Season 39, Episode 1 Richard Tucker at 100: An Opera Celebration
First Aired: January 10, 2014
A celebration of legendary tenor Richard Tucker's centenary, featuring performances by Stephanie Blythe, Stephen Costello, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Christine Goerke, Susan Graham, Greer Grimsley, Angela Meade, Eric Owens, Ailyn Pérez, Matthew Polenzani and Patricia Racette, accompanied by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and New York Choral Society under the baton of conductor Riccardo Frizza. In addition, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard is honored with the Richard Tucker Award.
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- Premiered: January 30, 1976
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: Classical selections, dance, opera, jazz and other music from New York's Lincoln Center. Winner of numerous Emmys and two Peabody Awards, it's one of TV's most durable cultural showcases. In 1976, the year of its debut, it featured the first live telecasts… (more)