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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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March 3, 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)

March 4, 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)

March 5, 2015

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)

March 6, 2015

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)

March 7, 2015

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)

March 8, 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 Boys Choir | James Levine (conductor)

March 9, 2015

La Wally

Alfredo Catalani

Eva Marton [Wally] | Francesco Ellero d'Artegna [Stromminger] | Alan Titus [Vincenzo Gellner] | Francisco Araiza [Giuseppe, servo di Violetta] | Birgit Calm [Afra] | Julie Kaufmann [Walter] | Michele Pertusi [Il Pedone] | Bavarian Radio Chorus | Münchner Rundfunkorchester | Pinchas Steinberg (conductor)

March 10, 2015

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)

March 11, 2015

La Juive

Jacques-François-Fromental-Élie Halévy

José Carreras (tenor) [Eléazar] | Julia Varady (soprano) [Rachel] | Dalmacio Gonzales [Léopold] | June Anderson [La Princesse Eudoxie] | Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass) [Le Cardinal de Brogni] | René Massis [Ruggiero] | Renè Schirrer [Albert] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | Philharmonia Orchestra | Antonio de Almeida (conductor)

March 12, 2015

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)

March 13, 2015

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)

March 14, 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)

March 15, 2015

Amadigi

George Frideric Handel

Nathalie Stutzmann [Amadigi di Gaula] | Jennifer Smith (soprano) [Oriana] | Eiddwen Harrhy [Melissa] | Bernarda Fink (alto) [Dardano] | Bertin Pascal [Orgando] | Les musiciens du Louvre | Marc Minkowski (conductor)

March 16, 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)

March 17, 2015

Scylla et Glaucus

Jean-Marie Leclair

Donna Brown [Scylla] | Howard Crook (tenor) [Glaucus] | Rachel Yakar (soprano) [Circé] | Catherine Dubosc (soprano) [Dorine] | Françoise Golfier [L'Amour] | Agnes Mellon [Vénus] | Renè Schirrer [Licas] | Elisabeth Vidal (soprano) [Témire] | Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor) [Un Propetide] | Nicolas Robertson [Un Propetide] | Philip Salmon [Un berger] | Richard Stuart (baritone) [Un Silvain] | Francis Dudziak [Un Silvain] | Francis Dudziak [Hécate] | The Monteverdi Choir | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

March 18, 2015

Aida

Giuseppe Verdi

Fernando Corena [The King of Egypt] | Giulietta Simionato [Amneris] | Renata Tebaldi [Aida] | Carlo Bergonzi [Radamés] | Arnold van Mill [Ramfis] | Cornell MacNeil [Amonasro] | Piero de Palma [A Messenger] | Eugenia Ratti [A Priestess] | Vienna Singverein [Priests, priestesses, ministers, soldiers, captains, Ethiopian slaves & prisoners, Egyptian people, etc.] | Vienna Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

March 19, 2015

Don Quichotte

Jules Massenet

Teresa Berganza (mezzo-soprano) [La belle Dulcinée] | José van Dam (baritone) [Don Quichotte] | Alain Fondary [Sancho Pança] | Isabelle Vernet [Pedro] | Marie-Ange Todorovitch [Garcias] | Christian Papis [Rodriguez] | Nicolas Rivenq (bass) [Juan] | Jean-Claude Barbier [Le chef des bandits] | Chour et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse | Michel Plasson (conductor)

March 20, 2015

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)

March 21, 2015

Adriana Lecouvreur

Francesco Cilea

Renata Scotto (soprano) [Adriana Lecouvreur] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Maurizio] | Sherill Milnes [Michonnet] | Elena Obraztsova (mezzo-soprano) [La Principessa di Bouillon] | Giancarlo Luccardi [Il Principe di Bouillon] | Florindo Andreoli [L'Abate di Chazeuil] | Lillian Watson [Mlle. Jouvenot] | Anne Murray (mezzo-soprano) [Mlle. Dangeville] | Paul Crook [Poisson] | Paul Hudson [Quinault] | Paul Crook [Un Maggiordomo] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | Philharmonia Orchestra | James Levine (conductor)

