Black and white 10 x 15 cm postcard card of Astrid Varnay in costume from the Bayreuth Festival, 1966 signed in blue ink. Signed mostly in the clear space on the card, signature and the card are in excellent condition. Astrid Varnay born 25 April 1918 died 4 September 2006, was an American dramatic soprano of Hungarian heritage and Swedish birth, who did most of her work in the United States and Germany. She was, along with Birgit Nilsson and Martha Mödl, one of the three leading Wagnerian heroic sopranos of her generation. Her voice on record is readily recognisable by its seemingly limitless upper register.