Live Telecast Of Richard Tucker Gala From New York’s Lincoln Center

Richard Tucker Gala will be telecast live for the first time to university campuses in the United States and Canada.

Coral Gables, FL (October 17, 2007) — On November 4, 2007 at 6 PM, the 2007 Richard Tucker Gala will be telecast live for the first time to university campuses in the United States and Canada from the stage of New York’s Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The University of Miami’s Frost School of Music will host a live simulcast of the gala in the Victor E. Clarke Recital Hall. This one-of-kind presentation is made possible by the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Frost and is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are required. The Clarke Recital Hall located in the L. Austin Weeks Center for Recording and Performance, 5500 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables campus. For more information, please call 305-284-4886 or visit the Frost School of Music’s website at http://www.music.miami.edu.

The Richard Tucker Gala, a highlight of the New York performing arts season for more than thirty years, presents today’s greatest opera stars in an exciting concert of arias and scenes from some of opera’s most popular works including Carmen, Aida, Tosca and Pagliacci.

Performing in the 2007 Richard Tucker Gala concert will be more than a dozen world-renowned stars including sopranos Renée Fleming, Maria Guleghina and Diana Damrau,; mezzo-sopranos Susan Graham and Dolora Zajick; tenors Eric Cutler, Marcello Giordani, and Matthew Polenzani; baritone Simon Keenlyside; and bass-baritone Bryn Terfel,. The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and New York Choral Society conducted by Maestro Asher Fisch will join them for this two hour concert. Also highlighted will be several rising young American singers who have won awards from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, including the 2007 Richard Tucker Award winner, tenor Brandon Jovanovich.

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation maintains the legacy of tenor Richard Tucker, the Brooklyn-born tenor who became one of the greatest stars of the Metropolitan Opera. Through awards to talented young American singers and producing concerts, the Tucker Music Foundation has supported hundred on young artists who have become the stars of today.

This year marks the beginning of the Tucker Foundation’s commitment to broadening our audience through the live simulcast of the concert to universities in the US and Canada. Thanks to the generous support of donors, we will be able to broadcast one of the most exciting musical events outside of the New York area to new audiences. For further information on the Richard Tucker Music Foundation and its programs, please visit richardtucker.org or call 212-757-2218.

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