Live from Lincoln Center: From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala

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Jamie Barton

2015 Richard Tucker Award winner

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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.



Gala Highlights on WQXR

WQXR‘s program of highlights from our 2015 Gala is now available for streaming at

Please visit Live from Lincoln Center  to stream the telecast, which premiered on Friday, February 5th on PBS.

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February 1st, 2016 |

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Richard Tucker Music Foundation Sings for Hope!

On December 15th at noon at the Mount Sinai Fifth Avenue Atrium the Tucker Foundation presented a holiday concert  in partnership with Sing for Hope.  Richard Tucker Career Grant winners Nadine Sierra, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Dimitri Pittas and Brandon Cedel performed with pianist Michael Fennelly in a program of holiday-themed classics in a concert serving the Mount Sinai community as well as being open to the public free of charge.

This concert marked the inauguration of a new partnership between the Richard Tucker Foundation and Sing for Hope that will expand upon the Foundation’s long tradition of presenting free community concerts.  The new partnership will bring singers supported by the Foundation to Sing for Hope’s arts outreach programs, serving under-resourced schools and hospitals across the five boroughs of New York City and bringing world-class musical experiences to a wider public.

In the words of Renée Fleming, a Sing for Hope board member and winner of the 1990 Richard Tucker Award, “Sing for Hope is dedicated to bringing the healing power of art to those who need it most. In today’s world, that feels more urgent than ever.”

To learn more about Sing for Hope and this new partnership, please visit their website here

December 9th, 2015 |


Gala 2015 – Sunday, November 1 at 6:30 pm

Gala 2015 was held on Sunday November 1, 2015 at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall

Richard Tucker Music Foundation
Gala 2015

Piotr Beczala
Andrea Bocelli
Lawrence Brownlee
Stephen Costello
Renée Fleming
George Gagnidze
Angela Gheorghiu
Christine Goerke
Isabel Leonard
Nadine Sierra

Jamie Barton
2015 Richard Tucker Award winner

Maestro Eugene Kohn
Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
New York Choral Society


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August 10th, 2015 |


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