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Tucker, Richard 1913-1975

Works: 997 works in 2,314 publications in 8 languages and 23,268 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Drama  Art music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Requiems  Songs and music  Music  Songs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Commentator, Other, Photographer, Actor, Thesis advisor, Conductor, Musician, Translator, ten, Dedicatee, Editor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( )

89 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For an entire generation, Zinka Milanov was the Verdi soprano, and this broadcast of one of her greatest roles shows why. Her enormous, dark, rich voice was even from top to bottom, and she could unfurl it dramatically to soar over orchestra and chorus, or scale it back to a haunting whisper. Richard Tucker plays the man who loves her, and Leonard Warren is her brother, who is so consumed with the desire for vengeance that he wants to kill them both
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

113 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

62 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La traviata" Anna Moffo, soprano Richard Tucker, tenor Robert Merrill, baritone Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus Fernando Previtali, conductor Libretto included
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

55 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

57 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renata Tebaldi, Richard Tucker, and Puccini's La Bohème. That says it all. Two greatly beloved singers in roles they made their own--but seldom got to sing on the Met stage together. For many opera lovers, Tebaldi was the quintessential Mimì. The Italianate warmth and generosity of her voice ideally expressed every facet of Mimì's character: her trusting simplicity as she falls in love, the anguish of parting from her beloved Rodolfo (Tucker at his ardent best), their brief poignant reunion, and finally her tragic death. The supporting cast includes Cesare Siepi as Colline
The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Monteux, a master of French repertoire, conducts in this 1955 performance of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffman. This Metropolitan Opera production features an all-star cast that includes Rise Stevens, Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

49 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This memorable broadcast performance marks the only time in company history that the great Verdians Martina Arroyo, Shirley Verrett, Richard Tucker, and Mario Sereni appeared on the Met stage together. Tucker is Manrico, the troubadour and political rebel in love with Leonora (Arroyo). But she is also being wooed by Count di Luna (Sereni), Manrico’s political enemy. What neither of them realizes—until tragedy strikes—is that Manrico and di Luna are brothers. Verrett sings Azucena, the mysterious Gypsy pulling the strings at the center of the story. Zubin Mehta conducts the powerful score
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

32 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's Rigoletto presents one of opera's greatest scores--a masterful blend of stirring melody and searing drama--but also places great demands upon its three principal singers. For this performance, the Met assembled a trio of New York-born stars in the lead roles. Brooklyn native Robert Merrill imbues his interpretation of the title character with a fiery intensity that is matched by his lyrical warmth. Hailing from the Bronx, Roberta Peters sings Gilda, a role the soprano performed a record 88 times with the company, with characteristically shimmering high notes, crystalline accuracy, and an outpouring of emotion. And, as the licentious Duke of Mantua, hometown favorite Richard Tucker charms with his bright and ardent timbre. Maestro Fausto Cleva conducts an energetic performance that also includes young American mezzo-soprano Mignon Dunn as the flirtatious Maddalena
A tenors Christmas by Plácido Domingo( )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and Latin and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen by Georges Bizet( )

11 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in French and German and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a generation of opera lovers, Rise Stevens was the Carmen. Her husky, insinuating voice was the embodiment of Bizet's gypsy temptress. Taken from a February 16, 1952 broadcast, this two CD set sees the legendary Fritz Reiner conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this unforgettable performance
Eileen Farrell sings Verdi by Giuseppe Verdi( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcoming the Sabbath by Sholom Secunda( )

11 editions published between 1956 and 1997 in Hebrew and English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in Latin and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messa da Requiem per soli, coro e orchestra
All-star tenors salute the world( )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and Italian and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Passover Seder festival by Richard Tucker( )

3 editions published in 1992 in Hebrew and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kol nidre service by Richard Tucker( )

13 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Tucker sings Verdi : with Eileen Farrell by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published in 1996 in Italian and English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amore II( )

3 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte : [opera buffa in two acts] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosi Fan Tutte. Roberta Peters, soprano Eleanor Steber, mezzo-soprano Blanche Thebom, soprano Richard Tucker, tenor Frank Guarrera, baritone Lorenzo Alvary, bass-baritone Fritz Stiedry
Greatest hits( )

3 editions published in 1994 in Italian and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Richard Tucker

Richard Tucker Amerikaans operazanger (1913-1975)

Richard Tucker artiste lyrique

Richard Tucker tenore statunitense

Richard Tucker US-amerikanischer Opernsänger (Tenor)

Ticker, Reuben.

Ticker, Reuben 1913-1975

Tucker, Richard 1914-

Tucker, Richard 1914-1975

Tucker, Ruben

Такер, Ричард

טאקר, ראובן 1913-1975

טאקר, ריצ'ארד

טאקר, ריצ'רד 1913-1975

טקר, ריצ'רד

טקר, ריצ'רד, 1913-1975

ריצ'רד טאקר

ריצ'רד טאקר זמר אמריקאי

ریچارد توکر موسیقی‌دان، خواننده، و خواننده اپرا آمریکایی


Italian (362)

English (59)

French (29)

Hebrew (24)

German (22)

Latin (9)

Chinese (1)

Yiddish (1)