Régine Crespin

Legends of Lyric Soprano

Régine Crespin
Legends of Lyric

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Régine Crespin

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.

Listen to Roger Pines's tribute to Régine Crespin:




Régine Crespin's Roles at Lyric



1962



Floria Tosca 
Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 26, 29; Nov. 3


1963



Amelia
Un ballo in maschera
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 5, 9, 14, 18

Leonore
Fidelio
Ludwig van Beethoven
Oct. 23, 26, 28Íž Nov. 1

Elisabeth
Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner
Nov. 16, 18, 22, 27


1964



Prima Donna (later Ariadne) 
Ariadne auf Naxos
Richard Strauss
Nov. 6, 9, 14, 18

Floria Tosca 
Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 27, 30; Dec. 2, 5
Regine Crespin as Elisabeth in TANNHAUSER
Regine Crespin as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser

 

 

 


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Jon Vickers


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Rosanna Carteri


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Fernando Corena


Régine Crespin

Régine Crespin


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