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Brooklyn-born Richard Tucker was the King of the Met during the 1950s and '60s and the leading American tenor of his era. In the year of Tucker's centennial, IRA SIFF celebrates a thrilling artist.

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Tucker in rehearsal for Manon Lescaut at the Old Met, 1966
© Erika Davidson 2013
"Caruso, Caruso, that's all you hear! I have an idea we're going to be proud someday to tell people we heard Richard Tucker." So stated Met general manager Rudolf Bing in 1956. When questioned six yea...

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Current Issue: October 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 4