OP2153. DIE FLEDERMAUS (in English), Live Performance, 20 Jan., 1951, w.Ormandy Cond. Marguerite Piazza, Patrice Munsel, Nana Gollner, Risë Stevens (for Blanche Thebom), Richard Tucker, Charles Kullman, John Brownlee, Jack Gilford, etc. (E.U.) 2-Walhall 0332. Specially priced. - 4035122653328
“As the soubrette Adele, Munsel found the metier which she would successfully exploit to her and the company’s benefit. Her comic sense is adroit, never forced but always incisive, and her singing of Adele’s sprightly music is expert….[Tucker’s] gambol as the carefree lover of Rosalinda is pure delight. Can an Alfred dominate the operetta? Tucker manages to do so with this taut, tonally pungent delivery of the music (he sounds every note of the cadenza in his interpolated ‘La donna è mobile’ in the prison scene), and by his crisp delivery….”
- Paul Jackson, SIGN-OFF FOR THE OLD MET, p.15
"...for some thirty years, until his sudden death in 1975, Tucker's vocal security, boundless energy, unceasing enthusiasm, and thorough professionalism ensured a level of popularity that necessitated comparisons to some of his greatest predecessors....Tucker sang thrillingly and delivered the goods, communicating his own joy in singing to all who would listen...."
- Marc Mandel, FANFARE, May/June, 1997