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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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April 24, 2014

Tiefland

Eugene d'Albert

Paul Schöffler | Oskar Czerwenka | Gré Brouwenstijn | Judith Hellwig | Ruth Nixa | Kerttu Metsälä | Dodi Protero | Eberhard Wächter | Hans Hopf | Waldemar Kmentt | Vienna State Opera Chorus | Vienna Symphony Orchestra | Rudolf Moralt (conductor)

April 25, 2014

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)

April 26, 2014

Ernani

Giuseppe Verdi

Luciano Pavarotti [Ernani] | Leo Nucci [Don Carlo] | Paata Burchuladze [Don Ruy Gomez de Silva] | Joan Sutherland [Elvira] | Linda McLeod [Giovanna] | Richard Morton [Don Riccardo] | Alastaire Miles [Jago] | Chorus of Welsh National Opera [Mountain people and bandits, knights, members of Silva's household, maids in attendance on Elvira, knights of Don Carlo's suite, members of the "Holy Alliance," Spanish and German nobles and their ladies] | Orchestra of Welsh National Opera | Richard Bonynge (conductor)

April 27, 2014

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)

April 28, 2014

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)

April 29, 2014

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)

April 30, 2014

Giulio Cesare

George Frideric Handel

Beverly Sills (soprano) [Cleopatra] | Norman Treigle [Giulio Cesare] | Maureen Forrestser [Cornelia] | Beverly Wolff [Sextus] | Spiro Malas [Ptolemy] | Dominic Cossa [Achillas] | Michael Devlin [Nirenus] | William Beck [Curio] | New York City Opera Chorus | New York City Opera Orchestra | Julius Rudel (conductor)

May 1, 2014

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Barbara Hendricks [Pamina] | Jerry Hadley [Tamino] | Thomas Allen [Papageno] | Robert Lloyd [Sarastro] | June Anderson [Queen of the Night] | Ulrike Steinsky [Papagena] | Helmut Wildhaber [Monostasos] | Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus | Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

May 2, 2014

I Capuletti e i Montecchi

Vincenzo Bellini

Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Romeo] | Edita Gruberova [Giulietta] | Gwynne Howell [Capellio] | Dano Raffanti [Tebaldo] | John Tomlinson [Lorenzo] | Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | Riccardo Muti (conductor)

May 3, 2014

Prince Igor

Alexander Borodin

Constantin Chekerliiksi [Igor Svastoslavich] | Boris Christoff [Prince Galitsky; Khan Konchak] | Todor Todorov [Vladimir] | Cyril Dulguerov [Eroshka] | Alexei Milkovsky [Skula] | Luben Mikhailov [Lovlur] | Julia Wiener [Yaroslavna] | Reni Penkova [Konchakovna] | Radka Gaeva [Nurse] | Liliana Bareva [Polovtsian Girl] | Chorus and Orchestra of the National Opera Theatre of Sofia | Jerzy Semkov (conductor)

May 4, 2014

Ezio

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Max Emanuel Cencic [Emperor Valentiniano III] | Ann Hallenberg [Fulvia] | Sonia Prina [Ezio] | Mayuko Karasawa [Onoria] | Topi Lehtipuu [Massimo] | Julian Prégardien [Varo] | Il Complesso Barocco | Alan Curtis (conductor)

May 5, 2014

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)

May 6, 2014

Catone in Utica

Antonio Vivaldi

Cecilia Gasdia [Cesare] | Marilyn Schmiege [Marzia] | Susanna Rigacci [Arbace] | Margarita Zimmermann [Emilia] | Lucrezia Lendi [Fulvio] | Ernesto Palacio [Catone] | I Solist Veneti | Claudio Scimione (conductor)

May 7, 2014

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)

May 8, 2014

La fille du régiment

Gaetano Donizetti

Joan Sutherland (soprano) [Marie] | Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Tonio] | Monica Sinclair [La marquise de Berkenfield] | Jules Bruyère [Hortensius] | Spiro Malas [Sulpice] | Eric Garrett [Le caporal] | Edith Coates [La duchesse de Crakentorp] | Alan Jones [Un paysan] | Omar Gorde [Un notaire] | Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | Richard Bonynge (conductor)

May 9, 2014

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

May 10, 2014

Hänsel und Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck

Frederica von Stade [Hänsel] | Ileana Cotrubas [Gretel] | Christa Ludwig [Mother] | Siegmund Nimsgern [Father] | Kiri te Kanawa [Sandman] | Ruth Welting [The Dew Fairy] | Elisabeth Söderström [The Witch] | Children's Chorus of Cologne Opera | Gürzenich Orchestra | John Pritchard (conductor)

