Grant winners Benjamin Bliss (’14 & ’15) & Nathan Gunn (’97) are set to perform in The Metropolitan Opera’s 2019 Summer Recital Series on June 10 & 12. Both open-air concerts are free and open to the public and will also feature soprano Ying Fang and pianist Dan Saunders.
Lisette Oropesa has been named as the winner of the 2019 Richard Tucker Award. The soprano already headlines major productions worldwide, and after her recent house debuts in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Real Madrid and Royal Opera House,
This April, the annual Richard Tucker Music Foundation grants return to the 92Y on April 2 & 3. Singers from around the country perform in front of a panel of opera industry professionals in hopes of being awarded one of the Foundations prestigious grants, the $5,000 Sara Tucker Study Grant and $10,000 Richard Tucker Career Grant.
The Richard Tucker Music Foundation is humbled to be named this year’s New York Choral Society Spring Gala honoree.
The NYCHORAL has served as the opera chorus for the annual Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala for the past 25 consecutive years. Their Spring Gala—taking place on April 10 at the Metropolitan Club in New York—will mark the NYCHORAL’s 60th year of performing choral music to the world.
Tenor Kyle Van Schoonhoven is a recent graduate of San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellowship Program and recipient of a 2018 Sara Tucker Study Grant. While preparing for his upcoming performance of La Bohème in Boston, he tells us about his favorite coffee and what he’s streaming on Netflix.
On Sunday, October 21, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s annual gala concert – one of the most highly anticipated operatic events of the season – will bring a galaxy of opera stars to the stage of Carnegie Hall. And opera-lovers around the world unable to make it in person will still have the opportunity to watch the performance live.
Hear directly from Richard Tucker Award winners, grant winners, and Foundation leaders in this short video. Learn more about the impact of the grants at key stages of young artists’ careers, the importance of engaging with the community, and the value of supporting opera for the future.
Join us to celebrate Richard Tucker Award winner Christian Van Horn on October 21, 2018 at Carnegie Hall. Tickets are now available to purchase on the Carnegie Hall website.
Gala artists include Stephanie Blythe, Javier Camarena, Yusif Eyvazov, Michael Fabiano, Christine Goerke,
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?