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Richard Tucker (IV) (1913–1975)

Brooklyn-born tenor Richard Tucker had a unique dual career. As one of the great voices of the Metropolitan Opera, 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. Among his most famous roles with the company were Rodolfo in Puccini's "La Boheme... See full bio »

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 1963 The Voice of Firestone (TV Series)
- Episode #11.37 (1963) ... Faust
 1952 Carmen (TV Movie)
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 1952 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
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- The Cold (1952) ... Guest Opera Vocalist
 1952 Cavalcade of Stars (TV Series)
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- Episode #3.43 (1952) ... Guest Tenor Opera Vocalist
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Refused to make recordings opposite Maria Callas at La Scala in Milan if Herbert von Karajan was to be the conductor. Karajan had been a member of the Nazi Party during World War II and the Holocaust, and Tucker, in protest, refused to work with him. The recordings were made with Tullio Serafin conducting instead. See more »

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