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Regina Resnik

Operatic Mezzo-soprano
Female
Born Aug 30, 1922
Hometown Bronx
Died Aug 8, 2013
Other Names Resnick, Regina

Regina Resnik is an American operatic singer. Regina Resnik, an American mezzo-soprano, started a dramatic career ten months after earning her B.A. in Music at Hunter College. The role was Lady Macbeth under Fritz Busch in December, 1942 with the New Opera Company. A few months later, she sang Fidelio and Micaela under Erich Kleiber in Mexico City.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1922 Birth Born in 1922.

TWENTIES

1942 20 Years Old Regina Resnik, an American mezzo-soprano, started a dramatic career ten months after earning her B.A. in Music at Hunter College. The role was Lady Macbeth under Fritz Busch in December, 1942 with the New Opera Company. … Read More
1944 22 Years Old In between she sang Santuzza with the fledgling New York City Opera and, performing "Ernani, Involami", won the Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air and her contract with that company for the 1944-45 season. … Read More

THIRTIES

1953 31 Years Old In 1953, while singing Sieglinde in Bayreuth, the conductor Clemens Krauss was to forecast her future, insinuating her voice was actually a mezzo-soprano. … Read More
1955 33 Years Old In 1955 she began a year of restudy with the celebrated baritone, Giuseppe Danise. … Read More
1956 34 Years Old On February 15, 1956, she debuted as a mezzo-soprano at the Metropolitan in a brilliant portrayal of Marina in Boris Godunov under Dimitri Mitropoulos.
1957 35 Years Old October, 1957, was the beginning of a long career in London at the Royal Opera House. … Read More

FORTIES

1964 42 Years Old Surely among the happiest memories are three comic masterpieces - her Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, the Marquise in La fille du régiment (with Sutherland and Pavarotti) and her Mistress Quickly in the Leonard Bernstein – Zeffirelli Falstaff of 1964. … Read More
1971 49 Years Old In the decade spanning 1971-1981, she distinguished herself as a stage director with Arbit Blatas, the renowned Lithuanian-born painter and sculptor, as designer. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1991 69 Years Old Armfeldt (A Little Night Music) at Lincoln Center brought her a Drama Desk nomination in 1991. … Read More
2007 85 Years Old Hunter College has invested her with an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters and, in 2007, the New England Conservatory honored her with a Doctorate of Music. … Read More
2011 89 Years Old Conceived by her son, Michael Philip Davis, and directed by Miss Resnik, this "kaleidescope of Jewish classical song" features Miss Resnik as narrator and has been televised and shown on CUNY TV; all three concerts were also released on DVD in September 2011 by vaimusic.com (VAI 4540). … Read More
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