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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 29, 2016

Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss II

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

July 30, 2016

Arminio

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

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

July 31, 2016

Mefistofele

Arrigo Boito

Samuel Ramey (bass) [Mefistofele] I Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Faust] I Eva Marton [Margherite I Elena] I Sergio Tedesco [Wagner] I Tamara Takács [Marta] I Éva Farkas [Pantalis] I Antal Pataki [Nereo] I Hungaroton Opera Chorus [Celestial host I Mystic Chorus I Cherubim I Penitents I Promenaders I Crossbow Shooters I Huntsmen I Students I Countrymen I Townsfolk I Burghers I Witches I Warlocks I Corytides I Sirens I Dorids I Coryphaie I Warriors I Hungarian State Orchestra I Nyiregyházi Boys' Choir I Giuseppe Patanè (conductor)

August 1, 2016

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)

August 2, 2016

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 3, 2016

Agrippina

George Frideric Handel

Alexandrina Pendatchanska [Agrippina] | Jennifer Rivera [Nerone] | Sunhae Im [Poppea] | Bejun Mehta [Ottone] | Marcos Fink [Claudio] | Neal Davies [Pallante] | Dominique Visse [Narciso] | Daniel Schmutzhard [Lesbo] | Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin | René Jacobs (conductor)

August 4, 2016

Otello

Giuseppe Verdi

Plácido Domingo [Otello] | Cheryl Studer [Desdemona] | Sergei Leiferkus [Jago] | Denyce Graves [Emilia] | Ramon Vargas [Cassio] | Michael Schade [Roderigo] | Ildebrando D'Arcangelo [Lodovico] | Giacomo Prestia [Montano] | Philippe Duminy [Un Araldo] | Chœur de l'Opéra-Bastille [Soldiers & sailors of the Republic of Venice, Venetian nobles, Cypriots, Greek, Dalmatian & Albanian soldiers, children of the island] | Orchestre de l'Opéra-Bastille | Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

August 5, 2016

Les Pêcheurs de perles

Georges Bizet

Janine Micheau [Leïla] | Nicolai Gedda [Nadir] | Ernest Blanc [Zurga] | Jacques Mars [Nourabad] | Chours du Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique | Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique | Pierre Dervaux (conductor)

August 6, 2016

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 7, 2016

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)

August 8, 2016

Giasone

Pier Francesco Cavalli

Michael Chance (alto) [Giasone] | Harry van der Kamp (bass) [Ercole] | Michael Schopper [Besso] | Catherine Dubosc (soprano) [Isifile] | Bernard Delétré [Oreste] | Agnes Mellon [Alinda] | Gloria Banditelli [Medea] | Dominique Visse [Delfa] | Guy de Mey (tenor) [Egeo] | Gianpaolo Fagotto [Demoiselle d'honneur 1] | Guy de Mey (tenor) [Sole] | Agnes Mellon [Amore] | Harry van der Kamp (bass) [Giove] | Dominique Visse [Eolo] | Michael Schopper [Volano] | Concerto Vocale | René Jacobs (conductor)

August 9, 2016

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)

August 10, 2016

Don Pasquale

Gaetano Donizetti

Beverly Sills (soprano) [Norina] | Donald Gramm [Don Pasquale] | Alan Titus [Dottor Malatesta] | Alfredo Kraus [Ernesto] | Henry Newman [Un Notaro] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | London Symphony Orchestra | Sarah Caldwell (conductor)

August 11, 2016

Katya Kabanova

Leos Janácek

Dalibor Jedlicka [Savel P. Dikoi] | Petr Dvorsky [Boris Grigorievich] | Nadezda Kniplova [Marpha I. Kabanova] | Vladimir Krejcik [Tikhon I. Kabanov] | Elisabeth Söderström [Katya Kabanova] | Zdenek Svehla [Vania Kudriash] | Libuse Marova [Varvara] | Jaroslav Soucek (baritone) [Kuligin] | Jitka Pavlova [Glasha] | Gertrude Jahn [Feklusha] | Adolf Tomaschek [Chodec] | Hedwig Dreschler [Zena] | Vienna State Opera Chorus [Town-dwellers] | Vienna Philharmonic | Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

