Tyler Tucker recently finished a degree in opera coaching at Florida State University, where he was principal pianist for CandideLa TraviataPrince of Players, and Alcina, for which he also served as continuo harpsichordist. He also conducted Menotti’s The Medium and played the U.S. premiere of Michael Williams’s The Prodigal Child with Florida State Opera. Before returning to FSU, Tucker was a staff pianist and coach at the University of Houston for three years. In 2018, he served as rehearsal pianist for Opéra Louisiane’s production of Hansel and Gretel and also as pianist for Spotlight on Opera’s production of The Pirates of Penzance. He returns to Opera Colorado as an Artist in Residence this season, where he will play for the touring productions of Hansel and Gretel and Carmen. Tucker will also serve as the rehearsal pianist for the student matinee of Mozart’s The Barber of Seville. Originally from Big Spring, Texas, he holds degrees in voice performance from both the University of Houston and Florida State University.