Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Big Name Barihunks to Perform at Richard Tucker Gala

Erwin Schrott
Baritones and barihunks will play a major role at the 37th annual Richard Tucker Music Foundation gala on November 11th at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Barihunks Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Erwin Schrott and Ildar Abdrazakov will all have major roles at the gala. They will be joined by two other outstanding baritones - Gerald Finley and Quinn Kelsey. Other singers this year include mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina, tenor Marcello Giordani, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, tenor Stephen Costello, mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, tenor Giuseppe Filianoti, tenor Marcello Giordani, soprano Ailyn Pérez and soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska.

Conductor Patrick Summers, Artistic and Music Director of Houston Grand Opera, will be joined by members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the New York Choral Society. They will be performing music by Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti, Massenet, Mascagni, Handel, and Wagner.

The gala will be recorded for delayed national broadcast in the United States as part of PBS’s Emmy Award-winning “Live From Lincoln Center” series on Thursday, December 13th. Hosted by five-time Tony Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald, the telecast will feature mini-documentaries in addition to the musical performance.

Tickets are available at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation website or at the Lincoln Center website.

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