March 22, 2015

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Richard Wagner

Robert Holl (bass) [Hans Sachs] | Emily Magee [Eva] | Peter Seiffert [Walther von Stolzing] | Endrik Wottrich [David] | Matthias Hòlle [Veit Pogner] | Bernhard Schneider [Kunz Vogelgesang] | Roman Trekel [Konrad Nachtigal] | Andreas Schmidt (baritone) [Sixtus Beckmesser] | Hans-Joachim Ketelsen [Fritz Kothner] | Torsten kerl [Balthasar Zorn] | Peter Maus [Ulrich Eisslinger] | Helmut Pampuch [Augustin Moser] | Sándor Sólyom-Nagy [Hermann Ortel] | Alfred Reiter [Hans Schwarz] | Jyrki Korhonen [Hans Foltz] | Birgitta Svendén [Magdalene] | Kwangchul Youn [A Night Watchman] | Chor un Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele | Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

March 23, 2015

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)

March 24, 2015

Guillaume Tell

Gioachino Rossini

Gerald Finley [Guillaume Tell] | Marie-Nicole Lemieux [Hedwige] | Elena Xanthoudakis [Jemmy] | Malin Byström [Mathilde] | John Osborn [Arnold] | Frédéric Caton [Melchtal] | Matthew Rose [Walter] | Carlo Cigni [Gesler] | Carlos Bosi [Rodolphe] | Celso Albelo [Ruodi] | Dawid Kimberg [Leuthold] | Davide Malvestio [Hunstman] | Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome | Antonio Pappano (conductor)

March 25, 2015

Simon Boccanegra

Giuseppe Verdi

Piero Cappuccilli [Simon Boccanegra] | Mirella Freni [Maria Boccanegra] | Nicolai Ghiaurov [Jacopo Fiesco] | José Carreras [Gabriele Adorno] | José van Dam [Paolo Albiani] | Giovanni Foiani [Pietro Fleville] | Antonio Savastano [Un capitano dei balestrieri] | Maria Fausta Gallamini [Un'ancella di Amelia] | Coro del Teatro alla Scala [Soldiers, sailors, populace, senators, the Doge's court] | Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Claudio Abbado (conductor)

March 26, 2015

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)

March 27, 2015

Dalibor

Bedrich Smetana

Ivan Kusnher [Vladislav] | Leo Marian Vodicka [Dalibor] | Vratislav Kriz [Budivoj] | Jiri Kalendovsky [Benes] | Miroslav Kopp [Vítek] | Eva Urbanová [Milada] | Jirina Markova [Jitka] | Bohuslav Marsik [Judge] | Chorus of the Prague National Theatre | Orchestra of the Prague National Theatre | Zdenek Kosler (conductor)

March 28, 2015

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)

March 29, 2015

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)

March 30, 2015

Il pastor fido (The faithful shepherd)

George Frideric Handel

Lucy Crowe [Amarilli] | Anna Dennis [Mirtillo] | Katherine Manley [Eurilla] | Madeleine Shaw [Dorinda] | Clint van der Linde [Silvio] | Lisandro Abadie [Tirenio] | La Nuova Musica | David Bates (conductor)

March 31, 2015

L'incoronazione di Dario

Antonio Vivaldi

John Elwes [Dario] | Gerard Lesne [Statira] | Henri Ledroit [Argene] | Michel Verschaeve [Niceno] | Isabelle Poulenard [Alinda] | Agnes Mellon [Oronte] | Isabelle Poulenard [Arpago] | Dominique Visse [Flora Bervoix] | John Elwes [Le Fantôme de Ciro] | Michel Verschaeve [L'Oracle d'Apollo] | Ensemble Baroque de Nice | Gilbert Bezzin (conductor)

April 1, 2015

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)

April 2, 2015

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)

April 3, 2015

Parsifal

Richard Wagner

James Morris (bass) [Amfortas] | Jan-Hendrik Rootering [Titurel] | Kurt Moll [Gurnemanz] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Parsifal] | Ekkehard Wlaschiha [Klingsor] | Jessye Norman (soprano) [Kundry] | The Metropolitan Opera Chorus [Knights of the Grail; Esquires; Flower Maidens; Voice from Above; Youths and Boys] | The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra | James Levine (conductor)

April 4, 2015

Louise

Gustave Charpentier

Beverly Sills (soprano) [Louise] | Nicolai Gedda [Julien] | Mignon Dunn [La mère] | José van Dam (baritone) [La père] | Éliane Lublin [Irma] | Christiane Chateau [Camille] | Sonia Nigoghossian [Élise] | Marie Bertola [Marguerite] | Martine Surais [Gertrude] | Claude Vierne [La première] | Carla Rutili [Madeleine] | Mireille Laurent [L'apprentie] | Elya Weismann [Blanche] | Maria Mella [Suzanne] | Martyn Hill [Le noctambule] | Jacques Mars [Le chiffonier] | Jean-Jacques Doumène [Le bricoleur] | Chœur et Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opera de Paris | Julius Rudel (conductor)

