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Grant Winners to Perform in Met Opera Summer Series

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.

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Lisette Oropesa wins the 2019 Richard Tucker Award

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,

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Study & Career Grant Auditions – April 2 & 3, 2019

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.

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Tucker Foundation to Be Honored This April

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.

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Spotlight on Study Grant Winner Kyle Van Schoonhoven

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.

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Live broadcast of the 2018 Tucker Gala on

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.

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Gabriella Reyes de Ramirez on the Met Opera’s Summer Recital Series

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?

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