Greatest Wagner soprano of a generation and longtime Georgetown resident Hildegard Behrens is dead.
(Behrens in her signature role, Brunnhilde. Oh hehrstes Wunder! from Act III of Die Walküre with Cheryl Studer as Sieglinde. Wolfgang Sawallisch leads the Bavarian State Opera in 1987.)
(Behrens as Elektra at the Met in 1994. James Levine conducts.)
(The frightening murder scene from Wozzeck. Franz Grundheber plays Wozzeck, Behrens plays the unfortunate Marie. Claudio Abbado leads the Vienna State Opera in 1987)