April 5, 2015

Motezuma

Antonio Vivaldi

Vito Priante [Motezuma] | Marijana Mijanovic [Mitrena] | Roberta Invernizzi (soprano) [Teutile] | Maite Beaumont [Fernando] | Romina Basso [Ramiro] | Inga Kalna [Asprano] | Il Complesso Barocco | Alan Curtis (conductor)

April 6, 2015

La Damnation de Faust

Hector Berlioz

Richard Leech (tenor) [Faust] | Gilles Cachemaille (bass) [Méphistophélès] | Françoise Pollet [Marguerite] | Michel Philippe [Brander] | Chours de l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal | Orchestre symphonique de Montréal | Charles Dutoit (conductor)

April 7, 2015

Rusalka

Antonin Dvorák

Renée Fleming [Rusalka] | Ben Heppner [The Prince] | Franz Hawlata [The Water goblin (Vodník)] | Dolora Zajick [Ježibaba] | Eva Urbanová [The foreign princess (Cizí knezna)] | Ivan Kusnher [The Gamekeeper (Hajný); A Huntsman (Lovec)] | Zdena Kloubová [The Turnspit (Kuchtík)] | Lívia Aghová [Wood Nymph (Lesní žínky)] | Dana Buresová [Wood Nymph (Lesní žínky)] | Hana Minutillo [Wood Nymph (Lesní žínky)] | The Kühn Mixed Choir [The Prince's entourage, Guests, Water nymphs] | Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

April 8, 2015

I Vespri Siciliani

Giuseppe Verdi

Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Elena] | Chris Merritt [Arrigo] | Giorgio Zancanaro [Monforte] | Ferruccio Furlanetto [Procida] | Gloria Banditelli [Ninetta] | Ernesto Gavazzi [Danieli] | Enzo Capuano [Bethune] | Francesco Musinu [Vaudemont] | Paolo Barbacini [Tebaldo] | Marco Chingari [Roberto] | Ferrero Poggi [Manfredo] | Coro del Teatro alla Scala [Sicilian men and women, French soldiers] | Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Riccardo Muti (conductor)

April 9, 2015

Maria Stuarda

Gaetano Donizetti

Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra] | Edita Gruberova [Maria Stuarda, Regina di Scozia] | Iris Vermillion (mezzo-soprano) [Anna Kennedy] | Francisco Araiza [Roberto, Conte di Leicester] | Simone Alaimo [Lord Guglielmo Cecil] | Francesco Ellero d'Artegna [Giorgio Talbot, Conte di Shrewsbury] | Bavarian Radio Chorus | Munich Radio Orchestra | Giuseppe Patanè (conductor)

April 10, 2015

La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini

Licia Albanese [Mimì] | Carlo Bergonzi [Rodolfo] | Laurel Hurley [Musetta] | Mario Sereni [Marcello] | Norman Scott [Colline] | Clifford Harvuot [Schaunard] | Ezio Flagello [Benoit] | Robert Nagy [Parpignol; Officer] | Lorenzao Alvary [Alcindoro] | Calvin Marsh [Sergeant] | Metropolitan Opera | Thomas Schippers (conductor) | [Live Saturday matinee radio broadcast, Feb 15, 1958]

April 11, 2015

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)

April 12, 2015

Werther

Jules Massenet

Roberto Alagna (tenor) [Werther] | Angela Gheorghiu (soprano) [Charlotte] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Albert] | Patricia Petibon (soprano) [Sophie] | Jean-Philippe Courtis [Le Bailli] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt [Schmidt] | Jean-Marie Fremeau [Johann Faust] | Pierre Dupont [Brühlmann] | Sophie Boulanger [Kätchen] | James Savage-Hanford [Hans] | Kirsty Gifford [Gretel] | Christopher Waine [Karl] | Sally Cannon [Clara] | Joel Gunger [Max] | Sarah Baillie [Fritz] | Tiffin Children's Choir [Les Enfants] | London Symphony Orchestra | Antonio Pappano (conductor)

April 13, 2015

La Cenerentola

Gioachino 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)

April 14, 2015

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)

April 15, 2015

La sonnambula

Vincenzo Bellini

Joan Sutherland (soprano) [Amina] | Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Elvino] | Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass) [Rodolfo] | Isobel Buchanan [Lisa] | John Tomlinson [Alessio] | Piero de Palma (tenor) [Notaro] | Della Jones [Teresa] | London Opera Chorus | National Philharmonic Orchestra | Richard Bonynge (conductor)

