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Richard Tucker Square

Broadway To Columbus Ave, W. 66 St.

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Located in a small park triangle known formerly as Empire Park North and adjacent to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, this bronze portrait bust by Milton Hebald (1917–2015) depicts opera star Richard Tucker (1913–1975). The bust sits on an inverted, tapered and polished granite pedestal on which are inscribed the titles of 31 operas that Tucker performed.

Tucker was born in Brooklyn in 1913, and he worked as a cantor before making his debut with New York’s Metropolitan Opera in 1945. Tucker enjoyed a thirty-year career with the organization, specializing in Italian operatic works. The monument was a gift of Tucker’s wife, Sarah, and was unveiled in 1979. A similar bust was unveiled in Tel Aviv, Israel that same year.

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Richard Tucker Square Weather

  • Wed
    Scattered Sprinkles
    59°F
  • Thu
    Patchy Fog then Partly Sunny
    63°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Rain and Areas Fog
    56°F
  • Sat
    Chance Light Rain then Rain Likely
    63°F

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