Richard Tucker Day 2014

Richard Tucker Day - Thursday, August 28, 2014

Michael Fabiano

2014 Richard Tucker Award Winner

Watch the Live From Lincoln Center telecast of 2014 Richard Tucker Gala

January 23, 2015 on PBS

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2014 Gala telecast – January 23, 2015

This January, Live From Lincoln Center—continuing its 40th anniversary season—will broadcast one of the most celebrated opera events of the year, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s annual gala concert. This year’s highlight’s concert features performances by opera’s brightest lights and rising stars, including Joseph Calleja, Angela Meade, Željko Lučić, Ildar Abdrazakov, Pretty Yende, as well as the 2014 Richard Tucker Award winner Michael Fabiano in solo and ensemble selections from works by Puccini, Mozart, Bellini, Massenet, Donizetti, Verdi, and Bernstein, conducted by Maestro Emmanuel Villaume with the New York Choral Society. The broadcast event was taped in October 2014 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and follows last year’s centennial celebration of the great operatic tenor Richard Tucker. Live From Lincoln Center’s “Richard Tucker Opera Gala: A New Century” will air on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), and will be hosted by Audra McDonald.

December 19th, 2014 |

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Gala 2014 – October 12, 2014

2014 Richard Tucker Gala

The 2014 Richard Tucker Gala was held Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 6:30PM, at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.  The concert was taped for telecast by Live From Lincoln Center and will be show on PBS in January, 2015.  For pictures of the event, please click here

Appearing on the concert were

Ildar Abdrazakov

Paul Appleby

Elena Bocharova

Joseph Calleja

Joyce El-Khoury

Ingeborg Gillebo

Željko Lučić

Angela Meade

Alexandra Silber

Pretty Yende

Michael Fabiano, 2014 Richard Tucker Award Winner

Maestro Emmanuel Villaume

New York Choral Society

 

 THE PROGRAM AS PERFORMED ON OCTOBER 12:

GIUSEPPE VERDI, “Tutto parea sorridere…Sì! de’ Corsari il fulmine” from Il corsaro

MICHAEL FABIANO, Tenor

 

VINCENZO BELLINI, “Qui la voce…Vien diletto” from I puritani

PRETTY YENDE, Soprano

 

GIUSEPPE VERDI, “Infelice!..e tuo credevi” from Ernani

ILDAR ABDRAZAKOV, Bass

NEW   YORK CHORAL SOCIETY

 

GIACOMO PUCCINI,  “E lucevan le stelle” from Tosca

JOSEPH CALLEJA, Tenor

 

JULES MASSENET, “Esprits de l’air” from Esclarmonde

ANGELA MEADE, Soprano; JENNIFER JOHNSON CANO, Mezzo-soprano

NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY

 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, “Là ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni

INGEBORG GILLEBO, Mezzo-soprano; ILDAR ABDRAZAKOV, Bass

 

UMBERTO GIORDANO, “Nemico della patria” from Andrea Chenier

ŽELJKO LUČIĆ, Baritone

 

JULES MASSENET, “Pourquoi me réveiller” from Werther

JOSEPH CALLEJA, Tenor

 

JULES MASSENET,  “Toi! Vous!…N’est-ce plus ma main” from Manon

JOYCE EL-KHOURY, Soprano; MICHAEL FABIANO, Tenor

 

GIUSEPPE VERDI

“Pace, pace” from La forza del destino

ANGELA MEADE, Soprano

 

PIETRO MASCAGNI, “Regina Coeli…Inneggiamo” from Cavalleria rusticana

ELENA BOCHEROVA

NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY

 

PABLO SARAZABAL, “No puede ser” from La tabernera del puerto

JOSEPH CALLEJA, Tenor

 

LEONARD BERNSTEIN, “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story

PRETTY YENDE, Soprano

 

LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Balcony Scene from West Side Story

ALEXANDRA SILBER, Soprano; PAUL APPLEBY, Tenor

 

GAETANO DONIZETTI, Finale of Act II from Lucia di Lammermoor

ANGELA MEADE, Soprano

JENNIFER JOHNSON CANO, Mezzo-soprano

MICHAEL FABIANO, Tenor

ANDREW STENSON, Tenor

NICHOLAS PALLESEN, Baritone

ILDAR ABDRAZAKOV, Bass

NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY

 

 

October 9th, 2014 |

WQXR Presents “Seranata Italiana”

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On Tuesday, October 7th, at 7:00PM, Richard Tucker Award Winner Michael Fabiano performed in a special salute to Italian opera and song, in WQXR’s “Seranata Italiana.”

The evening event also featured performances by Richard Tucker Grant winners mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano and bass-baritone Brandon Cedel.

Legendary soprano Renata Scotto made a guest appearance in conversation with WQXR’s Naomi Levin, discussing her collaborations with Richard Tucker and her role as a master teacher imparting the traditions of Italian opera to a new generation of American opera singers.

The event took place at The Greene Space, at 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY (corner of Varick St.), at 7:00PM.

To view footage from this event, click here.

October 2nd, 2014 |

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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.