Stephen Costello Joins Cast of Richard Tucker Gala 2019

By David Salazar
(Photo by Merri Cyr)

The Richard Tucker Foundation has announced that tenor Stephen Costello will join this year’s gala on Oct. 27, 2019 at Carnegie Hall.

Costello was the 2009 Richard Tucker Award recipient and also received a Career Grant in 2007 and the Sarah Tucker Study Grant in 2006. He will join a cast that includes 2019 honoree Lisette Oropesa, Ermonela Jaho, Angel Blue, Jamie Barton, Michael Fabiano, Ailyn Pérez, Bryan Hymel, Lucas Meachem, Christian Van Horn, and Artur Rucinski.

Of this group, six artists, including Oropesa, Costello, Pérez, Van Horn, Barton, and Fabiano, have all won the Richard Tucker Award at some point in their respective careers.

Costello is currently performing at the Arena di Verona in a production of “La Traviata.” Next up, he heads to Dresden for “La Bohème” before performing in “Rusalka” in Strasbourg, France; his last performance of the Dvorak Opera will be one day before the Richard Tucker Gala.

He is set for more “Rusalka,” “Manon,” and “Maria Stuarda” during the 2019-20 season.