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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
331Cher ange! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.04-2

Type: sceneVoice: B-Br S TLanguage: French

Roles: Dapertutto/Giulietta/Hoffmann
332Ne plus chanter! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.04-2

Type: sceneVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Antonia
333Lieto del dolce incarco Popularity:

Opera: Capuleti ed i Montecchi, IComposer: BelliniAct: 1.03-1

Type: sceneVoice: Mz T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Romeo/Tebaldo/Capellio
334No son tuo figlio Popularity:

Opera: Trovatore, IlComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: Voice: T MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Manrico/Azucena
335Ah! gran Dio morir si giovine Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo
336Io vengo a domandar grazia alla Regina Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
337Schlafe wohl und ich mag dich reuen Popularity:

Opera: MarthaComposer: FlotowAct: 2

Type: quartetVoice: B T Mz SLanguage: German

Roles: Plunkett/Lyonel/Nancy/Harriet
338Tu me fuis? Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.06

Type: sceneVoice: T MzLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Nicklausse
339Vive 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
340Ed io che tremava suo aspetto Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-3

Type: trioVoice: Mz Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Rodrigue/Carlo
341Mon enfant! ma fille! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.06

Type: finaleVoice: B S Mz TLanguage: French

Roles: Crespel/Antonia/Nicklausse/Hoffmann
342Là! dors en paix. Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.01-2

Type: sceneVoice: T TLanguage: French

Roles: Spalanzani/Hoffmann
343Si ridesta in ciel aurora Popularity:

Opera: Traviata, LaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07

Type: choirVoice: S T Br B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Violetta/Alfredo/Giorgio/Dottore/Marchese
344Frantz! c'est ici! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.02-2

Type: sceneVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann
345Su del Nilo al sacro lido 1 Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Radames/King of Egypt
346Je vous dis Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.06-2

Type: finale/ensemble/sceneVoice: T B-Br T B MzLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Lindorf/Nathanaël/Hermann/Nicklausse
347Voici 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
348Ve ignoto forse ignoto ancora Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Eboli/Carlo
349Qu'as-tu donc? Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 4.03-2

Type: sceneVoice: T S BLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Antonia/Crespel
350Ah! mon ami! quel accent! Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 2.04-5

Type: sceneVoice: T Mz T SLanguage: French

Roles: Hoffmann/Nicklausse/Spalanzani/Olympia
351Malheureux! Tu ne comprends donc pas Popularity:

Opera: Contes d'Hoffmann, LesComposer: OffenbachAct: 3.05

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Giulietta/Hoffmann
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