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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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May 30, 2015

Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Yelda Kodalli [Konstanze] | Paul Groves [Belmonte] | Désirée Rancatore [Blonde] | Peter Rose [Osmin] | Lynton Atkinson [Pedrillo] | Oliver Tolnas [Bassa Selim] | Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus | Scottish Chamber Orchestra | Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

May 31, 2015

L'incoronazione di Poppea

Claudio Monteverdi

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [La Fortuna] | Catherine Bott [La Virtù] | Marinella Pennicchi [Amore] | Sylvia McNair [Poppea] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Ottavia] | Dana Hanchard [Nerone] | Michael Chance (alto) [Ottone] | Francesco Ellero d'Artegna [Seneca] | Catherine Bott [Drusilla] | Bernarda Fink (alto) [Arnalta] | Roberto Balconi [Nutrice] | Mark Tucker (tenor) [Soldato] | Nigel Robson [Soldato] | Mark Tucker (tenor) [Lucano] | Constanze Backes [Valletto] | Marinella Pennicchi [Damigella] | Nigel Robson [Liberto] | Julian Clarkson [Littore] | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

June 1, 2015

Vanessa

Samuel Barber

Christine Brewer (soprano) [Vanessa] | Susan Graham [Erika] | Catherine Wyn-Rogers [The Old Baroness] | William Burden [Anatol] | Neal Davies [The Old Doctor] | Simon Birchall (bass) [Nicholas] | Stephen Charlesworth [Footman] | BBC Singers [Servants, Guests, Peasants] | BBC Symphony Orchestra | Leonard Slatkin (conductor)

June 2, 2015

Siegfried

Richard Wagner

Wolfgang Windgassen (tenor) [Siegfried] | Birgit Nilsson (soprano) [Brünnhilde] | Hans Hotter (baritone) [Der Wanderer] | Gerhard Stolze [Mime] | Gustav Neidlinger [Alberich] | Kurt Böhme [Fafner] | Marga Höffgen [Erda] | Joan Sutherland (soprano) [Der Waldvogel] | Vienna Philharmonic | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

June 3, 2015

Norma

Vincenzo Bellini

Montserrat Caballé (soprano) [Norma] | Fiorenza Cossotto [Adalgisa] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Pollione] | Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) [Oroveso] | Elizabeth Bainbridge [Clotilde] | Kenneth Collins [Flavio] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | London Philharmonic Orchestra | Carlo Felice Cillario (conductor)

June 4, 2015

Les Troyens

Hector Berlioz

Jon Vickers [Enée] | Josephine Veasey [Didon] | Berit Lindholm (soprano) [Cassandre] | Peter Glossop [Chorèbe] | Heather Begg [Anna] | Roger Soyer [Narbal] | Anthony Raffell [Panthée] | Anne Howells [Ascagne] | Ian Partridge [Poète tyrien] | Pierre Thau [Priamus] | Elizabeth Bainbridge [Hécube] | Maldwyn Davies (tenor) [Hylas] | Raimund Herincx [Sentinelle] | Denis Wicks [Sentinelle] | David Lennox [Hélénus] | Wandsworth Boys' Choir | Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

June 5, 2015

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)

June 6, 2015

Il Trovatore

Giuseppe Verdi

Leontyne Price [Leonora] | Franco Corelli [Manrico] | William Wilderman [Ferrnado] | Teresa Stratas [Ines] | Mario Sereni [Count di Luna] | Irene Dalis [Azucena] | Carlo Tomanelli [Gypsy] | Robert Nagy [Messenger] | Charles Anthony [Ruiz] | Metropolitan Opera | Fausto Cleva (conductor) | [Live recording from Met radio broadcast of Feb 4, 1961]

June 7, 2015

Le Roi Arthus (King Arthur)