August 12, 2016

Guglielmo Tell

Gioachino Rossini

Giorgio Zancanaro [Guglielmo Tell] | Chris Merritt [Arnoldo] | Giorgio Surian [Gualtiero] | Franco de Grandis [Melchthal] | Amelia Felle [Jemmy] | Luciana D'Intino [Edwige] | Vittorio Terranova [Un pescatore] | Alberto Noli [Leutoldo] | Luigi Roni [Gessler] | Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Matilde] | Ernesto Gavazzi [Rodolfo] | Ernesto Panariello [Un cacciatore] | Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Riccardo Muti (conductor)

August 13, 2016

Pelléas et Mélisande

Claude Debussy

Colette Alliot-Lugaz [Mélisande] | Didier Henry [Pelléas] | Gilles Cachemaille (bass) [Golaud] | Pierre Thau [Arkel] | Claudine Carlson [Geneviève] | Françoise Golfier [Yniold] | Phillip Ens [Un berger | Un médecin] | Chours de l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal [Marins en coulisse, servantes mendiants] | Orchestre symphonique de Montréal | Charles Dutoit (conductor)

August 14, 2016

Fierrabras

Franz Schubert

Robert Holl (bass) [König Karl] | Karita Mattila (soprano) [Emma] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Roland] | Peter Hofmann (tenor) [Ogier] | Jörg Schluckebier [Olivier] | Rainer Brandstetter [Gui von Burgund] | Claus Kühbacher [Richard von der Normandie] | Michael Weber [Gérard von Mondidur] | Robert Gambill [Eginhard] | László Polgár [Boland] | Josef Protschka (tenor) [Fierrabras] | Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Florinda] | Brigitte Balleys [Maragond] | Hartmut Welker [Brutamonte] | Brigitte Pinter [Eine Jungfrau] | Arnold Schoenberg Choir [Fränkische und maurische Ritter und Krieger, Emmas Fräuleins, Volk] | Chamber Orchestra of Europe | Claudio Abbado (conductor)

August 15, 2016

Die Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Nicolai Gedda [Tamino] | Gundula Janowitz [Pamina] | Walter Berry [Papageno] | Lucia Popp [Königin der Nacht] | Gottlieb Frick (bass) [Sarastro] | Franz Crass [Sprecher | Zweiter Geharnischter | Zweiter Priester] | Elisabeth Schwarzkopf [Erste Dame] | Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) [Zweite Dame] | Marga Höffgen [Dritte Dame] | Ruth-Margret Pütz [Papagena] | Gerhard Unger [Monostatos | Erster Priester] | Karl Liebl [Erster Geharnischter] | Agnes Giebel [Erster Knabe] | Anna Reynolds [Zweiter Knabe] | Josephine Veasey [Dritter Knabe] | Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra | Otto Klemperer (conductor)

August 16, 2016

The Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nicolai Ohotnikov [Prince Yury Vsevolodich] | Yuri Marusin [Prince Vsevolod] | Galina Gorchakova [Fevroniya] | Vladimir Galuzin [Grishka Kuter'ma] | Nikolai Putilin [Feodor Poyarok] | Olga Korzhenskaya [Page] | Evgeny Boitsov [Well-off Person] | Evgeny Fedorov [Well-off Person] | Mikhail Kit [Gusli Player] | Nikolai Gassiev [Bear Leader] | Grigory Karasev [Singing Beggar] | Bulat Minjilkiev [Bedyay] | Vladimir Ognovienko (bass) [Burunday] | Tatiana Kravtsova [Sirin] | Larissa Diadkova [Alkonost] | Kirov Chorus and Orchestra, St. Petersburg | Valery Gergiev

August 17, 2016

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)

August 18, 2016

Les Indes Galantes

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Claron McFadden [Hébé | Zima] | Jérôme Corréas [Bellone | Alidoro] | Isabelle Poulenard [L'Amour | Phani] | Nicolas Rivneq [Osman | Adario] | Miriam Ruggeri [Émilie] | Howard Crook [Valère | Damon] | Bernard Delétré [Huascar | Don Alvar] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt [Don Carlos | Tacmas] | Sandrine Piau [Zaïre] | Noémi Rime [Fatime] | Les Arts Florissants Chœurs et Orchestre | William Christie (conductor)

August 19, 2016

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)

August 20, 2016

Fidelio

Ludwig van Beethoven

Martti Talvela [Don Fernando] | Theo Adam (bass) [Don Pizarro] | James King (tenor) [Florestan] | Gwyneth Jones [Leonore] | Franz Crass [Rocco] | Edith Mathis [Marzelline] | Peter Schreier [Jaquino] | Eberhard Büchner [Erster Gefangener] | Günter Leib [Zweiter Gefangerer] | Rundfunkchor Leipzig | Staatskapelle Dresden | Karl Böhm (conductor)

