The Richard Tucker Award

The Richard Tucker Award is selected by conferral, rather than audition.  This prestigious award carries not only the name of Richard Tucker and a cash prize of $50,000, but also a stellar list of past recipients.  The operative guideline for the Richard Tucker Award is that it be awarded to an American singer poised on the edge of a major national and international career, and it is hoped that the award acts as a well-timed catalyst to elevate the artist’s career to even greater heights.

Richard Tucker Award Winners 1978-2018

  • 2018 Christian Van Horn
  • 2017 Nadine Sierra
  • 2016 Tamara Wilson
  • 2015 Jamie Barton
  • 2014 Michael Fabiano
  • 2013 Isabel Leonard
  • 2012 Ailyn Pérez
  • 2011 Angela Meade
  • 2010 James Valenti
  • 2009 Stephen Costello
  • 2008 No Award Given
  • 2007 Brandon Jovanovich
  • 2006 Lawrence Brownlee
  • 2005 Eric Cutler
  • 2004 Matthew Polenzani
  • 2003 John Relyea
  • 2002 Joyce DiDonato
  • 2001 Christine Goerke
  • 2000 Gregory Turay
  • 1999 Stephanie Blythe
  • 1998 Patricia Racette
  • 1997 David Daniels
  • 1996 Dwayne Croft
  • 1995 Paul Groves
  • 1994 Jennifer Larmore
  • 1993 Ruth Ann Swenson
  • 1992 Deborah Voigt
  • 1991 No Award Given
  • 1990 Renée Fleming
  • 1989 Margaret Jane Wray
  • 1988 Richard Leech
  • 1987 Harry Dworchak
  • 1986 Dolora Zajick
  • 1985 Aprile Millo
  • 1984 Roger Roloff
  • 1983 Susan Dunn
  • 1982 No Award Given
  • 1981 J. Patrick Raftery
  • 1980 Barry McCauley
  • 1979 Diana Soviero
  • 1978 Rockwell Blake