Ernest Chausson

Teresa Zylis-Gara [Guenièvre] | Gino Quilico (baritone) [Arthus] | Gösta Winbergh (tenor) [Lancelot] | Annick Massis [Mordred] | Gérard Friedmann [Lyonnel] | François Loup [Allan] | Gilles Cachemaille (bass) [Merlin] | Thierry Dran [Un Laboureur] | Renè Schirrer [Un Chevalier] | Alexandre Laitter [Un Ecuyer] | Michel Focquenoy [Soldat] | Francis Dudziak [Soldat] | Renè Schirrer [Soldat] | Chours de Radio France [Soldat] | Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique [Chevaliers, Ecuyers, Pages, Bardes, Femmes de la suite de Guenièvre] | Armin Jordan (conductor)

June 8, 2015

Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Wolfgang Brendel [Gabriel von Eisenstein] | Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) [Rosalinde] | Tom Krause [Frank] | Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo-soprano) [Prinz Orlofsky] | Richard Leech (tenor) [Alfred] | Olaf Bär (baritone) [Dr. Falke] | Anton Wendler [Dr. Blind] | Edita Gruberova [Adele] | Karin Göttling [Ida] | Otto Schenk [Frosch] | Vienna State Opera Chorus | Vienna Philharmonic | André Previn (conductor)

June 9, 2015

L'elisir d'amore

Gaetano Donizetti

Ileana Cotrubas (soprano) [Adina] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Nemorino] | Sir Geraint Evans [Dulcamara] | Ingvar Wixell [Belcore] | Lillian Watson [Gianetta] | Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | John Pritchard (conductor)

June 10, 2015

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)

June 11, 2015

Paride ed Elena

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Magdalena Kozená [Paride] | Susan Gritton (soprano) [Elena] | Carolyn Sampson [Amore] | Gillian Webster [Pallade] | Gabrieli Consort and Players | Paul McCreesh (conductor)

June 12, 2015

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)

June 13, 2015

Les Boréades (Tragédie en musique)

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Jennifer Smith (soprano) [Alphise, reine de la Bactriane (Alphisa, Queen of Bactria)] | Anne-Marie Rodde (soprano) [Sémire, confidente de la reine (the Queen's confidante)] | Edwige Bourdy (soprano) [Polymnie, muse des chants et de la pantomime (Polyhymnia, Muse of Song and Mime)] | Martine March (soprano) [Une Nymphe] | Philip Langridge (haute-contre) [Abaris, amant d'Alphise (in love with Alphisa)] | John Aler (haute-contre) [Calisis, prétendant d'Alphise, descendante de Borée (suitor to Alphisa, of the line of Boreas)] | Jean-Philippe Lafont (bass) [Borée, dieu des vents du Nord (Boreas, god of the North Wind)] | Gilles Cachemaille (baritone) [Borilée, prétendants d'Alphise, descendants de Borée (suitor to Alphisa, of the line of Boreas)] | François Le Roux (baritone) [Adamas, Grand-prêtre d'Apollon (Hight Priest of Apollo]) | Stephen Varcoe (baritone) [Apollon, dieu de la Lumière (Apollo, god of Light)] | Elizabeth Priday (soprano) [L'Amour (Cupid)] | The Monteverdi Choir [Plaisirs et Grâces; prêtres du temple d'Apollon, peuples (people); les Saisons (Seasons); les Muses; les Zéphyrs; les Heures e les Arts (Hours and Arts); vents souterrains (subterranean winds)] | English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

June 14, 2015

Mitridate

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Giuseppe Sabbatini [Mitridate] | Natalie Dessay (soprano) [Aspasia] | Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano) [Sifare] | Brian Asawa [Farnace] | Sandrine Piau [Ismene] | Juan Diego Flórez (tenor) [Marzio] | Hélène Le Corre [Arbate] | Les Talens Lyriques | Christophe Rousset (conductor)

June 15, 2015

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)

