Role portrait photograph of the soprano in the title role of Puccini's Tosca. Signed "R Crespin." Régine CRESPIN.

Role portrait photograph of the soprano in the title role of Puccini's Tosca. Signed "R Crespin."

Full-length. Ca. 254 x 202 mm.

"Crespin was the first French singer after Germaine Lubin to command the heroic roles of German and French opera with equal authority; in addition to the idiomatic assurance of her Wagner, she was distinguished for the classical nobility of style in such French roles as Julia in La vestale, Berlioz’s Dido, and the titular heroines of Iphigénie en Tauride and Fauré’s Pénélope... Her singing, in opera and concert, was notable for a remarkable finesse of diction, phrase shaping and tone-colour, capable of transforming a powerful but flawed dramatic soprano into an instrument of smooth, lustrous beauty; in her prime, the eloquence of her soft high phrases was matched by few other singers... Her recorded roles include Offenbach’s Métella, Grand-Duchess and Périchole, Madame Lidoine, the Marschallin, Sieglinde, the Walküre Brünnhilde and Carmen..." Max Loppert in Grove Music Online. Item #23798

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