien in the operas smelling pool of broadcasting corporations of Wagners and smelling pool of broadcasting corporations bunch 'admits.


Hildegard Behrens buildup in Varel in a medical profession family as last of six children and visited there and in Oldenburg the school. First it studied jurisprudence to Freiburg to mash gau before it at the college of music the singing study took up there. Later it justified its academic subject law with „the urge, into the world to go “and said, it would have become also gladly Innenarchitektin.

Hildegard Behrens first commitment led it to the German opera on the Rhine in Duesseldorf and Duisburg. It created their international break-through with the role of the Agathe in weber opera that free contactor.

It sang at the most important open houses of the world, and. A. at the metropolitan Opera New York and with the salt citizen festivals.

Behrens co-operated with important conductors and directors, for example with Claudio Abbado, Leonard amber, Karl Böhm, Christoph ash brook, Sir John Eliot servant, harsh ore of Karajan, Rafael Kubelik, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Esa Pekka Salonen and peoples Schlöndorff.


your repertoire covers nearly the entire dramatic role role of the wagner and bunch subject: Brünnhilde (ring of the Nibelungen), Isolde (Tristan and Isolde) and Elektra (Elektra) are considered as its key portions, in addition, dramatic figures from the concert hall later twentieth century embodied she again and again.

Their interpretation of the title figure Katarina Ismailowa from Schostakowitschs lady Macbeth von Mzensk and the Jenufa from Leoš Janáčeks of opera of the same name as well as the Emily Marty from its thing Makropulos became legendary. The composer Luciano Berio composed the opera Cronaca del Luogo for it, with whom it opened 1999 the salt citizens of festivals.


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