Awards and Grants

The Richard Tucker Career Grant

2014 Richard Tucker Career Grants

 

Ryan Speedo Green

Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, 27, is a 2011 winner of the Met’s National Council Auditions and in the third year of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artists Program. He received a Sara Tucker Study Grant in 2011.  His roles at the Met have included the Bonze in Madame Butterfly and the Jailer in Tosca, and he has participated in several concerts conducted by James Levine featuring members of the Lindemann program. He makes his Carnegie Hall recital in Handel’s Messiah and, in 2014-15, will join the Vienna Staatsoper and sing Don Basilio in Barbiere, among other roles.  Next season at the Met, he will be heard as Rambo in the new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.    He was a 2009 a finalist at the Palm Beach Opera Competition and holds degrees from the Hartt School of Music and Florida State University

Anthony Kalil

Tenor Anthony Kalil, 32, is a member of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Program and made his Met debut this season as the Young Man in Die Frau ohne Shatten and also sang the First Armed Man in Die Zauberflöte. A winner of a 2012 Sara Tucker Study Grant, Anthony will be heard as Ruggero in La rondine in St. Louis, Rodolfo in La bohème at Palm Beach Opera and the Duke in Rigoletto at Arizona Opera.  He has received awards from the George London Foundation and the Gerda Lissner Competition and was a Semi-finalist in the Met’s 2011 National Council Auditions.

Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Soprano

Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, 29, is currently a member of the Dresden Staatsoper company and has recently been heard there in a new production of Cosi fan tutte, as Elletra in Idomeneo, Vittelia in Clemenza di Tito, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni,  Mimì in La bohème,  Hanna in The Merry Widow and Diemut in Wagner’s Feuersnot.  A winner of a 2010 Sara Tucker Study Grant, she is a graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and her recent roles have included Donna Anna in Houston and the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro and Gutrune in Götterdömmerung at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.  Highlights of future seasons include leading roles at the Met, Vienna Staatsoper, Deutsche Opera Berlin, San Francisco Opera and Houston.   A Utah native, Ms Willis-Sørensen holds a master’s degree in vocal performance from BrighamYoungUniversity, was a winner of the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and a 2009 winner at the Eleanor McCollum Competition.

 

Richard Tucker Career Grant Winners 1981-2013

2013

Erin Morley, Nadine Sierra

2012

Jamie Barton, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Nicholas Pallesen, Jennifer Rowley

2011

Paul Appleby, Tamara Wilson

2010
Anthony Roth Costanzo, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Russell Thomas

2009
Jordan Bisch, Lisette Oropesa, Amber Wagner

2008
Susanna Phillips, Angela Meade, Timothy Mix

2007
Meredith Arwady, Stephen Costello, Jason Collins

2006
Kate Aldrich, Jordan Bisch, Quinn Kelsey, Dimitri Pittas, Gerald Thompson

2005
Anna Christy, Latonia Moore, Brian Mulligan

2004
Morris Robinson, Garrett Sorenson, Erin Wall

2003
Lawrence Brownlee, Kyle Ketelsen, Erik Nelsen Werner

2002
Patrick Carfizzi, Ian Greenlaw, Oren Gradus

2001
Eric Cutler, Jill Grove, Maria Kanyova, Jennifer Welch-Babidge

2000
Stephanie Novacek, Matthew Polenzani, Valerian Ruminski, Chad Shelton

1999
Nicole Heaston, Scott Hendricks, Norman Shankle, Mel Ulrich

1998
Kristine Jepson, Bejun Mehta, Thomas Studebaker, Gregory Turay

1997
Stephanie Blythe, Christine Goerke, Nathan Gunn, Kelley Nassief

1996
Raymond Aceto, Michelle DeYoung, Phyllis Pancella, Raymond Very

1995
Raymond Aceto, Stephen Morscheck, Earle Patriarco, Robert Perry

1994
Steven Condy, Kim Josephson, Earle Patriarco, Marie Plette

1993
Brian Asawa, Kevin Bell, Elizabeth Jones, Stuart Neill, Mark Oswald

1992
Jason Alexander, Elizabeth Futral, Jan Grissom, Patricia Racette, Mary Ann McCormick

1991
Constance Hauman, Maureen O’Flynn, Paul Groves, David Pittsinger, Robynne Redmon, Richard Zeller

1990
Susan Graham, Alan J. Held, John T. Keyes, Emily Manhart, Ruth Ann Swenson

1989
Harolyn Blackwell, Christine Brewer, Renée Fleming, Stanford Olsen, Ealynn Voss

1988
Richard Cowan, Alan J. Held, James McGuire, Robynne Redmon

1987
Frances Ginsberg, Alessandra Marc, Monte Pederson, Deborah Voigt

1986
Cynthia Haymon, Alessandra Marc, Patricia Schuman, Margaret Jane Wray

1985
Gwenneth Bean, Harolyn Blackwell, Kevin Maynor, Chris Merritt

1984
Richard Leech, Tonio di Paolo, Leslie Richards-Pelligrini, Denise Woods

1983
Kevin Langan, Suzanne Mentzer, Erie Mills, Cornelius Sullivan

1982
Jerry Hadley, Hei-Kyung Hong, Marion Vernette Moore, Pamela Myers

1981
June Anderson, Marion Vernette Moore, Roberta Palmer, James Stith