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Richard Tucker (August 28, 1913January 8, 1975) was an American tenor. August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ...


He was born Ruvn Ticker in Brooklyn, New York, and his musical aptitude was discovered early. His first job was as a boy alto at the Lower East Side Manhattan Synagogue. He sang often for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs and eventually became a cantor at the Brooklyn Jewish Center. He participated in the Metropolitan Opera auditions in 1941, but did not win. However, when Met general manager Edward Johnson heard him sing at the synagogue, he offered him a contract on the spot. His debut was as Enzo in La Gioconda in 1945. This led to a long and illustrious career with the Met. He performed over 30 roles on its stage. // Headline text For other uses, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... The word Cantor can mean more than one thing: Cantor is another name for a Hazzan, a member of the Jewish clergy Cantor is the title of a member of a student society who is the main singer at a cantus Famous people named Cantor include: Eddie Cantor, singer & entertainer... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, seen from Lincoln Center Plaza A full house at the old Metropolitan Opera House, seen from the rear of the stage, at the Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Józef Hofmann, November 28, 1937. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... La Gioconda can refer to: A famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, better known as Mona Lisa; An opera by Amilcare Ponchielli. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ...


Even at the height of his fame, he regularly conducted synagogue services on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. This article is about the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. ... Yom Kippur (יום כיפור yom kippūr) is the Jewish holiday of the Day of Atonement. ...


He is considered by many America's greatest tenor.


He married Sarah Perelmuth, the sister of tenor Jan Peerce. She attended every performance. Jan Peerce (June 3, 1904 – December 15, 1984) was an American tenor. ...


Tucker had a propensity for playing pranks on his fellow-singers, often provoking a smile at some inappropriate moment in a performance; once during a performance of La Forza del Destino with Robert Merrill, he'd sneaked a nude photograph into the trunk that Merrill was supposed to open. Cover of first bilingual edition of the libretto of La forza del destino, St. ... Robert Merrill (June 4, 1917 – October 23, 2004) was an American opera baritone. ...


He died of a heart attack while preparing for a concert with Robert Merrill in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is the only person who has ever had his funeral on the stage of the Met. Nickname: The Mall City Official website: www. ...


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