Ren e Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham, this year s Richard Tucker Award winner Isabel Leonard, and opera s finest come to Lincoln Center to honor the man often called America s Greatest Tenor.
Patina Miller is celebrated for her roles in the Broadway productions of 'Sister Act' and 'Pippin.' But the young star traces the roots of her musical career to a church in South Carolina, where she wasn't always the most eager performer.
Naughton locates the tender side of Randy Newman in this delicate performance.
All operas tell stories. But Renee Fleming says that, for her, even a song can be like a mini-opera. She demonstrates her approach on a piece by Licinio Refice, performed on 'Richard Tucker at 100: An Opera Celebration.'
Ailyn Perez once again lends her lustrous voice, celebrated as 2012's Richard Tucker Award winner in that year's broadcast of the 'Richard Tucker Opera Gala,' to 'Depuis le jour' from Gustave Charpentier's 'Louise.' The opera's exploration of free spirits and free love echo similar motifs in Puccini's 'La boheme.'
Maestro Riccardo Frizza leads members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in a Verdi classic, in this web-exclusive offering from 'Richard Tucker at 100: An Opera Celebration.'
Unlikely but, as it turns out, perfectly fitting additions to the tradition of German lieder, these songs take their text and inspiration from ads on Craigslist. Audra McDonald pokes fun at her own classical training in these 'passionate' performances.
Hailing from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Jason Isbell is creating a sound that expands on his roots and cuts close to the bone. But they also speak of moving forward and of the possibility of redemption. Meet Jason at a rollicking high point of his remarkable career.
It's almost a cliche that 'if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.' But Patina Miller's story shows that the legend of New York is still alive and well.
Eric Owens gave up the oboe to pursue a more secure line of work. But wait, did he say 'Opera singing'? This fascinating artist describes his not-so-typical journey.
James Naughton has played his fair share of scoundrels, lotharios and would-be legends. Tonight, he takes on the work of Randy Newman, who specializes in just those sorts of characters. Naughton serves up all of Newman s sardonic wit, but don t be surprised if this two-time Tony Award winner also gets you rooting for these characters.
She received rave reviews and a Tony Award for her performance in Broadway s revival of Pippin. And soon she ll be featured in the next installment of The Hunger Games. Tonight you ll hear how she got from Pageland, South Carolina, to a starring role on Broadway, told through songs performed in her own inimitable way.
This year's Tucker Award winner Isabel Leonard is featured on 'Richard Tucker at 100: An Opera Celebration.'
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