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Richard Tucker

Singer details:

Voice: Tenor
Nationality: American
Year of Birth: 1913
Year of Death: 1975

About Richard Tucker:

Richard Tucker (August 28, 1913 – January 8, 1975) was an American operatic tenor.

Tucker was born Rivn (Rubin) Ticker in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Bessarabian Jewish parents, who immigrated to the US in 1911. His father, Sruel (Sam) Ticker, and mother Fanya-Tsipa (Fanny) Ticker had already adopted the surname "Tucker" by the time their son entered first grade. His musical aptitude was discovered early, and was nurtured under the tutelage of Samuel Weisser at the Tifereth Israel synagogue in lower Manhattan. As a teenager, Tucker's interests alternated between athletics, at which he excelled during his high-school years, and singing for weddings and bar mitzvahs as a cantorial student. Eventually, he progressed from a part-time cantor at Temple Emanuel in Passaic, New Jersey, to full-time cantorships at Temple Adath Israel in the Bronx and, in June 1943, at the large and prestigious Brooklyn Jewish Center. Until then, Tucker's income derived mainly from his weekly commissions as a salesman for the Reliable Silk Company, in Manhattan's garment district.

On February 11, 1936, Tucker married Sara Perelmuth, the youngest child (and only daughter) of Levi and Anna Perelmuth, proprietors of the Grand Mansion, a kosher banquet hall in Manhattan's Lower East Side. At the time of Tucker's wedding to their daughter, the Perelmuths' musically gifted eldest son, Yakob, had progressed from a part-time jazz violinist and lyric tenor vocalist to a national radio star who had already set his sights on an operatic career. Under the management of Sol Hurok, the eldest of the Perelmuth offspring, now renamed Jan Peerce, reached his goal when the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera Company, Edward Johnson, offered him a contract after an impressive audition. When Peerce made his much-acclaimed debut at the Met on November 29, 1941, his sister and her new husband were living with Peerce's parents while Tucker was trying to make a success as the sole proprietor (and only employee) of a silk-lining sales business while also officiating at Temple Adath Israel in the Bronx.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Was soll ich dazu sagen Popularity:

Opera: MarthaComposer: FlotowAct: 2

Type: quartetVoice: B T Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Plunkett/Lyonel/Nancy/Harriet
2Voici les valseurs! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.07

Type: finale/scene/ensembleVoice: T T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Spalanzani/Hoffmann/Olympia/Nicklausse
3Vogliatemi bene Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
4Vive Dieu, mes amis Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.04-2

Type: sceneVoice: T B B-Br T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Nathanaël/Hermann/Lindorf/Hoffmann/Nicklausse
5Viva Parpignol! Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04

Type: quintetVoice: Br S Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marcello/Mimì/Schaunard/Colline/Rodolfo
6Viva la buona compagnia Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: Br Mz B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Preziosilla/Mayor/Trabuco
7Viva il vino spumeggiante Popularity:

Opera: Cavalleria RusticanaComposer: MascagniAct: 1.19-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Turiddu/Lola
8Vittoria Vittoria! Popularity:

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia/Cavaradossi
9Vil seduttor infame figlia Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-2

Type: trioVoice: B T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Marquis/Alvaro/Leonora
10Vieni o diletta appressati Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Amneris/Aida/Radames
11Vieni amor mio Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: Voice: T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio/Goro
12Vieni a mirar la cerula Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maria (Amelia)/Gabriele
13Viene la sera Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.11

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio
14Vi prego signorina Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 2.07-1

Type: trio,choirVoice: B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Geronte/Manon/Dancing Master
15Vesti la giubba Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.17-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
16Vespa rospo maledetto! Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro/Suzuki/Cio-Cio
17Verrano a te sull'aure Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.11-3

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lucia/Edgardo
18Venti scudi hai tu detto Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Rigoletto/Sparafucile/Duke/Maddalena
19Ve ignoto forse ignoto ancora Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Carlo
20Una furtiva lagrima Popularity:

Opera: Elisir d'amore, L'Composer: DonizettiAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nemorino
21Una cuffietta a pizzi Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.05

Type: quintetVoice: S Br B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Schaunard/Colline/Marcello/Rodolfo
22Un tal gioco credetemi Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
23Un grande spettacolo Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
24Un di se ben rammentomi Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 4.03

Type: quartetVoice: S cA T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gilda/Maddalena/Duke/Rigoletto
25Un di all'azzuro spazio Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Andrea
26Un detto un sol Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 4.02-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elisabeth/Carlo
27Un autre est son époux! Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 2.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
28Un aura amorosa Popularity:

Opera: Cosi Fan TutteComposer: MozartAct: 1.33

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ferrando
29Udisti? Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Paolo/Gabriele
30Udiamo i testimoni Popularity:

Opera: Andrea ChenierComposer: GiordanoAct: 3.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B/Br T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Fouquier/Andrea/Maddalena
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