Helga Dernesch

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    "Fliegt heim, ihr Raben!"Helga Dernesch
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    "Beglückt darf nun dich, o Heimat" (Pilgrims Chorus)Helga Dernesch
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    Brunnhilde Immolation From Götterdämmerung (Act 3)Helga Dernesch
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    Tristan und Isolde (1988 Remastered Version), ACT 2: O sink herniederHelga Dernesch
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    "Heil dir, Sonne!" (Brünnhildes Erwachen)Helga Dernesch

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        The career of Helga Dernesch has unfolded in four distinct segments: mezzo soprano, lyric soprano, dramatic soprano, and, once again, mezzo. During the middle two phases, the comely soprano was encouraged by Herbert von Karajan to undertake the heaviest Wagner soprano roles, assignments really beyond the means of a singer whose vocal weight was well below that of a Nilsson or Varnay. Eventually, she was forced to agonize over a return to the mezzo range. Once the transition was ... Read more

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