Celebrating the Artistry of Richard Tucker at The Met Opera Guild-May 14, 2019

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Wonderful to come full circle with my father's musical legacy at the Met Opera Guild. I recently presented with my co-host, Jim Drake, a tribute to Richard Tucker's life and artistry to a sold out audience in a venue that was his "second home." Special thanks to the Met Opera Guild for sponsoring this event. Also appreciation to Gale Martin for her complimentary review on Operatoonity.com.

I want to tell you that what you did for your father, Richard Tucker, was in its own way an opera
dedicated to him.

The selections were well chosen and illustrated why Richard Tucker was a singing force of nature.
The selection from Forza del Destino with the great Robert Merrill was a seminar on operatic excitement
at its highest. From this member of the audience, a personal “thank you” for including it.
— John Pennino, Director of Met Opera Archives