Texas native Richard Carlucci is quickly gaining acclaim as one of opera's leading interpreters of the romantic tenor repertoire. He was hailed by Opernwelt as a “Brilliantly Bright Tenor” in Theater Erfurt's Production of Puccini's La Boheme, Opernnetz wrote “Richard Carlucci is the ideal Riccardo” in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, and Opernwelt declared in Boito Mefistofele “Richard Carlucci is with his metallic, appealing, and absolutely confidant high voice a good choice for the role of Faust.”
Mr. Carlucci, a former two time apprentice artist with the Santa Fe Opera, began his vocal studies under the tutelage of Metropolitan Opera Baritone Brian Schexnayder. He has worked with such stage directors as Jonathan Miller, Peter Sellars, and Theater Erfurt Intendant Guy Montavon. He also sung under the baton of noted conductors including Alan Gilbert and the late John Crosby.
Mr. Carlucci has enjoyed great success in recent seasons including the opportunity to be brought in last minute as a cover for the ailing Fabio Armiliato in Monte Carlo's production of Mefistofele. Mr. Carlucci subsequently was called the day of the premiere of Theater Mainz's premiere of Un Ballo in Maschera and sang to great acclaim. Mr. Carlucci enjoyed great success in his debut with Theater Bielefeld in their production of Tales of Hoffmann with Opernwelt saying: Mr. Carlucci sang with an indestructible high range that was always beautiful...", and opernnetz said of Mr. Carlucci "The great Richard Carlucci or is he ETA Hoffmann himself? Every movement and gesture was authentic. and perfect... So must a Title Party be casted!"
This season has found Mr. Carlucci singing the role of Carlos in Don Carlos, as well as reprising his role of Don Jose in Carmen in Theater Erfurt. Mr. Carlucci recently sang with the Amsterdam Oper Koor in their production of I Lombardi to great acclaim, and returns to Theater Erfurt for his debut in the role of Lenski in their production of Eugene Onegin.