Holiday Shop


Hildegard Behrens

Biography

Born: February 9, 1937; Varel   Died: August 18, 2009; Tokyo, Japan  
Hildegard Behrens was born in Varel (in the state of Niedersachsen-Friesland), Germany, on February 9, 1937. She was always known for an attractive, natural singing voice, but embarked on the study of law at the University of Freiburg, graduating as a junior barrister. Surprising her acquaintances, she decided to try for a musical career. She was accepted at the Freiburg Academy of Music, where she studied voice with Ines Leuwen. She became a Read more member of the Opera Studio of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf in 1971. In 1972 she became part of (then) West Berlin's leading company, the Deutsche Oper, and appeared frequently in the leading houses of German-speaking Europe (Frankfurt Opera, Zürich Opera, Vienna State Opera, Salzburg Festival, and Bavarian State Opera), as well as the Paris Opéra. Her U.S. debut was at the Metropolitan Opera of New York, as Giorgetta in Puccini's Il Tabarro, October 15, 1976.

She had a strong dramatic soprano voice, clear and attractive; she sang the more powerful roles of the German repertoire and still maintained a warm vocal quality that brings an aspect of vulnerability to roles such as Brünnhilde in Wagner's Ring, Marie in Berg's Wozzeck, Janacek's Katya Kabanova, and Strauss's Salomé. She recorded most of these roles, and appeared in television productions of several operas as well. She also maintained a recital career. Read less
Berg: Wozzeck / Abbado, Grundheber, Behrens, Vienna State Opera
Release Date: 06/29/2010   Label: Kultur Video  
Catalog: 32   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $29.99
DVD: $17.99
In Stock
On sale!   $29.99   DVD:  $17.99 Add DVD to Cart

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Bernstein, Hofmann, Behrens, Weikl
Release Date: 09/09/2003   Label: Philips  
Catalog: 438241   Number of Discs: 4
On sale! $59.98
ArkivCD $44.99
Low Stock
On sale!   $59.98   ArkivCD:  $44.99 Add to Cart

Strauss: Elektra / Ozawa, Behrens, Ludwig, Hynninen, BSO
Release Date: 10/30/1997   Label: Philips  
Catalog: 422574   Number of Discs: 2
On sale! $34.98
ArkivCD $29.99
In Stock
On sale!   $34.98   ArkivCD:  $29.99 Add to Cart

Strauss: Die Frau Ohne Schatten / Solti, Behrens, Domingo
Release Date: 04/14/1992   Label: Decca  
Catalog: 436243   Number of Discs: 3
On sale! $50.98
CD: $48.99
Low Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $50.98   CD:  $48.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $29.99 Add MP3 to Cart

Wagner: Götterdämmerung / Levine, Behrens, Goldberg, Et Al
Release Date: 09/12/1991   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 429385   Number of Discs: 4
On sale! $54.98
ArkivCD $44.99
In Stock
On sale!   $54.98   ArkivCD:  $44.99 Add to Cart

There are 61 Hildegard Behrens recordings available.

Select a specific Composer or Label or browse recordings by Formats & Featured below

or

Formats & Featured



YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In