June 16, 2015

Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

Mirella Freni (soprano) [Cio-cio-san] | Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [B. F. Pinkerton] | Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) [Suzuki] | Robert Kerns (baritone) [Sharpless] | Michel Sénéchal (bass) [Goro] | Marius Rintzler [Il Bonzo] | Elke Schary [Kate Pinkerton] | Giorgio Stendoro [Il principe Yamadori] | Hans Helm [Il commissario imperiale] | Wolfgang Scheider [Lo zio Yakusidè] | Siegfried Rudolf Frese [L'ufficiale del registro] | Evamaria Hurdes [La madre di Cio-cio-san] | Erna Maria Mühlberger [La zia di Cio-cio-san] | Martha Heigl [La cugina di Cio-cio-san] | Vienna State Opera Chorus [Parenti ed amiche di Cio-cio-san; Marinai] | Vienna Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

June 17, 2015

Le Cid

Jules Massenet

Grace Bumbry [Chimene] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Rodrigue] | Paul Plishka [Don Diegue] | Clinton Ingram [Don Arias] | Theodore Hodges [Don Alonzo] | Arnold Voketaitis [Le Comte de Gormas] | Eleanor Bergquist [L'Infante] | Jake Gardner [Le Roi] | Peter Lightfoot [l'Envoye Maure] | John Adams [St. Jacques] | Byrne Camp Chorale | Opera Orchestra of New York | Eve Queler (conductor)

June 18, 2015

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)

June 19, 2015

Jakobín

Antonin Dvorák

Karel Prusa [Count Vilem of Harasov] | Vaclav Zitek [Bohus of Harasov] | René Tucek [Adolf of Hasarov] | Marcela Machotkova [Julie] | Karel Berman [Filip] | Vilem Pribyl [Jiri] | Beno Blachut [Benda] | Daniela Sounova [Terinka] | Ivana Mixova [Lotinka] | Kantiléna Children's Chorus | The Kühn Mixed Choir | Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra | Jiri Pinkas (conductor)

June 20, 2015

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)

June 21, 2015

Attila

Giuseppe Verdi

Ruggero Raimondi [Attila] | Sherrill Milnes [Ezio] | Christina Deutekom [Odabella] | Carlo Bergonzi [Foresto] | Ricardo Cassinelli [Uldino] | Jules Bastin [Leone] | Ambrosian Singers [Leaders, kings & soldiers, Huns, Gepids, Ostrogoths, Heruls, Thuringians, Quadi, Druids, priestesses, men & women of Aquileia, Aquileian maidens in warlike dress, Roman officers & soldiers, Roman virgins & children, hermits, slaves] | Finchley Children's Music Group | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Lamberto Gardelli (conductor)

June 22, 2015

Fedora

Umberto Giordano

Magda Olivero [La Principessa Fedora Romazoff] | Mario del Monaco [Il Conte Loris Ipanoff] | Tito Gobbi [M. de Siriex] | Leonardo Monreale [Lorek] | Lucia Cappellino [La Contessa Olga Sukarev] | Virgilio Carbonari (bass) [Boroff] | Silvio Maionica [Grech] | Piero de Palma (tenor) [Il Barone Rouvel] | Peter Binder [Cirillo] | Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) [Dimitri] | Ricardo Cassinelli [Désiré] | Athos Cesarini [Sergio] | Leonardo Monreale [Nicola] | Aron Bokatti [Michele] | Sergio Caspari [Un piccolo Savoiardo] | Pascal Rogé [Boleslao Lazinski] | Chœur de l'Opéra de Monte Carlo | Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo | Lamberto Gardelli (conductor)

June 23, 2015

Dorilla in Tempe

Antonio Vivaldi

Maria-Cristina Kiehr [Dorilla] | John Elwes [Elmiro] | Philippe Cantor [Admeto] | Jean Nirouët [Nomio] | Consuelo Carulli [Eudamia] | Laure Florentin [Filindo] | Chorus of Opera Nice | Ensemble Baroque de Nice | Gilbert Bezzin (conductor)

June 24, 2015

La Favorite

Gaetano Donizetti

Anthony Michaels-Moore [Alphonse XI] | Vesselina Kasarova [Léonor de Guzman] | Abbie Furmansky [Inès] | Ramon Vargas [Fernand] | Carlo Colombara [Balthazar] | Francesco Piccoli [Don Gaspar] | Lorenz Fehenberger [Un seigneur] | Bavarian Radio Chorus | Münchner Rundfunkorchester | Marcello Viotti (conductor)