May 11, 2014

Die lustige Witwe

Franz Lehár

Felicity Lott (soprano) [Hanna Glawari] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Graf Danilo Danilowitsch] | Elzbieta Szmytka [Valencienne] | John Aler [Camille de Rosillon] | Kurt Azesberger [Viscomte Cascada] | Robert Poulton [Baron Mirko Zeta] | Rudolf Schasching [Raoul de St Brioche] | Stuart MacIntyre [Kromow] | Christopher Parke [Bogdanowitsch] | Howard Quilla Croft [Pritschitsch] | Anna O'Byrne [Grisette 1] | Paula O'Sullivan [Grisette 2] | Philippa Daly [Grisette 3] | Michelle Walton [Grisette 4] | Alison Duguid [Grisette 5] | Joanna Campion [Grisette 6] | Sir Dirk Bogarde [Narrator] | The Glyndebourne Chorus | London Philharmonic Orchestra | Franz Welser-Möst (conductor)

May 12, 2014

I Lombardi alla prima crociata (The Lombards on the First Crusade)

Giuseppe Verdi

Richard Leech [Arvino] | Samuel Ramey [Pagano] | Patricia Racette [Viclinda] | June Anderson [Giselda] | Ildebrando D'Arcangelo [Pirro] | Anthony Dean Griffey [A Prior of Milan] | Yanni Yannissis [Acciano] | Luciano Pavarotti [Oronte] | Jane Shaulis [Sofia] | Metropolitan Opera Chorus [Nuns, priors, cut-throats, soldiers of the Folco Palace, ambassadors of the Persians, Medes, Damascenes & Chaldeans, crusading knights and warriors, pilgrims, Lombard women, women of the harem, virgins] | Metropolitan Opera Orchestra | James Levine (conductor)

May 13, 2014

Samson et Dalila

Camille Saint-Saëns

Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Samson] | Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano) [Dalila] | Alain Fondary [Le Grand-Prêtre de Dagon] | Jean-Philippe Courtis [Abimelech] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Un Vieillard Hébreu] | Christian Papis [Un Messager Philistin] | Daniel Galvez Vallejo [Premier Philistin] | François Harismendy [Deuxiéme Philistin] | Chœurs et Orchestre de l'Opéra-Bastille | Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

May 14, 2014

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)

May 15, 2014

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)

May 16, 2014

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)

May 17, 2014

Titon et l'Aurore

Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt [Titon] | Catherine Napoli [L'Aurore] | Philippe Huttenlocher [Prométhée] | Jennifer Smith (soprano) [Palès] | Anne Monoyios (soprano) [L'Amour] | Ensemble Vocal Françoise Herr | Les Musiciens de Louvre | Marc Minkowski (conductor)

May 18, 2014

Idomeneo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) [Idomeneo] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Idamante] | Sylvia McNair [Ilia] | Hillevi Martinpelto [Elettra] | Nigel Robson [Arbace] | Glenn Winslade [Gran Sacerdote di Nettuno] | Cornelius Hauptmann (bass) [La Voce] | Angela Kazimierczuk [Cretesa 1] | Jonathan Peter Kenny [Cretesa 2] | Philip Salmon [Troiane 1] | Stephen Charlesworth [Troiane 2] | The Monteverdi Choir | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

May 19, 2014

Dardanus

Jean-Philippe Rameau

John Mark Ainsley (tenor) [Dardanus] | Véronique Gens [Iphise] | Laurent Naouri [Anténor] | Mireille Delunsch [Vénus] | Jean-Philippe Courtis [Isménor] | Russell Smythe [Teucer] | Magdalena Kozená [Une Bergère] | Françoise Masset [L'Amour] | Jean-Louis Bindi [Un Phrygien] | Magdalena Kozená [Première Songe] | Alain Lombard (conductor) [Seconde Songe] | Marcos Pujol [Troisième Songe] | Magdalena Kozená [Première Phrygienne] | Françoise Masset [Seconde Phrygienne] | Chour des Musiciens du Louvre | Les Musiciens de Louvre | Marc Minkowski (conductor)

