One of opera’s greatest honors is the Richard Tucker Award we welcomed its newest honoree, soprano Tamara Wilson, to The Greene Space at WQXR for a night of conversation and music.
Wilson was joined by recent Tucker Foundation grant recipients soprano Erin Morley, mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey and tenor Andrew Stenson. They performed works by Mozart, featuring arias and duets from some of his most beloved operas, including Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute. Pianist Brian Zeger, artistic director of Juilliard's Marcus Institute, accompanies. WQXR's Nimet Habachy hosted this intimate evening.
For the past 38 years, the Richard Tucker Award has been granted to an American singer poised on the edge of a major national and international career, with a list of winners that reads like a who's who of American opera stars.
The archive of the event is below: