Black Opera Alliance Calls for Removal of David N. Tucker from Richard Tucker Foundation Position for Racist Comments

The Black Opera Alliance has called for David Tucker to be removed from his position on the Board of the Richard Tucker Foundation after comments he made on a Facebook group. In an open letter, the Alliance wrote the following: Dear Mr. Peter Carwell, Mr. Jeffrey Manocherian, and the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Boards of Directors, Artists, and Advisors: We {…}

Met Opera 2018-19 Preview: Enrico Caruso, Leontyne Price, Renata Tebaldi, Plácido Domingo & The Historical Interpreters Of ‘La Fanciulla del West’

This Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, the Metropolitan Opera will bring back Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del West,” which incidentally had its world premiere with the company back in 1910. In the context of other Puccini works, this one is seldom performed. For context, “La Bohème,” is the company’s most performed work, with 1300-plus performances in the company’s history. “Tosca,” meanwhile has {…}