RICHARD TUCKER SIGNED PHOTO, "Best Wishes, Richard Tucker", 8 x 10, sepia portrait, of American operatic tenor and concert singer. Crease in left and right margin, hard to see crease touching top of his head, crease on lower right, tiny raised area next to his tie, overall a very nice photo.
Richard Tucker (1913-1975) his 1945 Metropolitan Opera debut was one of the most successful in the annals of the Met and heralded his 30-year career as the leading American tenor of the postwar era. In 1949 he was engaged to sing the role of Radames for the NBC complete broadcast of Aida, an event seen and heard on radio and television. This was the first full opera performance ever broadcast on national television. Before and after each Metropolitan Opera season, Tucker appeared on concert stages throughout the U.S. He is the only person whose funeral has been held on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.