Richard Tucker: The Opera Recital Album Collection

 
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Richard Tucker: The Opera Recital Album Collection
Richard Tucker (tenor) with Daniza Ilitsch (soprano), Dorothy Kirsten (soprano), Eileen Farrell (soprano) and Kurt Baum (tenor)

[ Sony Classical Original Jacket Collection  / 10 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Saturday 2 December 2017

Sony Classical celebrates 100 years Richard Tucker with the release of this limited edition original album release.

In the course of his career, which began on 25 January 1945 with Enzo in Ponchielli's La Gioconda and ended on 3 December 1974 with Canio in Pagliacci, American Tenor Richard Tucker appeared in 344 performances at the old Met, 160 in the new house and 230 on tour. The only other tenors to have had longer careers were his predecessor Giovanni Martinelli and, later, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. In an affectionate foreword that he contributed to James Drake's biography of the greatest American tenor, Pavarotti asked: "What made Richard Tucker such a phenomenon? First and foremost were his voice and technique. His voice was not only beautiful - shimmering, silvery, and very powerful - but also incredibly enduring. For thirty years his voice remained youthful and vibrant, and his technique as close to perfect as one can get." The consistency with which he sang over a period of more than three decades is little short of miraculous, a point underscored by the recordings assembled here, which date from 1947 to 1967.

Tracks:

Verdi: Aida, Act III: "Pur ti riveggo, mia dolce Aida"
Verdi: Aida, Act IV: "O terra addio"
Verdi: Il Trovatore, Act IV: "Miserere"
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera, Act II: "Teco io sto - Non sai tu"
Verdi: Otello, Act I: "Già nella notte densa"
Verdi: Aida, Act I: "Celeste Aida"
Verdi: La Forza del Destino: "La vita è inferno! - Oh, tu che in seno agi' angeli"
Verdi: Rigoletto: "Ella mi fu rapita! - Parmi veder le lagrime"
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci: "Recitar! Mentre preso - Vesti la giubba"
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: "Mamma, mamma! Quel vino è generoso"
Verdi: Rigoletto: "La donna è mobile"
Verdi: Rigoletto: "Questa o quella"
Flotow: Martha: "M'appari tutt'amor"
Halévy: La Juive: "Rachel, quand du seigneur"
Bizet: Le Pecheur de perles: "A cette voix quel trouble - je crois entendre encore"
Puccini: Tosca, Act I: Perchè chiuso? - Mia gelosa
Verdi: La traviata, Act II:"Dei miei bollenti spirit"
Giordano, U: Andrea Chénier, Act IV:"Come un bel dì Maggio"
Meyerbeer: L'Africaine: "O Paradiso"
Gounod: Faust:" Salut! Demeure"
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, Act II: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Puccini: La bohème, Act I:"Che gelida manina"
Bizet: Carmen, Act II:"La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"
Ponchielli: Cielo e mar! (from La Gioconda)
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera, Act III: "Ma se m'è forza perderti"
Puccini: La bohème, Act I:"Non sono in vena" (with Dorothy Kirsten)
Puccini: La bohème, Act I: "Che gelida manina"
Puccini: La bohème, Act I:"O soave fanciulla" (with Dorothy Kirsten)
Puccini: La bohème, Act II: "Quando men vo" (with Dorothy Kirsten)
Puccini: La bohème, Act III:"Donde lieta uscil" (with Dorothy Kirsten)
Puccini: Manon Lescaut, Act II:"L'ora, o Tirsi" (with Dorothy Kirsten)
Puccini: Manon Lescaut, Act II:"Dunque questra lettiga? - Tu, tu, amore? Tu?" (with Dorothy Kirsten)
Puccini: Manon Lescaut, Act IV:"Sola, perduta, abbandonata" (with Dorothy Kirsten)
Puccini: Manon Lescaut, Act IV:"Fra le tue braccia" (with Dorothy Kirsten)
Massenet: Manon, Act III: "Thou, You" (with Dorothy Kirsten)
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera, Act I: "Di tu se fedele"
Puccini: Manon Lescaut, Act I: "Donna non vidi mai"
Verdi: Requiem: "Ingemisco tamquam reus"
Giordano, U: Andrea Chénier, Act I:"Un di all'azzuro spazio"
Mascagni: Iris, Act I:"Apri la tua finestra"
Massenet: Manon, Act III:"Ah, fuyez douce image"
Verdi: Luisa Miller, Act II: "Quando le sere al placido"
Verdi: Il trovatore, Act III: "Ah! Si ben mio - di quella pira!"
Puccini: Tosca, Act I:"Recondita armonia"
Puccini: E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi:"Firenze è come un albero fiorito"
Puccini: Turandot:"Non piangere liu"
Puccini: Nessun dorma (from Turandot)

and many many more