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Opera at Eight

Nightly at 8pm on VivaLaVoce

Opera at EightIn addition to the opera excerpts presented throughout the day, VivaLaVoce features a complete opera at 8 pm each day: Opera at 8. These opera performances are taken from the extensive Classical WETA library, ranging from classic recordings to the most recent releases.

 

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July 31, 2014

I Masnadieri

Giuseppe Verdi

Samuel Ramey [Massimiliano] | Franco Bonisolli [Carlo] | Matteo Manuguerra [Francesco] | Joan Sutherland [Amalia] | Arthur Davies [Arminio] | Simone Alaimo [Moser] | John Harris [Rolla] | Chorus of Welsh National Opera [Chorus of erring youths, later bandits; women, children, servants] | Orchestra of Welsh National Opera | Richard Bonynge (conductor)

August 1, 2014

Oberon

Carl Maria von Weber

Gary Lakes [Oberon] | Ben Heppner [Hüon von Bordeaux] | Deborah Voigt [Rezia] | Delores Ziegler [Fatime] | Dwayne Croft [Scherasmin] | Victoria Livengood [Puck] | Machiko Obata [Meermädchen] | Ludwig Boettger [Narrator] | Cologne Opera Chorus | Cologne Philharmonic | James Conlon (conductor)

August 2, 2014

Œdipe à Colone

Antonio Sacchini

François Loup [Œdipe] | Nathalie Paulin [Antigone] | Robert Getchell [Polynice] | Tony Boutté [Thésée] | Kirsten Blaise [Eriphile] | Kara Morgan [Une Athénienne] | Jonathan Kimple [Grand Prêtre] | Jason Kaminski [Un Hérault] | Philip Cave [Un Coryphée] | Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus | Ryan Brown (conductor)

August 3, 2014

Ercole sul Termodonte (Hercules on the Thermodon)

Antonio Vivaldi

Vivica Genaux [Antiope] | Joyce DiDonato [Ippolita] | Patrizia Ciofi [Orizia] | Diana Damrau [Martesia] | Rolando Villazón [Ercole] | Romina Basso [Teseo] | Philippe Jaroussky [Alceste] | Topi Lehtipuu [Telamone] | Coro da Camera "Santa Cecilia" di Borgo San Lorenzo | Europa Galante | Fabio Biondi (conductor)

August 4, 2014

Il Pirata

Vincenzo Bellini

Maria Callas [Imogene] | Constantino Ego [Ernesto] | Pier Miranda Ferraro [Gualtiero] | Glade Peterson [Itulbo] | Chester Watson [Goffredo (Solitario)] | Regina Sarfaty [Adele] | Chorus and Orchestra of the American Opera Society | Nicola Rescigno (conductor)

August 5, 2014

Médée

Marc Antoine Charpentier

Jill Feldman [Médée] | Jacques Bona [Créon] | Agnes Mellon [Créuse] | Gilles Ragon [Jason] | Philippe Cantor [Oronte] | Sophie Boulin [Nérine] | Les Arts Florissants Chœurs et Orchestre | William Christie (conductor)

August 6, 2014

Anna Bolena

Gaetano Donizetti

Joan Sutherland (soprano) [Anna Bolena] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Enrico VIII] | Jerry Hadley (tenor) [Lord Riccardo Percy] | Susanne Mentzer [Giovanna Seymour] | Bernadette Manca di Nissa [Smeton] | Giorgio Surian [Lord Rochefort] | Ernesto Gavazzi [Sir Hervey] | Chorus of the Welsh National Opera [Cortigiani, dame, paggi, scudieri, cacciatori, sceriffi, guardie] | Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera | Richard Bonynge (conductor)

August 7, 2014

Falstaff

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Taddei [Sir John Falstaff] | Rolando Panerai [Ford] | Francisco Araiza [Fenton] | Piero de Palma [Dr. Cajus] | Heinz Zednik [Bardolfo] | Federico Davia [Pistola] | Raina Kabaivanska [Mrs. Alice Ford] | Janet Perry [Nannetta] | Trudeliese Schmidt [Mrs. Meg Page] | Christa Ludwig [Mrs. Quickly] | Vienna State Opera Chorus | Vienna Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

August 8, 2014

Andrea Chénier

Umberto Giordano

José Carreras (tenor) [Andrea Chénier] | Eva Marton [Maddalena di Coigny] | Giorgio Zancanaro [Carlo Gerard] | Tamara Takács [La Contessa di Coigny] | Tullio Pane [L'Incredibile] | Franco Federici [Jean-Antoine Roucher] | Gábor Vághelyi [Pietro Fleville] | Klára Takács [Bersi] | Istvan Rozsos [L'Abate] | József Gregor [Mathieu] | Éva Farkas [La Vecchia] | Kázmér Sárkány [Dumas] | Tamás Bátor [Antoine Fouquier-Tinville] | János Tóth [Schmidt] | József Moldvai [Maestro di Casa] | Chorus of the Hungarian State Radio and Television | Children's Choir of the Hungarian State Opera | Hungarian State Orchestra | Giuseppe Patanè (conductor)

