Louise Tucker

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Louise Tucker (born 1956) is an English mezzo-soprano opera singer from Bristol, England.[1] She achieved success in the early 1980s by recording two albums with record producers Charlie Skarbek and Tim Smit. The albums are notable for combining Tucker's classically-trained operatic voice with synthpop music.

Career[edit]

Tucker studied at the Guildhall School Of Music And Drama in London. It was here that she trained as an opera singer. Tucker's first album with Skarbek and Smit was Midnight Blue (A Project With Louise Tucker). The title track, "Midnight Blue", was released as a single in the UK, US, France, and several other countries, and it reached number 59 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1983,[2] and number 46 on the US Hot 100 in August 1983. The album reached number 127 in the US Billboard 200 chart.[3] The song "Only for You" was also released as a single in some countries.

A follow-up album, After the Storm, was released in 1983. The title track, "Dancing by Moonlight" and "No Tears To Cry", were all released as singles in the UK. After the release of her second album, Tucker focused on a career as an opera singer.

She has performed with several opera companies, including Dublin Grand Opera and Kent Opera. She also works as a teacher for young singers.[1]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected details and chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[4]
US
Midnight Blue
  • Released: 1982
  • Format: LP
  • Label: Ariola
72 127
After the Storm
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: EMI (EMA-319)

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[2]
AUS
[4]
US
[4]
"Midnight Blue" 1982 59 27 46 Midnight Blue
"Dancing by Moonlight" 1983 After the Storm
"Only for You" 1984 80

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Louisetucker.co.uk". Archived from the original on 22 April 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 568. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ Allmusic - Charts & Awards
  4. ^ a b c Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 314. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.

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