The American mezzo-soprano, director, filmmaker and teacher Regina Resnik has died. She was 90. (Photo via Facebook)
May our beloved Regina, rest in peace and may her memory be for a blessing!
Ever since I was three yrs. old, 1953, and met her, I loved my cousin Regina. How fortunate I was to hear her sing Amneris with Leontyne Price, Aida, and James McCraken, Radames, in the production of AIDA at SF Opera in Fall 1961, I think.
I was at her dress rehearsals and performances of Queen of Spades, Elektra, Dialogue of the Carmelites, Visit of the Old Lady and? Unfortunately, I never heard her great Carmen live.I cherish the fan and castanets she gave me from Madrid
where she was adored as Carmen, as she was in her various roles, at the great Opera houses throughout the world. I loved being at some of her fabulous master classes, and visiting her in Venice and NYC. One of her greatest triumphs is having the best son a mother could want. Operatic Stage Director, Co Pres. of Regina Resnik Presents, Michael Davis.
She was so proud of his many achiements, and his recent work as Video stage Director with Maestro Maazel at Castleton this summer and most of all his never ending companionship.
So glad to read what has already been posted because you have all contributed to capturing the essence of her extraordinary career and life. I highly recommend the article written by Fred Plotkin for Operavore. And if you use Facebook, see Regina Resnik, the page that Michael created for her 90th birthday last August and Regina Resnik Presents.
May she live on as we remember her!
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