June 25, 2015

Roméo et Juliette

Charles Gounod

Roberto Alagna (tenor) [Roméo] | Angela Gheorghiu (soprano) [Juliette] | José van Dam (baritone) [Frère Laurent] | Marie-Ange Todorovitch [Stéphano] | Simon Keenlyside (baritone) [Mercutio] | Alain Fondary [Capulet] | Claire Larcher [Gertrude] | Daniel Galvez Vallejo [Tybalt] | Guy Flechter [Benvolio] | Didier Henry [Pâris] | Till Fecnher [Grégorio] | Alain Vernhes [Le Duc] | Christophe Fel [Frère Jean] | Anne Constantin [Manuela] | Doris Lamprecht [Pepita] | Yann Beuron [Angelo] | Chœur et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse | Michel Plasson (conductor)

June 26, 2015

Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

William Shimmel [Don Giovanni] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Leporello] | Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Donna Anna] | Carol Vaness [Donna Elvira] | Frank Lopardo (tenor) [Don Ottavio] | Susanne Mentzer [Zerlina] | Natale de Carolis [Masetto] | Jan-Hendrik Rootering [Commendatore/La Statua] | Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus | Vienna Philharmonic | Riccardo Muti (conductor)

June 27, 2015

Genoveva

Robert Schumann

Harald Stamm [Hidulfus; Caspar] | Alan Titus [Siegfried] | Julia Faulkner [Genoveva] | Keith Lewis [Golo] | Renate Behle [Margaretha] | Carl Schultz [Drago] | Johann Tilli [Balthasar] | Hamburg Opera Chorus | Hamburg Philharmonic | Gerd Albrecht (conductor)

June 28, 2015

Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria

Claudio Monteverdi

Dominique Visse [L'Umana Fragilità] | Michael Schopper [Tempo] | Martina Bovet [Amore] | Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo-soprano) [Fortuna] | Christoph Pregardien (tenor) [Ulisse] | Bernarda Fink (alto) [Penelope] | Christina Högman [Telemaco] | Martyn Hill [Eumete] | Jocelyne Taillon [Ericlea] | Mark Tucker (tenor) [Anfinomo] | David Thomas [Antinoo] | Guy de Mey (tenor) [Iro] | Faridah Subrata [Melanto] | Jörg Dürgmüller [Eurimaco] | Olivier Lallouette [Giove] | Claron McFadden [Giunone] | Francesca Congiu [Naiadi] | Elisabeth Scholl [Nereidi] | Concerto Vocale | René Jacobs (conductor)

June 29, 2015

La Pietra del Paragone

Gioachino Rossini

José Carreras (tenor) [Giocondo] | Beverly Wolff (mezzo-soprano) [Marchesina Clarice] | Elaine Bonazzi [Baronessa Aspasia] | Anne Elgar [Donna Fulvia] | John Reardon [Conte Asdrubale] | Andrew Foldi [Macrobio] | Justino Diaz [Pacuvio] | Raymond Murcell [Fabrizio] | The Clarion Concerts Orchestra and Chorus | Newell Jenkins (conductor)

June 30, 2015

Atalanta

George Frideric Handel

Éva Farkas [Atalanta] | Éva Bártfai-Barta [Meleagro] | Éva Lax [Irene] | János Bándi [Aminta] | József Gregor [Nicandro] | László Polgár [Mercury] | Savaria Vocal Ensemble | Capella Savaria | Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

