Past Events

2019 Richard Tucker Gala

27thOct
New York CityCarnegie Hall
Celebrate one of the most highly anticipated events of the opera season, the 2019 Richard Tucker Gala, on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 6:00pm in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. The annual concert features coloratura soprano Lisette Oropesa, winner of the 2019 Richard Tucker Award, as well as winners of past Richard Tucker Awards and honored guests including sopranos Angel Blue, Ailyn Pérez, and Ermonela Jaho; mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton; tenors Michael Fabiano, Bryan Hymel, and Matthew Polenzani; baritones Lucas Meachem and Artur Ruciński; and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn. The program features iconic arias and ensemble pieces led by Maestro James Gaffigan with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the New York Choral Society. Performers 2019 Richard Tucker Award-Winner Lisette Oropesa Winners of Past Richard Tucker Awards and Honored Guests: Jamie Barton, 2015 Richard Tucker Award Winner Angel Blue Stephen Costello, 2009 Richard Tucker Award Winner Michael Fabiano, 2014 Richard Tucker Award Winner Ermonela Jaho Lucas Meachem Ailyn Pérez, 2012 Richard Tucker Award Winner Artur Ruciński Christian Van Horn, 2018 Richard Tucker Award Winner Maestro James Gaffigan Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra New York Choral Society
Concert tickets are now available through carnegiehall.org, CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or at Carnegie Hall's Box Office at 57th and Seventh. For information about the Gala dinner, please click here or call 212-757-2218. Click here to see the invitation.
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New York Choral Society Spring Gala

10thApr
New YorkMetropolitan Club
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2019 Study and Career Grant Auditions

2ndApr
New York92nd Street Y
April 2: Study Grant Auditions 10 am - 6 pm April 3: Career Grant Auditions 10:30 am - 5 pm free & open to the public www.92y.org
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Rising Stars of the Opera

6thMar
Beaver CreekVilar Performing Arts Center
Gabriella Reyes de Ramirez, Soprano Hannah Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano Joshua Guerrero, Tenor Theo Hoffman, Baritone Lachlan Glen, Pianist
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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 Explore the 2018 Gala program Watch highlights from the gala:
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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 Listen to the WQXR broadcast
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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 Listen to highlights from WQXR
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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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