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About the Foundation

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation, founded in 1975, is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to perpetuating the artistic legacy of the great American tenor through the support and advancement of the careers of... more.


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2014 Grants Winners Announced


Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Richard Tucker Music Foundation Grants!

 Sara Tucker Study Grants

Benjamin Bliss, tenor

Anthony Clark Evans, baritone

Patrick Guetti, bass

John Holiday, countertenor

Amanda Woodbury, soprano

Richard Tucker Career Grants

Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone

Anthony Kalil, tenor

Rachel Willis-Sørensen, soprano

April 4th, 2014 |


2013 Richard Tucker Gala

The 2013 Richard Tucker Gala was held on November 17, 2013 at 6:30 at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center,  celebrating the centennial of his birth with a concert featuring many of opera’s greatest stars, all of whom have been recognized by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. Live From Lincoln Center will telecast the Gala on January 10, 2014, on PBS stations.  Appearing at the Gala were

Stephanie Blythe

Stephen Costello

Joyce DiDonato

Renée Fleming

Susan Graham

Greer Grimsley

Angela Meade

Eric Owens

Ailyn Pérez

Matthew Polenzani

Isabel Leonard, 2013 Richard Tucker Award Winner

Maestro Riccardo Frizza

Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

New York Choral Society

September 28th, 2013 |

Isabel Leonard, 2013 Richard Tucker Award winner

Watch the October 4 Greene Space Web Cast

On October 4, 2013 WQXR presented a program at the Jerome Greene Space celebrating the Richard Tucker Foundation, Richard Tucker’s Centenary and the 2013 Richard Tucker Award Winner Isabel Leonard, Richard Tucker Award winner Matthew Polenzani, Richard Tucker Career Grant winner counter-tenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, and legendary baritone Sherrill Milnes will speak about Richard Tucker and the Tucker Music Foundation. The host for the event was  Naomi Lewin.

To watch the full webcast, click here.

September 2nd, 2013 |


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About Richard Tucker

Richard Tucker (1913-1975) was America's greatest tenor. To learn more about Richard and the foundation, click here.