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Crespin, Régine

Crespin, Régine (b Marseilles, 1927). Fr. soprano. Début Mulhouse 1950 as Elsa in Lohengrin, Paris Opéra later in 1950 in same role. Bayreuth 1958–60; Glyndebourne 1959–60; CG 1960; Amer. début Chicago 1962; NY Met 1962; Salzburg Easter Fest. 1967; mez. roles from 1971. Last appearance Paris 1989 as Countess in The Queen of Spades. Retired 1989, taught at Paris Cons. Distinguished concert career, esp. in Berlioz Les Nuits d'été.

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Crespin, Régine

Régine Crespin (rāzhēn´ krĕspăN´), 1927–2007, French soprano. She made her major debut at the Paris Opéra in 1950. The range, flexibility, subtlety, and richness of her voice were critically acclaimed after her performance as Kundry in Wagner's Parsifal at Bayreuth in 1958. In 1962 she made her American debut at the Metropolitan Opera, singing the Marschallin in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier.

See her memoir (tr. 1997).

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