August 9, 2014

Hamlet

Ambroise Thomas

Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Hamlet] | June Anderson [Ophélie] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Claudius, Roi du Danemark] | Gregory Kunde [Laërte] | Denyce Graves [La Reine Gertrude] | Jean-Philippe Courtis [Le Spectre] | Gerard Garino [Marcellus] | François Le Roux [Horatio] | Michel Trempot [Polonius] | Thierry Felix [Premier Fossoyeur] | Jean-Pierre Furlan [Second Fossoyeur] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | London Philharmonic Orchestra | Antonio de Almeida (conductor)

August 10, 2014

Pénélope

Gabriel Fauré

Jessye Norman (soprano) [Pénélope] | Jocelyne Taillon [Euryclée] | Colette Alliot-Lugaz [Alkandre] | Christine Barbaux (soprano) [Phylo] | Danielle Borst [Lydie] | Michelle Command [Mélantho] | Norma Lerer [Cléone] | Alain Vanzo [Ulysse] | Jean Dupouy [Antinoüs] | Paul Guigue [Ctésippe] | Gérard Friedmann [Léodès] | Philippe Huttenlocher [Eurymaque] | José van Dam (baritone) [Eumée] | François Le Roux [Pisandre] | Ensemble Vocal Jean LaForge | Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo | Charles Dutoit (conductor)

August 11, 2014

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Richard Strauss

Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Der Kaiser] | Julia Varady (soprano) [Die Kaiserin] | Reinhild Runkel [Die Amme] | Albert Dohmen [Der Geisterbote] | José van Dam (baritone) [Barak, der Färber] | Hildegard Behrens (soprano) [Baraks Frau] | Sumi Jo [Die Stimme des Falken] | Robert Gambill [Die Erscheinung eines Jünglings] | Alzbieta Ardam [Eine Stimme von oben] | Eva Lind [Der Hüter der Schwelle] | Gottfried Hornik (bass) [Der Einäugige] | Hans Franzen [Der Einarmige] | Wilfried Gahmlich [Der Bucklige] | Vienna Boys Choir | Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus | Vienna Philharmonic | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

August 12, 2014

L'italiana in Algeri

Gioachino Rossini

Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) [Mustafà] | Patrizia Pace [Elvira] | Anna Gonda [Zulma] | Alessandro Corbelli [Haly] | Frank Lopardo (tenor) [Lindoro] | Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Isabella] | Enzo Dara [Taddeo] | Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus | Vienna Philharmonic | Claudio Abbado (conductor)

August 13, 2014

Giustino

George Frideric Handel

Michael Chance (alto) [Giustino] | Dorothea Röschmann (soprano) [Arianna] | Dawn Kotoski [Anastasio] | Juliana Gondek [Fortuna] | Dean Ely [Polidarte] | Jennifer Lane (mezzo-soprano) [Leocasta] | Mark Padmore (tenor) [Vitaliano] | Drew Minter [Amanzio] | Dean Ely [Voce di Dentro] | kammerchor cantamus halle | Freiburg Baroque Orchestra | Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

August 14, 2014

The Golden Cockerel

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Artur Eisen [King Dodon] | Arkadiy Mishenkin [Prince Gvidon] | Vladimir Redkin (baritone) [Prince Afron] | Nikolaï Nizinenko [Commander Voyevoda Polkan] | Nina Gaponova [Housekeeper Amelfa] | Oleg Biktimirov [The Astrologer] | Elena Brileva [Queen of Shemakha] | Irena Udalova [The Golden Cockerel] | Chorus of the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow [Boyars, Soldiers, Warriors, Crowd, Slaves, Guards] | Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow | Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)

August 15, 2014

Tannhäuser

Richard Wagner

Matti Salminen (bass) [Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Tannhäuser] | Andreas Schmidt (baritone) [Wolfram von Eschenbach] | William Pell [Walther von der Vogelweide] | Kurt Rydl [Biterolf] | Clemens Bieber [Heinrich der Schreiber] | Oskar Hillebrandt [Reinmar von Zweter] | Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Elisabeth] | Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Venus] | Barbara Bonney (soprano) [Ein Junger Hirt] | Margaret Stobart [Erster Edelknabe] | Jeanette Wilson [Zweiter Edelknabe] | Ingrid Baier [Dritter Edelknabe] | Karen Shelby [Vierter Edelknabe] | Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden [Thüringische Ritter, Grafen und Edelleute; Edelfrauen;Ältere und jungere Pilger] | Philharmonia Orchestra | Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)