July 1, 2015

Elektra

Richard Strauss

Regina Resnik [Klytämnestra] | Birgit Nilsson (soprano) [Elektra] | Marie Collier [Chrystotemis] | Gerhard Stolze [Aegisth] | Tom Krause [Orest] | Tugomir Franc [Der Pfleger] | Margareta Sjöstedt [Die Vertraute] | Margarita Lilowa [Die Schleppträgerin] | Helen Watts (alto) [Erste Magd] | Maureen Lehane [Zweite Magd] | Yvonne Minton (mezzo-soprano) [Dritte Magd] | Jane Cook [Vierte Magd] | Felicia Weathers [Fünfte Magd] | Pauline Tinsley [Aufseherin] | Gerhard Unger [Junger Diener] | Leo Heppe [Alter Diener] | Vienna Philharmonic | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

July 2, 2015

La Battaglia di Legnano

Giuseppe Verdi

Nicolai Gedda [Federico Barbarossa] | Hannes Lichtenberger [First Consul of Milan] | Dimitri Kavrakos [Second Consul of Milan] | Franz Handlos [The Mayor of Como] | Matteo Manuguerra [Rolando] | Katia Ricciarelli [Lida] | José Carreras [Arrigo] | Jonathan Summer [Marcovaldo] | Ann Murray [Imelda] | Mieczyslaw Antoniak [A herald; One of Arrigo's squires] | ORF Chorus [Knights of Death, magistrates & leaders of Como, maidservants of Lida, Milanese people & senators, warriors of Verona, Brescia, Novara, Piacenza & Milan] | ORF Symphony Orchestra | Lamberto Gardelli (conductor)

July 3, 2015

Turandot

Giacomo Puccini

Joan Sutherland [Turandot] | Luciano Pavarotti [Calaf] | Montserrat Caballé [Liù] | Nicolai Ghiaurov [Timur] | Peter Pears [L'Imperatore Altoum] | Tom Krause [Ping] | Pier Francesco Poli [Pang; Il Principe di Persia] | Piero de Palma [Pong] | Sabin Markov [Un Mandarino] | John Alldis Choir | Wandsworth Boys' Choir | London Philharmonic Orchestra | Zubin Mehta (conductor)

July 4, 2015

Der Fliegende Holländer

Richard Wagner

Hans Sotin [Daland] | Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Senta] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Erik] | Uta Priew [Mary] | Peter Seiffert [Der Steuermann Dalands] | Bernd Weikl (baritone) [Der Holländer] | Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin [Matrosen des Norwegers; Die Mannschaft des Fliegenden Holländers; Mädchen] | Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)

July 5, 2015

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)

July 6, 2015

Beatrice di Tenda

Vincenzo Bellini

Edita Gruberova [Beatrice di Tenda] | Vesselina Kasarova [Agnese] | Igor Morosow [Filippo Maria Visconti] | Don Bernardini [Orombello] | Branko Robinsak [Anichino] | Daniel Sumegi [Rizzardo] | Wiener Jeunesse-Chor | ORF-Symphonieorchester | Pinchas Steinberg (conductor)

July 7, 2015

Tancredi

Gioachino Rossini

Marilyn Horne [Tancredi] | Lella Cuberli [Amenaide] | Ernesto Palacio [Argirio] | Nicola Zaccaria [Orbazzano] | Bernadette Manca di Nissa [Isaura] | Patricia Schuman [Roggiero] | Orchestra e coro del Teatro la Fenice | Ralf Weikert (conductor)

July 8, 2015

Faust

Charles Gounod

Richard Leech (tenor) [Le docteur Faust] | Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Marguerite] | José van Dam (baritone) [Méphistophélès] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Valentin] | Martine Mahé (mezzo-soprano) [Siébel] | Nadine Denize (mezzo-soprano) [Marthe] | Marc Barrard (baritone) [Wagner] | Chour et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse | Michel Plasson (conductor)

July 9, 2015

Un Ballo in Maschera

Giuseppe Verdi

Giorgio Tozzi [Samuel] | Marian Anderson [Ulrica] | Jan Peerce [Riccardo] | Roberta Peters [Oscar] | Zinka Milanov [Amelia] | Norman Scott [Tom] | Robert Merrill [Renato] | James McCracken [Judge] | Calvin Marsh [Silvano] | Carles Anthony [Servant] | Metropolitan Opera | Dimitri Mitropoulos (conductor) | [Live recording from Met radio broadcast of Dec 10, 1955]

