Past Events

2018 Richard Tucker Gala

21stOct
New York, NYCarnegie Hall

The 2018 Gala features Richard Tucker Award-winner Christian Van Horn, bass-baritone along with winners of past Richard Tucker Awards and honored guests:

Christine Goerke, soprano (2001 Richard Tucker Award-winner)
Angela Meade, soprano (2011 Richard Tucker Award-winner)
Anna Netrebko, soprano
Nadine Sierra, soprano (2017 Richard Tucker Award-winner)
Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano (1999 Richard Tucker Award-winner)
Javier Camarena, tenor
Yusif Eyvazov, tenor
Michael Fabiano, tenor (2014 Richard Tucker Award-winner)
Quinn Kelsey, baritone

Maestro Marco Armiliato
Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
New York Choral Society

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2017 Richard Tucker Gala

10thDec
New York, NYCarnegie Hall

Nadine Sierra, Soprano: 2017 Richard Tucker Award Winner

Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo-Soprano
Tara Erraught, Mezzo-Soprano
Anthony Clark Evans, Baritone
Vittorio Grigolo, Tenor
Pene Pati, Tenor
Ailyn Pérez, Soprano
Anthony Roth Costanzo, Countertenor
Ekaterina Semenchuk, Mezzo-Soprano
Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Soprano
Tamara Wilson, Soprano

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Richard Tucker Day – Park Renaming Ceremony

28thAug
New York, NYRichard Tucker Park

On August 28, the 104th anniversary of the great American tenor’s birth, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation will designate the cherished gathering place across from the Lincoln Center complex as Richard Tucker Park.

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2016 Richard Tucker Gala

30thOct
New York, NYCarnegie Hall

Tamara Wilson, Soprano: 2016 Richard Tucker Award Winner

Jamie Barton, Mezzo-Soprano
Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor
Javier Camarena, Tenor
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano
Renée Fleming, Soprano
Joshua Guererro, Tenor
Anna Netrebko, Soprano
Kristine Opolais, Soprano
Nadine Sierra, Soprano

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2015 Richard Tucker Gala

1stNov
New York, NYDavid Geffen Hall

Jamie Barton, Mezzo Soprano: 2015 Richard Tucker Award Winner

Piotr Beczala, Tenor
Andrea Bocelli, Tenor
Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor
Stephen Costello, Tenor
Renée Fleming, Soprano
Angela Gheorghiu, Soprano
Christine Goerke, Soprano
Isabel Leonard, Mezzo-Soprano
Nadine Sierra, Soprano

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2014 Richard Tucker Gala

12thOct
New York, NYDavid Geffen Hall

Michael Fabiano, Tenor: 2014 Richard Tucker Award Winner

Ildar Abdrazakov, Bass
Paul Appleby, Tenor
Elena Bocharova, Mezzo-Soprano
Joseph Calleja, Tenor
Joyce El-Khoury, Soprano
Ingeborg Gillebo, Mezzo-Soprano
Željko Lučić, Baritone
Angela Meade, Soprano
Alexandra Silber, Soprano
Pretty Yende, Soprano

Maestro Emmanuel Villaume
New York Choral Society

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2013 Richard Tucker Gala

17thNov
New York, NYAvery Fisher Hall

Isabel Leonard, Mezzo-Soprano: 2013 Richard Tucker Award Winner

Stephanie Blythe, mezzo soprano
Stephen Costello, tenor
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo soprano
Renée Fleming, soprano
Christine Goerke, soprano
Susan Graham, mezzo soprano
Greer Grimsley, bass baritone
Angela Meade, soprano
Eric Owens, bass baritone
Ailyn Pérez, soprano
Matthew Polenzani, tenor
Patricia Racette, soprano
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the New York Choral Society led by Riccardo Frizza

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2012 Richard Tucker Gala

12thNov
New York, NYAvery Fisher Hall

Ailyn Pérez, Soprano: 2012 Richard Tucker Award Winner

Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano
Olga Borodina, soprano
Stephen Costello, tenor
Tara Erraught, soprano
Giuseppe Filianoti, tenor
Gerald Finley, baritone
Marcello Giordani, tenor
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone
Quinn Kelsey, baritone
Liudmyla Monastyrska, soprano
Erwin Schrott, bass baritone
Brandon Cedel, bass baritone
Ryan Speedo Green, bass baritone
Andrew Stenson, tenor

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2011 Richard Tucker Gala

6thNov
New York, NYAvery Fisher Hall

Angela Meade, Soprano: 2011 Richard Tucker Award Winner

Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Bryn Terfel, bass
Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano
Dolora Zajick, mezzo-soprano
Yonghoon Lee, tenor
Maria Guleghina, soprano
Anita Rachvelishvili, mezzo-soprano
Frank Porretta, tenor
Zeljko Lucic, baritone

New York Chorale Society
John Daly Goodwin, music director
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Emmanuel Villaume, conductor

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2009 Richard Tucker Gala

22ndNov
New York, NYAvery Fisher Hall

Stephen Costello, Tenor: Richard Tucker Award Winner

Anna Netrebko, soprano
Elina Garanča, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Polenzani, tenor
Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Maria Guleghina, soprano
Hei-Kyung Hong, soprano
Zeljko Lucic, baritone
James Morris, bass-baritone
Samuel Ramey, bass
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Fabio Luisi

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2008 Richard Tucker Gala

26thOct
New York, NYAvery Fisher Hall

No award given

Marcello Giordani, tenor
Bryn Terfel, bass
Zeljko Lucic, baritone
Sondra Radvanovsky, soprano
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Piotr Beczala, tenor
Lisette Oropesa, soprano
Renée Tatum, mezzo-soprano
Dimitri Pittas, tenor
Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano
Kelli O’Hara, soprano
Paulo Szot, baritone
The New York Choral Society
Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra conducted by Corrado Rovaris

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