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La Cieca has just learned that the winner of the 2006 Richard Tucker Award is tenor Lawrence Brownlee. Career Grants will go to Kate Aldrich (mezzo-soprano), Jordan Bisch (bass), Quinn Kelsey (baritone), Dimitri Pittas (tenor) and Gerald Thompson (countertenor). Sarah Tucker Study Grant winners include Stephen Costello, Ann McMahon Quintero and Trever Scheunemann.

26 comments

  • Damien says:

    Yeah, it sucks. It’s the bottoms that always have the biggest cocks. What a waste.

  • Baritenor says:

    Get This: Joan and Placido’s Hoffmann was the first Opera cd I ever bought. Even after all these years, it’s still one of my favorites. especially because of Gabriel Bacquier.

  • CALLASORPHAN says:

    What a way to start!

  • paddypig says:

    My first opera LP was LA TRAVIATA with Moffo, Tucker and Merrill.

  • CALLASORPHAN says:

    My intorduction to opera and Maria was her recording with Gobbi of Rigoletto--it changed my life!!

  • Daniel says:

    Not surprised callasorphan -- wonderful stuff! Gobbi was a great artist and a wonderfully warm human being apparently -- in real life the nice guy but onstage no one played bad guys better.