Ben Bliss is a recipient of both the Sara Tucker Study Grant (2014), and a Richard Tucker Career Grant (2015), and this summer he is performing the role of Robert Wilson in Dr. Atomic, opening July 14 at Santa Fe Opera.
2018 Sara Tucker Study Grant-winner Gabriella Reyes de Ramierez takes a moment between performances to answer a few of our questions about singing al aire fresco and the importance of bringing opera to the community.
Q: How is singing in a park concert different from singing in an opera house?
Advance tickets go on sale today for the Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s annual gala concert, one of the most highly anticipated operatic events of the season. Coming to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Sunday, October 21 at 6pm, the concert features bass-baritone Christian Van Horn,
This summer, winners of the Richard Tucker Study and Career grants take to the festival stages. Tenor Joshua Guerrero and soprano Rachel Willis-Sorenson are featured at the Glyndebourne Festival, Guerrero as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and Willis-Sorenson as Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier,
We regularly hear from the winners of the Richard Tucker Award, but we also love to share the stories and experiences of our younger artists. Hear from 2018 Sara Tucker Study Grant-winner Zoie Reams, who spends the summer at Wolf Trap and is a big fan of Michael Jackson.
Richard Tucker Career Grants and Sara Tucker Study Grants
In addition to Christian Van Horn’s win, the foundation has conferred study and career grants on ten more young American artists. Three 2018 Richard Tucker Career Grants of $10,000 each, awarded to young singers who have already performed with professional companies,
The Richard Tucker Music Foundation announced today that Christian Van Horn – “one of those treasurable singers in whose presence one can entirely relax, assured that everything he does will be delivered with solid interpretive insight and unfailingly attractive tone” (Opera News) – has been named as the winner of the 2018 Richard Tucker Award.
Experience our first ever “virtual masterclass,” where world-renowned artists answer questions from aspiring singers! Riccardo Frizza, Italian Maestro and conductor of the 2013 Richard Tucker Gala, answers questions submitted by young singers around the world. Check out the full video here, and stay tuned for future videos!
We’re launching a question and answer series for young artists, starting with the celebrated Maestro Riccardo Frizza!
Maestro Frizza has conducted opera productions all over the world, including Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, The Metropolitan Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, and the Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s own 2013 gala.
On February 13, select Sara Tucker Study Grant winners traveled to Beaver Creek, Colorado to perform at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. The morning performance, titled STARS: Rising Stars of the Opera, catered to students and audiences less familiar with opera. The program of opera hits featured soprano Vanessa Vasquez,