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Richard Tucker

Tucker, Richard (1914–75), U.S. opera singer. In 1945 Tucker, a lyric tenor, made his debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera as the lead in Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda, and went on to sing in the leading opera houses of North America and Europe. Equally versatile in French and Italian, he was a star at the Metropolitan until his death.

See also: Opera.

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