May 20, 2014

Les contes d'Hoffmann

Jacques Offenbach

Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Hoffmann] | Edita Gruberova [Olympia/Antonia/Giulietta] | Claudia Eder [Nicklausse/La Muse] | Andreas Schmidt (baritone) [Lindorf] | Gabriel Bacquier [Coppélius] | James Morris (bass) [Miracle] | Justino Diaz [Dapertutto] | Robert Gambill [Andrès] | Paul Crook [Cochenille/Pitichinaccio] | Michel Sénéchal (bass) [Frantz] | Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) [La voix de la mère d'Antonia] | Robin Leggate [Nathanaël] | Gérard Friedmann [Spalanzani] | Urban Malmberg (bass) [Hermann] | Richard Van Allan [Schlémil] | Kurt Rydl [Luther] | Harald Stamm [Crespel] | Chœurs de Radio France [Esprits invisibles, étudiants, garçons de taverne, invités de Spalanzani, laquais, invitétes de Giulietta] | Orchestre National de France | Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

May 21, 2014

Eugen Onegin

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Rosemarie Lang [Larina] | Mirella Freni (soprano) [Tatjana] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Olga] | Ruthild Engert [Filipjewna] | Thomas Allen (baritone) [Eugen Onegin] | Neil Shicoff [Lenski] | Paata Burchuladze [Fürst Gremin] | Michel Sénéchal (bass) [Triquet] | Jürgen Hartfiel [Ein Hauptmann] | Gunter Emmerlich [Saretzki] | Rundfunkchor Leipzig | Staatskapelle Dresden | James Levine (conductor)

May 22, 2014

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)

May 23, 2014

La Cenerentola

Gioacchino Rossini

Agnes Baltsa [Cenerentola (Angiolina)] | Francisco Araiza [Don Ramiro] | Simone Alaimo [Dandini] | Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) [Don Magnifico] | Carol Malone [Clorinda] | Felicity Palmer (soprano) [Tisbe] | John Del Carlo [Alidoro] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | Academy of St. Martin in the Fields | Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

May 24, 2014

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner

Jon Vickers [Siegmund] | Martti Talvela [Hunding] | Thomas Stewart (baritone) [Wotan] | Gundula Janowitz [Sieglinde] | Régine Crespin (soprano) [Brünnhilde] | Josephine Veasey [Fricka] | Liselotte Rebmann [Gerhilde] | Carlotta Ordassy [Ortlinde] | Ingrid Steger [Waltraute] | Lilo Brockhaus [Schwertleite] | Daniza Mastilovic [Helmwige] | Barbro Ericson [Siegrune] | Cvetka Ahlin [Grimgerde] | Helga Jenckel [Roßweisse] | Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

May 25, 2014

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 26, 2014

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)

May 27, 2014

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)

May 28, 2014

La bohème

Giacomo Puccini

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Rodolfo] | Mirella Freni (soprano) [Mimì] | Elizabeth Harwood (soprano) [Musetta] | Gianni Maffeo (baritone) [Schaunard] | Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass) [Colline] | Rolando Panerai (baritone) [Marcello] | Gernot Pietsch (tenor) [Parpignol] | Michel Sénéchal (bass) [Benoît; Alcindoro] | Hans-Dieter Appelt (bass) [Sergente dei Doganieri] | Hans-Dietrich Pohl (bass) [Doganiere] | Schöneberger Sängerknaben [Urchins, students, children] | Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin [Street vendors, men, women, milkmaids, peasants] | Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

May 29, 2014

Ivan Susanin (A Life for the Tsar)

Mikhail Glinka

Nicola Ghiuselev [Ivan Susanin] | Elena Stoyanova [Antonida] | Hristina Angelakova [Vanja] | Roumen Doikov [Bogdan Sobinin] | Nikolai Stoilov [Russian Soldier] | Angel Petkov [Polish Messenger] | Dimiter Stanchev [Sigizmund the Third] | Bulgarian Television and Radio Mixed Choir [Peasants, Russian volunteers, ladies-in-waiting, Polish knights, soldiers, etc.] | Bulgarian Television and Radio Symphony Orchestra | Ivan Marinov (conductor)

May 30, 2014

Die Hochzeit des Camacho (The Marriage of Camacho)

Felix Mendelssohn

Rosmarie Hoffman (soprano) [Quiteria] | Andrea Ulbrich (mezzo-soprano) [Lucinda] | Scot Weir (tenor) [Basilio] | Huw Rhys-Evans (tenor) [Vivaldo] | Nico van der Meel (tenor) [Camacho] | Waldemar Wild (baritone) [Carrasco] | Urban Malmberg (bass) [Sancho Panza] | Ulrik Cold (bass) [Don Quixote] | Der Junge Chor Aachen | Chor Modus Novus | Anima Eterna | Jos van Immerseel (conductor)

May 31, 2014

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)

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