|Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 - 12:00 AM
"The Richard Tucker Opera Gala"
The Richard Tucker Music Foundation features its 2012 award winner, soprano Ailyn Perez, joined by baritones Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Gerald Finley, mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina, tenors Stephen Costello and Marcello Giordani, bass Ildar Abdrazakov, bass-baritone Erwin Schrott and others onstage in a program of favorite arias and ensembles, including selections by Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti, Massenet, Mascagni, Handel and Wagner. Maestro Patrick Summers, artistic and music director of Houston Grand Opera, leads the lineup of luminaries, supported by members of the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Choral Society. The broadcast will include a feature on Perez, as well as backstage interviews with the artists. D