Lebendige Vergangenheit - Richard Tucker Vol 2

Release Date: 2/28/2006
Catalog Number: 89637
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Even those who profess total ignorance of opera recognize the name Richard Tucker, one of the greatest of Americaís singers. Born Rueben Ticker, he began singing in his synagogueís choir at age six. He began serious training at the ripe old age of 18. He later married Sarah Perelmuth, whose brother was Jan Peerce. Tuckerís 1939 New York Town Hall debut aroused great interest. By 1945 he had made his debut at the Met as Enzo in La Gioconda. From this first performance, Richard Tucker became the leading tenor at the Met and held this position for 30 years. He appeared in over 600 performances, including La Traviata, Faust, La Forza del Destino, Carmen, I Pagliacci, and the list goes on. On stage he always gave more than 100% never sparing himself. Each of his performances was filled with a burning intensity and excitement which was appreciated by all who heard him.
Works on This Recording
1. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832 ; Italy
2. La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
3. Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Italy
4. Faust: Salut, ô mon dernier matin! by Charles Gounod
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; France
5. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
6. Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
7. Manon: Toi! Vous!...N'est ce plus ma main by Jules Massenet
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883-1884 ; France
8. Manon Lescaut: L'ora, o Tirsi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
9. Manon Lescaut: Tu, tu, amore, tu? by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
10. Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
11. Manon Lescaut: Fra le tue braccia, amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
12. La Bohème: Non sono in vena! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
13. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
14. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
15. La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
16. La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
17. La Bohème: Donde lieta uscì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
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