August 16, 2014

La finta giardiniera

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Thomas Moser [Don Anchise] | Edita Gruberova [La Marchesa Violante Onesti/Sandrina] | Uwe Heilmann [Il Contino Belfiore] | Charlotte Margiono [Arminda] | Monica Bacelli [Il Cavalier Ramiro] | Dawn Upshaw (soprano) [Serpetta] | Anton Scharinger [Roberto/Nardo] | Concentus Musicus Wien | Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

August 17, 2014

Tosca

Giacomo Puccini

Katia Ricciarelli (soprano) [Floria Tosca] | José Carreras (tenor) [Mario Cavaradossi] | Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) [Il barone Vitellio Scarpia] | Gottfried Hornik (bass) [Cesare Angelotti] | Heinz Zednik (tenor) [Spoletta] | Fernando Corena [Un sagrestano] | Victor von Halem (baritone) [Sciarrone] | Victor von Halem (baritone) [Un carceriere] | Wolfgang Bünten (tenor) [Un pastore] | Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin | Schöneberger Sängerknaben | Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

August 18, 2014

Thésée

Jean-Baptiste Lully

Howard Crook [Thésée] | Laura Pudwell [Medée] | Ellen Hargis [Æglé] | Harry van der Kamp [Ægée] | Suzie LeBlanc [Cleone] | Mireille Lebel [Dorine; Venus; Une autre Bergere] | Amanda Forsythe [La Grande Prestresse de Minerve; Minerve; Une autre Bergere] | Olivier Laquerre [Arcas] | Marc Molomot [Bachus; Un Vieillard; Un Berger] | Marek Rzepka [Mars; Un Combattant] | Aaron Engebreth [Un Plaisir; Un Jeux] | Aaron Sheehan [Un autre Plaisir; Un Jeux; Un Vieillard] | Yulia Van Doren [Cerés; Une Bergere] | Teresa Wakim [Cerés; Une Bergere] | Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus | Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs (Musical Directors)

August 19, 2014

Khovanshchina

Modest Mussorgsky

Aage Haugland (bass) [Prince Ivan Khovansky] | Vladimir Atlantov [Prince Andrei Khovansky] | Vladimir Popov [Prince Vasili Golitsyn] | Anatolij Kotscherga [Shaklovity] | Paata Burchuladze [Dosifei] | Marjana Lipovsek (alto) [Marfa] | Brigitte Poschner-Klebel [Susanna] | Heinz Zednik (tenor) [Scribe] | Joanna Borowska [Emma] | Wilfried Gahmlich [Kuzka] | Peter Köves [Strelyets] | Goran Simic [Strelyets] | Peter Köves [Varsonofiev] | Bojidar Nikolov [Confidant of Golitsyn] | Bojidar Nikolov [Streshnev] | Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus | Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Bratislava | Vienna Boys Choir | Vienna State Opera Orchestra | Claudio Abbado (conductor)

August 20, 2014

The Fairy Queen

Henry Purcell

The Monteverdi Choir | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

August 21, 2014

Salome

Richard Strauss

Birgit Nilsson (soprano) [Salome] | Gerhard Stolze [Herodes] | Grace Hoffman [Herodias] | Eberhard Wächter [Jochanaan] | Waldemar Kmentt [Narraboth] | Josephine Veasey [Der Page der Herodias] | Paul Kuen [Erster Jude] | Stefan Schwer [Zweiter Jude] | Kurt Equiluz [Dritter Jude] | Aron Gestner [Vierter Jude] | Max Proebstl [Fünfter Jude] | Tom Krause [Erster Nazarener] | Nigel Douglas [Zweiter Nazarener] | Zenon Kosnowski [Erster Soldat] | Heinz Holecek [Zweiter Soldat] | Theodor Kirschbichler [Ein Kappadozier] | Liselotte Maikl [Ein Sklave] | Vienna Philharmonic | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

August 22, 2014

Jérusalem

Giuseppe Verdi

Marcello Giordano [Gaston] | Philippe Rouillon [Count of Toulouse] | Roberto Scandiuzzi [Roger] | Marina Mescheriakova [Hélène] | Daniel Borowski [Adhémar de Monteil] | Simon Edward [Raymond] | Hélène Le Corre [Isaure] | Slobodan Stankovic [The Emir of Ramla; A herald] | Wolfgang Barta [A soldier] | Jovo Reljin [An officer of the Emir] | Chœur de Grand Opera Théâtre de Genève [Nights, ladies, soldiers, pilgrims, penitents, women of the harem, people of Ramla] | Orchestre de la Suisse Romande | Fabio Luisi (conductor)

