A Tribute to Régine Crespin
Monday 3:00 pm ET
The opera world mourns the recent death of the great French soprano Régine Crespin, who imbued her uniquely beautiful performances with her magnificent tone, incomparable style, and subtle interpretations. Join us on Metropolitan Opera Radio as we celebrate her life and career this week with a February 1979 performance of Jules Massenet’s opera Werther, in which Ms. Crespin portrays Charlotte, one of her most noted French roles.
Sirius Broadcast of WERTHER
Broadcast of 2/3/1979-Bonynge; Kraus, Crespin, Carlson, Battle
Rebroadcast: Wed,, July 18th @ 9 am ET & Sat., July 21st @ 9 pm ET
I saw her onstage only twice–both at the MET as the Marschallin in Rosenkavalier. The first time was in the old production the year of her MET debut. When she unleashed “In Gottes namen!” at the end of the third act trio, it was the largest, most radiant sound I had ever heard come out of a human throat.