July 10, 2015

Arminio

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Barbara Schlick (soprano) [Giulia] | Gotthold Schwarz [Arminio] | Gerd Türk (tenor) [Nerone] | Xenia Meijer [Segesta] | Gerd Kenda [Tiberio] | Bernhard Landauer [Calligola] | Markus Forster [Vitellio] | Hermann Oswald [Germanico] | Otto Ratsbichler [Erchino] | Irena Troupova [Claudia] | Regina Schwarzer [Climmia] | Florian Mehltretter [Seiano] | Salzburger Hofmusik | Wolfgang Brunner (conductor)

July 11, 2015

Le nozze di Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) [Count Almaviva] | Lucia Popp [Countess Almaviva] | Barbara Hendricks (soprano) [Susanna] | José van Dam (baritone) [Figaro] | Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Cherubino] | Felicity Palmer (soprano) [Marcellina] | Aldo Baldin [Don Basilio] | Neil Jenkins (tenor) [Don Curzio] | Robert Lloyd (bass) [Bartolo] | Donald Maxwell (bass) [Antonio] | Cathryn Pope (soprano) [Barbarina] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | Academy of St. Martin in the Fields | Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

July 12, 2015

Tiefland

Eugene d'Albert

Paul Schöffler [Sebastino] | Oskar Czerwenka [Tommaso] | Gré Brouwenstijn [Marta] | Judith Hellwig [Pepa] | Ruth Nixa [Antonia] | Kerttu Metsälä [Rosalia] | Dodi Protero [Nuri] | Eberhard Wächter [Moruccio] | Hans Hopf [Pedro] | Waldemar Kmentt [Nando] | Vienna State Opera Chorus | Vienna Symphony Orchestra | Rudolf Moralt (conductor)

July 13, 2015

Tosca

Giacomo Puccini

Mirella Freni (soprano) [Floria Tosca] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Mario Cavaradossi] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Il barone Vitellio Scarpia] | Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone) [Cesare Angelotti] | Anthony Lacuira [Spoletta] | Angelo Veccia [Un sagrestano] | Ralf Lukas [Sciarrone] | Bryan Secombe [Un carceriere] | Lee Tiernan [Un pastore] | Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | Children's Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | Philharmonia Orchestra | Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)

July 14, 2015

Ariadne auf Naxos

Richard Strauss

Anna Tomowa-Sintow [Primadonna/Ariadne] | Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [The Composer] | Kathleen Battle (soprano) [Zerbinetta] | Gary Lakes [The Tenor/Bacchus] | Hermann Prey (baritone) [A Music Master] | Otto Schenk [The Major-domo] | Ewald Aichberger [An Officer] | Heinz Zednik (tenor) [A Dancing Master] | Günter von Kannen [A Wig-Maker] | Alfred Sramek [A Footman] | Urban Malmberg (bass) [Harlequin] | Josef Protschka (tenor) [Scaramouche] | Kurt Rydl [Truffaldino] | Hans Sojer [Brighella] | Barbara Bonney (soprano) [Naiad] | Helga Müller Molinari [Dryad] | Dawn Upshaw (soprano) [Echo] | Vienna Philharmonic | James Levine (conductor)

July 15, 2015

Rodelinda

George Frideric Handel

Sophie Danemann [Rodelinda] | Daniel Taylor [Bertarido] | Adrian Thompson [Grimoaldo] | Catherine Robbin [Eduige] | Robin Blaze [Unulfo] | Christopher Purves [Garibaldo] | Raglan Baroque Players | Nicholas Kraemer