August 23, 2014

Edgar

Giacomo Puccini

Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Edgar] | Adriana Damato [Fidelia] | Marianne Cornetti [Tigrana] | Juan Pons [Frank] | Rafal Siwek [Gualtiero] | Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia | Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia | Alberto Veronesi (conductor)

August 24, 2014

Lo frate 'nnamorato

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Alessandro Corbelli [Marcaniello] | Nuccia Focile [Ascanio] | Amelia Felle [Nena] | Bernadette Manca di Nissa [Nina] | Luciana D'Intino [Luggrezia] | Ezio di Cesare [Carlo] | Elizabet Norber-Schulz [Vannella] | Nicoletta Curiel [Cardella] | Bruno de Simone [Don Pietro] | Luca Bonini [Lo schermidore] | Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Riccardo Muti (conductor)

August 25, 2014

L'Orfeo

Claudio Monteverdi

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) [Orfeo] | Julianne Baird [Euridice] | Lynne Dawson (soprano) [La Musica] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Messaggiera] | Nancy Argenta (soprano) [Ninfa] | Mary Nichols [Speranza] | John Tomlinson [Caronte/Sprito III] | Diana Montague (alto) [Proserpina] | Willard White [Plutone] | Mark Tucker (tenor) [Pastore I/Eco] | Nigel Robson [Pastore II/Apollo] | Michael Chance (alto) [Pastore III] | Simon Birchall (bass) [Pastore IV] | Howard Milner [Spirito I] | Nicolas Robertson [Spirito II] | The Monteverdi Choir [Coro di ninfe e pastori; Coro di spiriti] | The English Baroque Soloists | His Majestie's Sagbutts & Cornetts | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

August 26, 2014

Tristan und Isolde

Richard Wagner

Thomas Moser [Tristan] | Deborah Voigt [Isolde] | Petra Lang [Brangäne] | Peter Weber [Kurwenal] | Robert Holl [König Marke] | Markus Nieminen [Melot] | Michael Roider [Ein Hirt] | In-Sung Sim [Ein Steuermann] | John Dickie [Ein junger Seemann] | Vienna State Opera Chorus | Vienna State Opera Orchestra | Christian Thielemann (conductor)

August 27, 2014

Il re pastore

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Reri Grist [Aminta] | Lucia Popp [Elisa] | Arlene Saunders [Tamiri] | Nicola Monti [Agenore] | Luigi Alva [Alessandro] | Orchestra of Naples | Denis Vaughan (conductor)

August 28, 2014

Il turco in Italia

Gioachino Rossini

Michele Pertusi [Selim] | Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano) [Donna Fiorilla] | Alessandro Corbelli [Don Geronio] | Ramon Vargas [Don Narciso] | Roberto de Candia (baritone) [Poeta] | Laura Polverelli [Zaida] | Francesco Piccoli [Albazar] | Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

August 29, 2014

Wozzeck

Alban Berg

Franz Grundheber [Wozzeck] | Walter Raffeiner [Tambourmajor] | Philip Langridge [Andres] | Heinz Zednik (tenor) [Hauptmann] | Aage Haugland (bass) [Doktor] | Alfred Sramek [Handwerksbursch] | Alexander Maly [Handwerksbursch] | Peter Jelosits [Der Narr] | Hildegard Behrens (soprano) [Marie] | Anna Gonda [Margret] | Viktoria Lehner [Mariens Knabe] | Werner Kamenik [Soldate] | Vienna State Opera Chorus | Vienna Boys Choir | Vienna Philharmonic | Claudio Abbado (conductor)

August 30, 2014

Teuzzone

Antonio Vivaldi

Paolo Lopez [Teuzzone] | Raffaella Milanesi [Zidiana] | Delphine Galou [Zelinda] | Roberta Mameli [Cino] | Furio Zanasi [Sivenio] | Antonio Giovannini [Egaro] | Makoto Sakurada [Troncone; Argonte] | Le Concert des Nations | Jordi Savall (conductor)

August 31, 2014

Le Prophète

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Marilyn Horne [Fidès] | James McCracken [Jean de Leyden] | Renata Scotto (soprano) [Berthe] | Jules Bastin [Le Comte d'Oberthal] | Jerome Hines [Zacharie] | Jean Dupouy [Jonas] | Christian du Plessis [Mathisen] | Oliver Broome [Paysan] | John Noble [Paysan] | Patricia Clark (soprano) [Paysanne] | Shirley Minty [Paysanne] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | Boys Choir, Haberdashers' Aske's School, Elstree | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Henry Lewis (conductor)

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