Régine Crespin

Soprano

Gifted with an instantly recognizable, sensuously beautiful instrument, the French dramatic soprano Régine Crespin (1927 - 2007) had an instinctive gift for the stage and enormous personal magnetism. She captivated Lyric audiences in Fidelio, Un ballo in maschera, Tannhäuser, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Tosca. In later years she moved into mezzo repertoire, extending her career with superb performances in Carmen, Werther, The Queen of Spades, and Dialogues of the Carmelites.

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Régine Crespin's Roles at Lyric

Main photo: Regine Crespin as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser. Photo by David H. Fishman.
Audio photo: Regine Crespin as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser.