6.7.07

Regine Crespin has passed away...


- New York Times -

Régine Crespin, the French operatic soprano, one of the most important vocal artists to emerge from France in the decades after World War II, died Wednesday in Paris, where she lived. She was 80. The cause was liver cancer, said Mireille Gaucher, her personal secretary.

R. Crespin was widely admired for the elegance, warmth and subtlety of her singing, especially in the French and German operatic repertories. Early on, the natural carrying power of her voice seemed to point to a career as a dramatic soprano. Indeed, she made her 1950 debut at the regional company in Mulhouse, France, singing Elsa in Wagner’s “Lohengrin.”

Watch her sing the 'Soir' by G. Faure:



3 comments:

Gloriana said...

Kai i Crespin apo karkino...

ZOI SE LOGOY MAS...

mahler76 said...

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Gloriana said...

Pes to psemmata...