Tenor Eugène Régnier (1916-1974) as Turiddu (“Cavalleria rusticana”), Royal French Opera, Antwerp, 1938: The striving force in motion!

His voice of utter beauty was ideal for light to lyric roles. Despite a premature debut in “Tosca” and “Cavalleria” aged 22 (Antwerp), he embraced a large repertoire including Russian operas and operetta (but wisely avoiding Wagner), appearing in Belgium, France, Luxembourg and England, happily preserving his instrument.