Richard Tucker

Picture of Richard Tucker as Radames
Radames

Picture of Richard Tucker as Cavaradossi
Cavaradossi

Richard Tucker Interview
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Richard Tucker sings Yir'u eineinu
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Richard Tucker sings Ya-aleh
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Richard Tucker as a cantor... while I fully agree about classifying him as a do nothing tenor IN OPERA, it's interestingly completely different in cantorial music. He's fascinating there, one of the best cantors ever.
Richard Tucker sings Il Trovatore: Di quella pira 1
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Richard Tucker sings Il Trovatore: Di quella pira 2
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Richard Tucker sings Andrea Chenier: Come un bel dí di maggio
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Richard Tucker singsL'Africana: Deh, ch'io ritorni"
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Richard Tucker singsLa Gioconda: Enzo Grimaldo, with Robert Merrill
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Richard Tucker singsRigoletto: La donna è mobile
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Richard Tucker singsSimon Boccanegra: Sento avvampar
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Repertory

La Gioconda- New York, MET, 25 January 1945
La Traviata- New York, MET, 15 December 1945
Rigoletto (Act 3)- New York, MET, 27 January 1946
Boris Godunov- New York, MET, 21 November 1946
Rigoletto- New York, MET, 7 February 1947
Madama Butterfly- New York, MET, 2 March 1947
La Bohème- New York, MET, 22 November 1947
Un Ballo in Maschera- New York, MET, 10 December 1947
Cavalleria Rusticana- Cleveland, MET tour, 14 May 1948
Lucia di Lammermoor- New York, MET, 14 January 1949
Simon Boccanegra- New York, MET, 28 November 1949
Manon Lescaut- New York, MET, 26 Decemebr 1949
Tosca- New York, MET, 11 February 1950
Il Flauto Magico- New York, MET, 25 November 1950
Don Carlo- New York, MET, 2 December 1950
Il Pipistrello- New York, MET, 20 December 1950
Faust- New York, MET, 14 January 1951
Così fan tutte- New York, MET, 28 December 1951
Carmen- New York, MET, 31 January 1952
La forza del destino- New York, MET, 10 November 1952
Andrea Chenier- New York, MET, 23 December 1954
I racconti di Hoffmann- New York, MET, 14 November 1955
Eugenio Onegin- New York, MET, 28 October 1957
Marta- New York, MET, 26 January 1961
La fanciulla del West- New York, MET, 23 October 1961
Turandot- New York, MET,4 November 1961
Il Trovatore- New York, MET, 11 December 1963
L'Ebrea- New York, Carnegie Hall, 12 March 1964
Aida- New York, MET, 2 January 1965
Luisa Miller- New York, MET, 8 February 1968
Pagliacci- New York, MET, 8 January 1970
Sansone e Dalila- New York, MET, 10 December 1971
L'Africana- New York, Carnegie Hall 20 March 1972
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the recordings (Ya-aleh, Yir'u eineinu) and notes.
I would like to thank Thomas Silverboerg for the recordings (Africana, Chenier, Rigoletto, Gioconda, Boccanegra, Trovatore, Interview) and for the picture in Tosca.
Reference: Museo Teatrale: Richard Tucker il tenore del Metropolitan di New York, Milano 27 aprile-1 giugno 1991.
Reference : James A. Drake : "Richard Tucker, A Biography" E.P.Dutton, New York, 1984.
I would like to thanks Juan Dzazopulos for several corrections and addendum.
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