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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Stephen Costello

Stephen John Costello (born September 29, 1981 in Philadelphia) is an American operatic tenor and a recipient of the 2009 Richard Tucker Award.

Nadine Sierra in 2013

Nadine Sierra

American soprano.

American soprano.

Nadine Sierra in 2013

She is most well known for her interpretation of Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto, and Lucia in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Currently performing in leading roles in the top opera houses around the world, she received the 1st Prize and People's Choice Award 2013 at the Neue Stimmen competition, is the 2017 Richard Tucker Music Foundation Award Winner, and was awarded the Beverly Sills Artists Award in 2018.

Ailyn Pérez

American operatic soprano known for her interpretation of Violetta, Mimì and Thaïs.

American operatic soprano known for her interpretation of Violetta, Mimì and Thaïs.

Ailyn Pérez as Elvira in Ernani at Teatro alla Scala, 2018

She is a 2019 Opera News Awards Honoree, and the winner of the 2012 Richard Tucker Award.

Michael Fabiano (courtesy of Dario Acosta)

Michael Fabiano

American operatic tenor.

American operatic tenor.

Michael Fabiano (courtesy of Dario Acosta)

Fabiano is the 2014 Richard Tucker Award winner and the 2014 Beverly Sills Artist Award winner, making him the first singer to win both awards in the same year.

Paul Groves (tenor)

American operatic tenor.

American operatic tenor.

In 1991 he won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and in 1995 he won the prestigious Richard Tucker Award.

La Scala of Milan

Brandon Jovanovich

American operatic tenor whose repertoire encompasses Wagner, Puccini, Strauss, Britten, and from early Baroque to world premiere operas.

American operatic tenor whose repertoire encompasses Wagner, Puccini, Strauss, Britten, and from early Baroque to world premiere operas.

La Scala of Milan

The 2007 Richard Tucker Award winner keeps a demanding schedule that sees him performing in both concerts and operas through the world.

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

Jamie Barton

American mezzo-soprano.

American mezzo-soprano.

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

She is also the winner of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award.

La Scala of Milan

Tamara Wilson

American operatic soprano who has had an active international opera career since 2007.

American operatic soprano who has had an active international opera career since 2007.

La Scala of Milan

In 2016 she was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera and was awarded the Richard Tucker Award, an award described by Opera News as "one of the most prestigious prizes in opera".