Richard Tucker

Legends of Lyric Tenor

Richard Tucker
Legends of Lyric

Bio

Richard Tucker

The American tenor Richard Tucker (1913 – 1975), a huge favorite of this country’s operagoers for three decades, sang nine operas in nine seasons at Lyric. A remarkably authentic performer of Italian repertoire (as he proved here and in his longstanding association with the Met), he also excelled in French roles. He was remarkable not only for his ringing voice, but also for his musicianship and the overwhelming sincerity of his singing.

Listen to Roger Pines's tribute to Richard Tucker:




Richard Tucker's Roles at Lyric



1956



Don Alvaro 

La forza del destino
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 8, 12

Singer 
Gala Concert
Concert
Nov. 10


1957



Enzo Grimaldo 
La Gioconda
Amilcare Ponchielli
Nov. 1


1959


Gabriele Adorno
Simon Boccanegra
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 23, 26, 29

Enzo Grimaldo
La Gioconda
Amilcare Ponchielli
Nov. 18, 20, 28


1960



Don Carlo 
Don Carlo
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 14, 21, 24

Rodolfo 
La bohème
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 2, 5, 7

Gabriele Adorno 
Simon Boccanegra
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 30; Dec. 3


1961



Edgardo di Ravenswood 
Lucia di Lammermoor
Gaetano Donizetti
Oct. 14, 16


1962



Rodolfo 
La bohème
Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 17, 19, 22, 27

Duke of Mantua 
Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 17, 21, 23, 26


1963



Riccardo 
Un ballo in maschera
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 5, 9, 14


1964



Don Carlo 
Don Carlo
Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 28, 30; Nov. 2, 7

Mario Cavaradossi 
Tosca
Giacomo Puccini
Nov. 27, 30; Dec. 2, 5


1970



Edgardo di Ravenswood 
Lucia di Lammermoor
Gaetano Donizetti
Oct. 16, 19, 24, 28, 31; Nov. 4

Richard Tucker as the Duke of Mantua in RIGOLETTO.Lyric, 1962.photo by Nancy Sorensen
Richard Tucker as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto. Lyric, 1962. Photo by Nancy Sorensen.

 

 

 


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Ettore Bastianini with Richard Tucker in RIGOLETTO

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Giulietta Simionato

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Eleanor Steber

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Dame Joan Sutherland

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Richard Tucker

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