Richard Tucker Music Foundation

Tucker in costume for Andrea Chénier, with Mario Lanza (right), who was a great fan of Tucker's, after Tucker's 1958 Covent Garden debut. This was their only meeting.

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation, founded in 1975, carries the name of Richard Tucker.

- Richard Tucker Music Foundation
Tucker in costume for Andrea Chénier, with Mario Lanza (right), who was a great fan of Tucker's, after Tucker's 1958 Covent Garden debut. This was their only meeting.

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Deborah Voigt

American dramatic soprano who has sung roles in operas by Wagner and Richard Strauss.

American dramatic soprano who has sung roles in operas by Wagner and Richard Strauss.

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In the same month, she won the coveted Richard Tucker Award from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation.

Patricia Racette, 2012

Patricia Racette

American operatic soprano.

American operatic soprano.

Patricia Racette, 2012

A winner of the Richard Tucker Award in 1998, she has been a regular presence at major opera houses internationally.

Chad Shelton

American operatic tenor.

American operatic tenor.

In 2000 he was awarded a Richard Tucker Career Grant.

DiDonato after a concert at Wigmore Hall in December 2017

Joyce DiDonato

American lyric-coloratura mezzo-soprano.

American lyric-coloratura mezzo-soprano.

DiDonato after a concert at Wigmore Hall in December 2017

2002: Richard Tucker Award

Fleming in 2009

Renée Fleming

American soprano, known for performances in opera, concerts, recordings, theater, film, and at major public occasions.

American soprano, known for performances in opera, concerts, recordings, theater, film, and at major public occasions.

Fleming in 2009
Fleming, April 2008
Renée Fleming in NY in 2008
Fleming with husband Tim Jessell
Fleming performs at We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009.
Renée Fleming speaking at NIH May 2019
President Barack Obama awards Renée Fleming the 2012 National Medal of Arts.

She also was awarded a Richard Tucker Career Grant and won the George London Competition.

Blythe at the Metropolitan Opera House in 2013

Stephanie Blythe

American mezzo-soprano who has had an active international career in operas and concerts since the early 1990s.

American mezzo-soprano who has had an active international career in operas and concerts since the early 1990s.

Blythe at the Metropolitan Opera House in 2013

She received the prestigious Richard Tucker Music Foundation Award in 1999.

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Matthew Polenzani

American lyric tenor.

American lyric tenor.

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Polenzani won the Richard Tucker Award in 2004, as well as the Beverly Sills Award in 2008.

Daniels in concert with the U. S. Army Chorus and Orchestra

David Daniels (countertenor)

American countertenor.

American countertenor.

Daniels in concert with the U. S. Army Chorus and Orchestra
Daniels as Oscar Wilde in Oscar at Opera Philadelphia, 2015

In 1997, he won the Richard Tucker Award.

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John Keyes (tenor)

American operatic tenor who specializes in the dramatic repertoire.

American operatic tenor who specializes in the dramatic repertoire.

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In 1990 he won an international singing competition in San Antonio and was awarded the Richard Tucker Career Grant.

Brian Asawa

Japanese American opera singer who sang as a countertenor.

Japanese American opera singer who sang as a countertenor.

In 1993, Asawa was awarded a career grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation and made his debut at the Santa Fe Opera as Arsamene in Handel's Xerxes.