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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
1Ah! no fuggiamo Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.13-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
2Le minaccie i fieri accenti Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 4.04

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alvaro/Carlo
3Nel fiero anelito di nuova guerra Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Radames
4A buon mercato chi vuol comprare Popularity:

Opera: Forza del destino, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.15

Type: quartetVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Trabuco
5Chi veggo Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Maria (Amelia)/Simon/Gabriele/Fiesco
6Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 3.14

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Edgardo/Raimondo
7Ciel tu Rodrigo Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Philip II
8Ah! non v'avvicinate Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Chevalier
9Un tal gioco credetemi Popularity:

Opera: PagliacciComposer: LeoncavalloAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Canio
10Ma se tornando non m'hai Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
11Perche piangete Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: S T Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Leonora/Manrico/Count/Ines
12C'è Mimì Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 4.05

Type: quintetVoice: S T Br B BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Musetta/Rodolfo/Marcello/Colline/Schaunard
13Firenze e come un albero fiorito Popularity:

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinuccio
14Ancora un passo or via Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05-2

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Goro
15Su del Nilo al sacro lido 1 Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Radames/King of Egypt
16Notte perpetua notte Popularity:

Opera: due Foscari, IComposer: VerdiAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Jacopo Loredano
17Povera Butterfly chi sia? Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: Voice: Mz T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Suzuki/Pinkerton/Sharpless
18Che v'agita cosi? Popularity:

Opera: Ballo in maschera, UnComposer: VerdiAct: 1.14-2

Type: trioVoice: cA S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ulrica/Amelia/Riccardo
19Vieni amor mio Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: Voice: T S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Cio-Cio/Goro
20Quale smania vi prende Popularity:

Opera: Madame ButterflyComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04-2

Type: Voice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pinkerton/Sharpless
21Duca Duca? Popularity:

Opera: RigolettoComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-1

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Duke
22Suoni la tromba Popularity:

Opera: Puritani, IComposer: BelliniAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Riccardo/Giorgio
23Io vengo a domandar grazia alla Regina Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
24Presto in fila Marciate! Popularity:

Opera: Manon LescautComposer: PucciniAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Sergeant/Chevalier/Captain
25De miei bollenti spiriti Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alfredo
26Tu tu signor fra queste soglie Popularity:

Opera: Luisa MillerComposer: VerdiAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Miller/Walter/Rodolfo
27Ah! si ben mio Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico
28Chi è là Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mimì/Rodolfo
29Che gelida manina Popularity:

Opera: Bohème, LaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
30Tu sei turbato? Popularity:

Opera: Lucia di LammermoorComposer: DonizettiAct: 1.02

Type: Voice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Enrico/Normanno/Raimondo
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