Nov 30, 2012
Giuseppe Filianoti is featured as part of Live From Lincoln Center’s 2012 Richard Tucker Opera Gala telecast airing on PBS December 13 (check local listings). He will be singing the aria “Quando le sere al placido” from Verdi’s “Luisa Miller” and the Septet from Offenbach’s “Les contes d’Hoffmann.”
A cherished highlight of the New York musical season is the annual Gala event of the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. Established in 1975 by the family of the beloved tenor a few months after his untimely death, the Foundation offers, by way of a Competition, financial support to young opera singers on the brink of important careers. This year’s Gala will be a proud presentation of Live From Lincoln Center on Thursday evening, December 13, and will present a veritable cornucopia of established opera stars along with younger artists for whom stardom seems assured. Among past recipients of the Richard Tucker Award are Renee Fleming, Deborah Voigt, and Joyce DiDonato.