This film by Bruno Monsaingeon features participation by Varady's students Teresa Hort, Sarah van der Kemp, Diana Krauss, Anna Molina, Theresa Kronthaler, Evelina Dobraceva, and pianist Daniela Musca. Also included is the complete master class with Varady.
In 2003, after a career spanning nearly forty years, Julia Varady discreetly retired from the public stage. She now dedicates her time to teaching. While for most great singers the transition from performing to teaching generally follows signs of vocal deterioration, Julia Varady's voice has never been so dazzling. She constantly sings in full voice during her classes, with the same intensity and generosity of spirit that made her one of the very finest lyric sopranos of our time.