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.

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Listen to Roger Pines's tribute to Richard Tucker

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Richard Tucker's roles at Lyric

Main Photo: Richard Tucker. Photo by David H. Fishman.
Audio photo: Richard Tucker as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, 1962. Photo by Nancy Sorensen.