July 16, 2015

Lohengrin

Richard Wagner

René Kollo (tenor) [Lohengrin] | Anna Tomowa-Sintow [Elsa von Brabant] | Siegmund Nimsgern [Friedrich von Telramund] | Dunja Vejzovic [Ortrud] | Karl Ridderbusch [Heinrich der Vogler (Henry the Fowler)] | Robert Kerns (baritone) [The King's Herald] | Klaus Lang [Nobleman of Brabant] | Peter Maus [Nobleman of Brabant] | Martin Vantin [Nobleman of Brabant] | Josef Becker [Nobleman of Brabant] | Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin [Saxons, Thuringians, Brabantians] | Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

July 17, 2015

Katya Kabanova

Leos Janácek

Zdenek Kroupa [Savel P. Dikoi] | Beno Blachut [Boris Grigorievich] | Ludmila Komancova [Marpha I. Kabanova] | Bohumir Vich [Tikhon I. Kabanov] | Drahomira Tikalova [Katya Kabanova] | Viktor Koci [Vania Kudriash] | Ivana Mixova [Varvara] | Rudolf Zedlicka [Kuligin] | Eva Hlobilova [Glasha] | Marcela Lemariova [Feklusha] | Chorus of the Prague National Theatre [Town-dwellers] | Orchestra of the Prague National Theatre | Jaroslav Krombholc (conductor)

July 18, 2015

Orfeo ed Euridice

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Orfeo] | Margaret Marshall (soprano) [Euridice] | Edita Gruberova [Amore] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | Philharmonia Orchestra | Riccardo Muti (conductor)

July 19, 2015

Farnace

Antonio Vivaldi

Max Emanuel Cencic [Farnace] | Ruxandra Donose [Tamiri] | Mary Ellen Nesi [Berenice] | Ann Hallenberg [Selinda] | Karina Gauvin [Gilade] | Daniel Behle [Pompeo] | Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro [Aquilio] | Coro della Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano | I Barocchisti | Diego Fasolis (conductor)

July 20, 2015

Hérodiade

Jules Massenet

Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Salomé] | Nadine Denize (mezzo-soprano) [Hérodiade] | Martine Olmeda [Une jeune Babylonienne] | Ben Heppner (tenor) [Jean] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Hérode] | José van Dam (baritone) [Phanuel] | Marcel Vanaud [Vitellius] | Jean-Philippe Courtis [Le Grand Prêtre] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt [Une voix dans le temple] | Chour et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse | Michel Plasson (conductor)

July 21, 2015

Libuse

Bedrich Smetana

Eva Urbanová [Libuse] | Vratislav Kriz [Premysl of Stadice] | Ludek Vele [Chrudos from Otava] | Jan Markvart [Stahlav from Radbuza] | Miloslav Podskalsky [Lutobor from Dobroslavsky Chlumec] | Pavel Cervinka [Radovan from the Stone Bridge] | Helena Kaupova [Krasava] | Miroslava Volkova [Radmila] | Chorus of the Prague National Theatre | Orchestra of the Prague National Theatre | Oliver Dohnanyi (conductor)

July 22, 2015

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)

July 23, 2015

Zoroastre (Tragédie en musique)

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Mark Padmore (haute-contre) [Zoroastre, instituteur des Mages (Zoroaster, founder of the Magi)] | Nathan Berg (bass) [Abramane, Grand Prêtre d'Ariman (Abramane, High Priest of Ariman)] | Gaëlle Méchaly (soprano) [Amélite, héritière présomptive du trône de la Bactriane (presumptive heiress to the throne of Bactria)] | Anna Maria Panzarella (soprano) [Érinice, princesse du sang des rois de la Bactriane (princess of the blood of kings of Bactria)] | Matthieu Lécroart (bass) [Zopire, prêtre d'Ariman (priest of Ariman)] | François Bazola (bass) [Narbanor, prêtre d'Ariman (priest of Ariman)] | Éric Martin Bonnet (bass) [Oromasès. roi des Génies (king of the Genii)] | Stéphanie Révidat (soprano) [Céphie, jeune Bactrienne de la Cour d'Amélite (Bactrian girl of Amélite's court)] | Matthieu Lécroart (bass) [La Vengeance] | Éric Martin Bonnet (bass) [Ariman (voix souterraine)] | Chœur des Arts Florissants [Jeunes Bactriens et Bactriennes; Furies; Esprits des Éléments; Démons; Esprits infernaux; Troupes différentes de peuples (peoples of various natinos); Montagnards (mountain dwellers); Prêtres (priests)] | Les Arts Florissants | William Christie (conductor)

