Posted at 4:49 PM on April 11, 2008
by Gillian Martin
If one enters a prestigious music competition and doesn't win, one can usually console oneself with the "worthy rival" theory: "I did really well--it's just that someone else did even better."
Not so for those who entered the 2008 Richard Tucker Award competition. The award, established in honor of the late tenor and carrying a cash prize of $30,000, is given to "an American singer poised on the edge of a major national and international career." But this year, the jury didn't feel like it had heard such a singer, I guess--so no award was given.
Not everyone went home empty-handed, though. Six promising singers were awarded either a $10,000 Richard Tucker Career Grant or a $5000 Sara Tucker Study Grant.
Find out more about the Richard Tucker Awards here.
Let Richard Tucker himself break your heart here.