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.

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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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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.

Richard Tucker

American operatic tenor and cantor.

American operatic tenor and cantor.

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.
As the Duke in Rigoletto, 1971.
Richard Tucker monument in Lincoln Square, Manhattan

Shortly after his death, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation was established by his widow, sons, colleagues, and friends, "to perpetuate the memory of America's greatest tenor through projects in aid of gifted young singers".

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Ruth Ann Swenson

American soprano who is renowned for her coloratura roles.

American soprano who is renowned for her coloratura roles.

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In 1993, she won the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Award.

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Rockwell Blake

American operatic tenor, particularly known for his roles in Rossini operas.

American operatic tenor, particularly known for his roles in Rossini operas.

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He was the first winner of the Richard Tucker Award.

Tenor vocal range (C3–C5) notated on the treble staff (left) and on piano keyboard in green with dot marking middle C (C4). Note that the numeral eight below the treble clef indicates that the pitches sound an octave lower than written: see Clef. This is the standard clef for tenor parts in scores.

Eric Cutler

American tenor notable for his performances of bel canto repertoire and Mozart operas in particular.

American tenor notable for his performances of bel canto repertoire and Mozart operas in particular.

Tenor vocal range (C3–C5) notated on the treble staff (left) and on piano keyboard in green with dot marking middle C (C4). Note that the numeral eight below the treble clef indicates that the pitches sound an octave lower than written: see Clef. This is the standard clef for tenor parts in scores.

He won the Richard Tucker Award in 2005.

Soprano Harolyn Blackwell performs in the East Room of the White House during a dinner in honor of the Dance Theatre of Harlem on February 6, 2006. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush are in attendance.

Harolyn Blackwell

American lyric coloratura soprano who has performed in many of the world's finest opera houses, concert halls, and theaters in operas, oratorios, recitals, and Broadway musicals.

American lyric coloratura soprano who has performed in many of the world's finest opera houses, concert halls, and theaters in operas, oratorios, recitals, and Broadway musicals.

Soprano Harolyn Blackwell performs in the East Room of the White House during a dinner in honor of the Dance Theatre of Harlem on February 6, 2006. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush are in attendance.

Early on in her career she won Baltimore Opera's Puccini Foundation Award, was a winner of the WGN-Illinois Opera Guild "Audition of the Air", was awarded two Career Grants from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, and the Alumna of the Year Award from Catholic University.

Larmore in 2013

Jennifer Larmore

American mezzo-soprano opera singer, particularly noted for her performances in coloratura and bel canto roles which she has performed in the world's major opera houses.

American mezzo-soprano opera singer, particularly noted for her performances in coloratura and bel canto roles which she has performed in the world's major opera houses.

Larmore in 2013
Jennifer Larmore at the End of Year Concert at the Auditorium Maurice-Ravel, Lyon, France, in 2013

Larmore has won the 1994 Richard Tucker Award, a 1992 Gramophone award for Giulio Cesare on Harmonia Mundi in which she sang the title role, and the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording for Hansel and Gretel.

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Michael Maniaci

American opera singer.

American opera singer.

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He is a winner of the 2002 Sara Tucker Study Grant and the 2002 Shoshana Foundation Career Grant.

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Aprile Millo

American operatic soprano of Italian and Irish ancestry who is particularly admired for her interpretations of the works of Giuseppe Verdi.

American operatic soprano of Italian and Irish ancestry who is particularly admired for her interpretations of the works of Giuseppe Verdi.

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Shortly thereafter Millo won two major awards for classical singers: the coveted Richard Tucker Award (1985) and the Maria Callas Foundation Award (1986).

Mezzo-soprano vocal range (A3–A5) notated on the treble staff (left) and on piano keyboard in green with dot marking middle C (C4).

Isabel Leonard

American mezzo-soprano opera singer based in New York City.

American mezzo-soprano opera singer based in New York City.

Mezzo-soprano vocal range (A3–A5) notated on the treble staff (left) and on piano keyboard in green with dot marking middle C (C4).

In 2013, she received the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Award.

John Relyea

John Relyea (born 1972 in Toronto) is a Canadian bass-baritone opera singer and winner of the 2003 Richard Tucker Award.