July 24, 2015

Poliuto

Gaetano Donizetti

Franco Corelli [Poliuto] | Maria Callas [Paolina] | Ettore Bastianini [Severo] | Nicola Zaccaria [Callistene] | Piero de Palma (tenor) [Nearco] | Rinaldo Pelizzoni [Felice] | Virgilio Carbonari (bass) [Un cristiano] | Giuseppe Morresi [Un cristiano] | Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Antonino Votto (conductor)

July 25, 2015

La Vestale

Gaspare Spontini

Anthony Michaels-Moore [Licinius] | J. Patrick Raftery [Cinna] | Dimitri Kavrakos [Le Souveraine Pontife] | Aldo Bramante [Le chef des aruspices] | Silvestro Sammaritano [Un consul] | Karen Huffstodt [Julia] | Denyce Graves [La Grande Vestale] | Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Riccardo Muti (conductor)

July 26, 2015

Rienzi

Richard Wagner

René Kollo (tenor) [Rienzi] | Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Irene] | Jan-Hendrik Rootering [Steffano Colonna] | John Janssen [Adriano] | Bodo Brinkmann [Paolo Orsini] | Hans Helms [Kardinal Orvieto] | Norbert Orth [Baroncelli] | Kieth Engen [Cecco del Vecchio] | Carmen Anhorn [Ein Friedensbote] | Raimund Grumbach [Der Gesandte Mailands] | Hans Wilbrink [Der Gesandte der lombardischen Städte] | Friedrich Lenz [Der Gesandte Neapels] | Alfred Kuhn [Der Gesandte Bayerns] | Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper | Bayerisches Staatsorchester | Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

July 27, 2015

Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Edita Gruberova [Konstanze] | Kathleen Battle [Blonde] | Gösta Winbergh [Belmonte] | Heinz Zednik [Pedrillo] | Martti Talvela [Osmin] | Will Quadflieg [Selim] | Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus | Vienna Philharmonic | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

July 28, 2015

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)

July 29, 2015

Tamerlano

George Frideric Handel

Derek Ragin [Tamerlan] | Nigel Robson [Bajazet] | Nancy Argenta (soprano) [Asteria] | Michael Chance (alto) [Andronicus] | Jane Findlay [Irène] | Renè Schirrer [Léon] | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

July 30, 2015

Der Freischütz

Carl Maria von Weber

René Kollo (tenor) [Max] | Hildegard Behrens (soprano) [Agathe] | Peter Meven [Kaspar] | Helen Donath [Ännchen] | Hermann Sapell [Kilian] | Raimund Grumbach [Kuno] | Kurt Moll [Eremit] | Wolfgang Brendel [Ottokar] | Rolf Boysen [Samiel] | Irmgard Lampert [Brautjungfern 1] | Adelheid Schiller [Brautjungfern 2] | Erika Rüggeberg [Demoiselle d'honneur 1] | Renate Freyer [Demoiselle d'honneur 2] | Theodor Nicolai [Ein Jäger] | Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra | Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

July 31, 2015

Die tote Stadt

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

René Kollo (tenor) [Paul] | Carol Neblett (soprano) [Marietta/Apparition of Marietta] | Benjamin Luxon (baritone) [Frank] | Rose Wagemann (mezzo-soprano) [Brigitta] | Hermann Prey (baritone) [Fritz Kothner] | Gabriele Fuchs (soprano) [Juliette] | Patricia Clark (soprano) [Lucienne] | Anton de Ridder (tenor) [Gaston] | Anton de Ridder (tenor) [Victorin] | Willi Brokmeier (tenor) [Count Albert] | Tölzer Knabenchor | Münchner Rundfunkorchester | Erich Leinsdorf (conductor)

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