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Tucker, Richard

Tucker, Richard [ Ticker, Reuben] (b Brooklyn, NY, 1913; d Kalamazoo, 1975). Amer. tenor. Sang in synagogues as cantor. Opera début NY 1943 (Alfredo in La traviata). Débuts: NY Met 1945, becoming prin. ten. there in It. and Fr. operas; Eur. (Verona) 1947 (with Callas on her It. début); CG 1958; La Scala 1969. Sang in Toscanini concert-opera perf. (Aida). His brother-in-law was Jan Peerce. Only singer whose funeral service took place on the stage of the Met.

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Tucker, Richard

Richard Tucker, 1913–75, American tenor, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. Tucker began his singing career as a cantor and remained one throughout his 30-year operatic career. In 1945 he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera singing Enzo in Ponchielli's La Gioconda. He soon became one of the Metropolitan's leading lyric tenors in the French and Italian repertoire, notably in such roles as Rudolfo in Puccini's La Bohème and Radames in Verdi's Aïda.

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