Live From Lincoln Center: Richard Tucker Opera Gala
Friday, December 14 at 9:00 p.m.
A dazzling array of opera’s most exciting stars will take the stage when "Live From Lincoln Center" returns with the telecast of the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's 37th annual gala.
Singer/actress Audra McDonald will host the telecast.
This year’s Tucker Award recipient, soprano Ailyn Pérez (pictured), was born in Chicago to first-generation Mexican immigrants and is the first Hispanic singer to receive the prestigious award in its 34-year history.
The broadcast will include a feature on Pérez, as well as backstage interviews with the artists. Pérez will join baritones Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Gerald Finley, mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina, tenors Giuseppe Filianoti (pictured), Stephen Costello and Marcello Giordani, bass Ildar Abdrazakov, bass-baritone Erwin Schrott and others onstage in a program of favorite arias and ensembles, supported by members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the New York Choral Society.