Richard Tucker - The Opera Recital Album Collection

Release Date: 8/6/2013
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 88765432832
Number of Discs: 10

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$39.99
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Also available: Richard Tucker - The Song & Cantorial Album Collection

Regarded as one of the great voices of the Metropolitan Opera, Richard Tucker made his debut there as Alfredo Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata, in January, 1945, and became a specialist in the Italian and French lyric roles. He appeared with the Metropolitan Opera in 734 performances. The only other tenors to have had longer professional careers were Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. Concurrently with his operatic career, Tucker, an Orthodox Jew, was regarded as one of the finest cantors ever, and his recordings of the cantorial repertoire are regarded as among the finest of their kind. The most successful American tenor ever to sing with the Met, and one of the greatest American tenors ever, Richard Tucker is honored with a portrait at the Met’s Founder’s Hall.

Sony Classical celebrates 100 years of this legendary American tenor with the release of two limited- edition original album releases. The ten-CD set, The Opera Recital Album Collection, features Tucker’s most memorable opera performances, including seven albums available for the first time on CD. The CDs are packaged in mini-sleeves, with their original album artwork and booklets, with new liner notes by the esteemed writer, Jürgen Kesting, who is best known for his three-volume study entitled Die großen Sänger (Great Singers).
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: Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
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: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
10. Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
11. Manon Lescaut: Fra le tue braccia, amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano)
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: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano)
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: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano)
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: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Dorothy Kirsten (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
18. Turandot: Non piangere, Liù by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
19. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
20. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
21. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
22. Manon Lescaut: Guardate, pazzo son by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
23. Manon Lescaut: Ah! Manon mi tradisce by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
24. Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
25. La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Italy
26. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
27. Gianni Schicchi: Firenze è come un albero fiorito by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
28. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
29. Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Italy
30. I lombardi: La mia letizia infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843 ; Italy
31. I due Foscari: Non maledirmi, o prode by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844 ; Italy
32. Simon Boccanegra: Sento avvampar nell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; Italy
33. Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
34. Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Italy
35. Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Written: 1851 ;
36. I vespri siciliani: Giorno di pianto, di fier dolor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855 ; Italy
37. La forza del destino: O, tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862/1869 ; Italy
38. Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Franz Allers
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
39. Otello: Già nella notte densa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Eileen Farrell (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Italy
40. Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Italy
41. Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
42. Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
43. Un ballo in maschera: Di' tu se fedele by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Italy
44. Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Italy
45. Manon: Ah! fuyez, douce image by Jules Massenet
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883-1884 ; France
46. Andrea Chénier: Un dì all' azzuro spazio "Improvviso" by Umberto Giordano
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
47. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
48. Iris: Apri la tua finestra! by Pietro Mascagni
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
49. La juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur by Jacques Halévy
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Wilfrid Pelletier
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Paris, France
50. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847 ; Germany
51. Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
52. Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Written: 1851 ;
53. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
54. Un ballo in maschera: T'eco io sto...Non sai tu by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Daniza Ilitsch (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; Italy
55. La forza del destino: O, tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862/1869 ; Italy
56. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
57. Otello: Già nella notte densa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Daniza Ilitsch (Soprano), Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Italy
58. L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865 ; Germany
59. La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Written: 1876 ;
60. Les pêcheurs de perles: Je crois entendre encore by Georges Bizet
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863 ; France
61. Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso "Addio" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Italy
62. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Italy
63. Don Carlos: Io vengo a domandar grazia alla mia Regina by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
64. Aida: Pur ti riveggo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
65. L'Arlesiana: E la solita storia...Anch'io vorrei "Lamento" by Francesco Cilèa
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897/1937 ; Italy
66. Simon Boccanegra: Vieni a mirar la cerula by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor), Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857 ; Italy
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