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Regina Resnik, 1922-2013


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#1 Helene

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 01:05 PM

The great American soprano-turned-mezzo Regina Resnik died Thursday weeks shy of her 91st birthday.

 

From The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.c...at-90.html?_r=0

 

A statement by the Metropolitan Opera:

http://metoperafamil...ws-flash/resnik

 

From NPR, including video clips:

http://www.npr.org/b...snik-dies-at-90

 

She was one of the early American singers to have established a major career in the US under her own name, without the usual climb to stardom in Europe.

 

I was lucky to have heard her live in two roles:  the Marquise de Berkenfield in "Daughter of the Regiment" and in a special "Chacun a Bing's gout," one of the highlights of his retirement gala.  It was a gracious performance, given how she was not to Bing's taste.  I'm sad to have missed her Countess in "Pique Dame."

 

She was a renowned Carmen, and it was her recording used in "Carlos Saura's 'Carmen'."

 

Rest in peace, Ms. Resnik.



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Posted 10 August 2013 - 01:49 PM

She was a renowned Carmen, and it was her recording used in "Carlos Saura's 'Carmen'."

I didn't realize that -- it was great!



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:27 PM

WQXR's Fred Plotkin offers,

 

Remembering Regina Resnik




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