2018 Richard Tucker Award Goes To Christian Van Horn

Broadway World | April 9, 2018

“Three 2018 Richard Tucker Career Grants of $10,000 each, awarded to young singers who have already performed with professional companies, go to Andrea Carroll, Samantha Hankey, and Jack Swanson. 2018 Sara Tucker Study Grants of $5,000 apiece go to seven young singers displaying great promise at the start of their professional careers, namely Eric Ferring, Theo Hoffman, David Leigh, Brian Michael Moore, Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez, Zoie Reams, and Kyle van Schoonhoven. The winners of the study and career grants were chosen by the panel after auditions held last week at New York’s 92nd Street Y, thanks to the generous support of the Agnes Varis Trust…As the recipient of a 2017 Sara Tucker Study Grant, tenor Jack Swanson (26) is one of the few young singers to receive the foundation’s Study and Career Grants in consecutive years. On the heels of two milestone debuts – at Los Angeles Opera as Candide and at Glyndebourne as Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia – he now looks forward to engagements as Almaviva at Kansas City Opera, in Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Choral Arts Society of Washington, and as… ” – Opera News Desk