August 21, 2016

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 22, 2016

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)

August 23, 2016

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 24, 2016

La Rondine

Giacomo Puccini

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) [Magda] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Ruggero] | Mariana Nicolesco [Lisette] | David Rendall [Prunier] | Leo Nucci (baritone) [Rambaldo] | Lillian Watson [Yvette] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | London Symphony Orchestra | Lorin Maazel (conductor)

August 25, 2016

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

August 26, 2016

La gioconda

Amilcare Ponchielli

Montserrat Caballé (soprano) [La Gioconda] | Alfreda Hodgson [La Cieca] | Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Enzo Grimaldo] | Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass) [Alvise Badoero] | Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Laura] | Sherill Milnes [Barnaba] | John Del Carlo [Zuane] | Regolo Romani [Isepo] | Neil Jenkins (tenor) [Pilota | Prima voce dalla laguna] | Geoffrey Shaw [Seconda voce dalla laguna] | Stephen Varcoe (baritone) [Cantore] | Rodney Macann [Barnabotto] | London Opera Chorus [Barnabotti | arnsenalotti, gentiluomini e dame, mascere, marinai e mozzi, cantori, popolo] | National Philharmonic Orchestra | Bruno Bartoletti (conductor)

August 27, 2016

Boris Godunov

Modest Mussorgsky

Alexander Vedernikov [Boris Godunov] | Glafira Koroleva [Feodor] | Elena Shkolnikova [Xenia] | Nina Grigorieva [Nurse] | Andrei Sokolov [Shuisky] | Alexander Voroshilo [Shchelkalov] | Vladimir Matorin (bass) [Pimen] | Vladisolav Piavko [Grigory/Dmitri] | Irina Arkhipova [Marina Mnishek] | Yuri Masurok [Rangoni] | Artur Eisen [Varlaam] | Anatoli Mishutin [Missail] | Ludmila Simonova [Hostess] | Janis Sporgis [Simpleton] | Vladimir Filippov [Nikitich] | Nikolaï Nizinenko [Mitiukha] | Yuri Elnikov [Boyar/Khrushchov/Lavitsky] | Vladimir Silaev [Chernikovsky] | USSR TV and Radio Large Chorus and Symphony Orchestra | Vladimir Fedoseyev (conductor)

August 28, 2016

Medea

Luigi Cherubini

Maria Callas [Medea] | Renata Scotto (soprano) [Glauce] | Miriam Pirazzini [Neris] | Mirto Picchi [Giasone] | Giuseppe Modesti [Creonte] | Lidia Morimpietri [Prima ancella] | Elvira Galassi [Seconda ancella] | Alfredo Giacomotti [Capo delle guardie] | Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Tullio Serafin (conductor)

August 29, 2016

Manon Lescaut

Giacomo Puccini

Mirella Freni (soprano) [Manon Lescaut] | Renato Bruson [Lescaut] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Il Cavaliere Renato Des Grieux] | Kurt Rydl [Geronte di Ravoir] | Robert Gambill [Edmondo] | George Macpherson [L'Oste] | John Fryatt [Il Maestro di Ballo] | Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo-soprano) [Un Musico] | Handel Thomas [Sergente degli Arcieri] | Mark Curtis [Un Lampionaio] | John Tomlinson [Un Comandante di Marina] | Paschal Allen [Un Sergente] | Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | Philharmonia Orchestra | Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)

August 30, 2016

La Clemenza di Tito

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) [Tito Vespasiano] | Julia Varady (soprano) [Vitellia] | Sylvia McNair [Servilia] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Sesto] | Catherine Robbin [Annio] | Cornelius Hauptmann (bass) [Publio] | The Monteverdi Choir | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

August 31, 2016

Manon Lescaut

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber

Mady Mesplé [Manon Lescaut] | Peter-Christoph Runge [Le Marquis d'Hérigny] | Jean-Claude Orliac [Le Chevalier Des Grieux] | Yves Bisson [Lescaut] | Emmy Greger [Marguerite] | Gérard Friedmann [Gervais] | Ghislaine Victorius [Zabi] | Alain Duverry [Renaud] | Bernard Fabre-Garrus [Durozeau] | Nicole Chaudeau [Madame Bancelin] | Jean Bussard [Un Domestique] | Alain Duverry [Le Sergent] | Chours de Radio France | Orchestre Lyrique de Radio-France | Jean-Pierre Marty (conductor)

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