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Tucker, Richard 1913-1975

Works: 1,063 works in 2,079 publications in 10 languages and 18,775 library holdings
Genres: Live sound recordings  Drama  Operas  Requiems  Musical settings  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Masses  Arrangements (Music)  Librettos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Commentator, Other, Photographer, Conductor, Actor, per, Musician, Translator, Dedicatee, Instrumentalist, Vocalist, ten
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Richard Tucker
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

90 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,083 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
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

46 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 836 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

54 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 435 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 )

43 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 408 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
Eileen Farrell sings Verdi by Giuseppe Verdi( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

17 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Met debut of soprano Joan Sutherland was one of the great evenings in the history of the company, and this broadcast, recorded only a few days after that memorable first night, captures the near hysteria that Sutherland's spectacular performance unleashed. Lucia's descent into insanity is superbly conveyed in her sensational account of the famous mad scene. Richard Tucker is an ardent Edgardo and Frank Guarrera plays Enrico, Lucia's scheming brother
Welcoming the Sabbath by Sholom Secunda( )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1997 in Hebrew and English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters whose fiancés have gone off to war (or so they pretend), a clever maid, a cynical old philosopher, and those same two fiancés in disguise--six characters is all it takes for Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, to explore both the fun and the heartbreak that love can lead to in this equally lighthearted and deeply human comedy. James Levine masterfully leads a stellar cast that includes Carol Vaness and Tatiana Troyanos as the sisters, Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson as their fiancés, Betsy Norden as Despina, and Richard Van Allen as Don Alfonso
Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary performance of Verdi's unforgettable Requiem features a dream cast: soprano Leontyne Price, equally acclaimed for her soaring phrasing and the nobility with which she sings the words, is joined by Plácido Domingo, one of the great Verdi tenors of his generation, distinguished mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar, and magnificent bass John Cheek. Under James Levine's inspired conducting, the Met Orchestra and Chorus deliver a thrilling account of this breathtaking score
A Passover Seder festival by Richard Tucker( )

2 editions published in 1992 in Hebrew and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amore II( )

3 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

17 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton conducts the Choir of Trinity College's performance of Herbert Howell's ode to the transience of life
A tenors Christmas by Plácido Domingo( Recording )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and Latin and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great stars of opera( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of performances by the most celebrated opera stars of the late 1950s and early 1960s
Kol nidre service by Richard Tucker( Recording )

13 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.06 for La Traviat ... to 0.99 for Tucker, Ri ...)

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Alternative Names
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

ריצ'רד טאקר

ریچارد توکر موسیقی‌دان، خواننده، و خواننده اپرا آمریکایی