April 16, 2015

Das Rheingold

Richard Wagner

James Morris (bass) [Wotan] | Siegfried Lorenz [Donner] | Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano) | Siegfried Jerusalem [Loge] | Ekkehard Wlaschiha [Alberich] | Heinz Zednik (tenor) [Mime] | Kurt Moll [Fasolt] | Jan-Hendrik Rootering [Fafner] | Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) [Fricka] | Mari Anne Häggander [Freia] | Birgitta Svendén [Erda] | Hei-Kyung Hong [Woglinde] | Diane Kesling [Wellgunde] | Meredith Parsons [Flosshilde] | The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra | James Levine (conductor)

April 17, 2015

Serse (Xerxes)

George Frideric Handel

Judith Malafronte [Serse (Xerxes)] | Jennifer Smith (soprano) [Romilda] | Lisa Milne (soprano) [Atalanta] | Susan Bickley [Amastre] | Brian Asawa [Arsamene] | David Thomas [Elviro] | Dean Ely [Ariodate] | Hanover Band and Chorus | Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

April 18, 2015

La traviata

Giuseppe Verdi

Edita Gruberova [Violetta Valéry] | Patricia Spence [Flora Bervoix] | Monica Bacelli [Annina] | Neil Shicoff [Alfredo Germont] | Giorgio Zancanaro [Giorgio Germont] | Kim Begley [Gastone, Visconte de Létorières] | Peter Sidhom [Barone Douphol] | David Barrell [Marchese d'Obigny] | Alastaire Miles [Dottore Grenvil] | Peter Bronder [Giuseppe, servo di Violetta] | Fabrizio Visentin [Domestico di Flora] | Nicholas Folwell [Commissionario] | Ambrosian Singers [Signori e signore; Amici di Violetta e Flora; Mattadore; Piccadori e zingare | London Symphony Orchestra | Carlo Rizzi (conductor)

April 19, 2015

Lucia di Lammermoor

Gaetano Donizetti

Joan Sutherland (soprano) [Lucia] | Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Edgardo] | Sherill Milnes [Enrico] | Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass) [Raimondo] | Ryland Davies [Arturo] | Huguette Tourangeau [Alisa] | Pier Francesco Poli [Normanno] | Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | Richard Bonynge (conductor)

April 20, 2015

Così fan tutte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) [Fiordiligi] | Anne Murray (mezzo-soprano) [Dorabella] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Guglielmo] | Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor) [Ferrando] | Marie McLaughlin [Despina] | Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass) [Don Alfonso] | Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus | Vienna Philharmonic | James Levine (conductor)

April 21, 2015

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)

April 22, 2015

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)

April 23, 2015

Fidelio

Ludwig van Beethoven

Hildegard Behrens (soprano) [Leonore] | Peter Hofmann (tenor) [Florestan] | Hans Sotin [Rocco] | Theo Adam (bass) [Don Pizarro] | Sona Ghazarian [Marzelline] | David Kuebler [Jaquino] | Gwynne Howell [Don Fernando] | Robert Johnson [Erster Gefangener] | Philip Kraus [Zweiter Gefangener] | Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

April 24, 2015

Les Huguenots

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Ghylaine Raphanel [Marguerite de Valois] | Françoise Pollet [Valentine] | Danielle Borst [Urbain] | Richard Leech (tenor) [Raoul de Nangis] | Gilles Cachemaille (bass) [Le Comte de Nevers] | Boris Martinovic [Le Comte de Saint-Bris] | Nicola Ghiuselev [Marcel] | Jean-Luc Maurette [De Tavannes] | Christian Jean [De Cossé/Bois Roé/Un Moine] | Marc Barrard (baritone) [De Thoré] | Antoine Garcin [De Retz] | Herve Martin [De Meru/Un Moine/Un Archer] | Christian Boulay [Maurevert/Un Moine] | Chours de l'Opéra de Montpellier | Orchestre Philharmonique de Montpellier | Cyril Diederich (conductor)

April 25, 2015

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 [Bianca] | London Symphony Orchestra | Lorin Maazel (conductor)

April 26, 2015

Ottone in villa

Antonio Vivaldi

Sonia Prina [Ottone] | Julia Lezhneva [Caio Silio] | Verónica Cangemi [Cleonilla] | Roberta Invernizzi [Tullia] | Topi Lehtipuu [Decio] | Il Giardino Armonico | Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

April 27, 2015

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)

April 28, 2015

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Gioachino Rossini

Jerry Hadley (tenor) [Il Conte d'Almaviva] | Bruno Praticò [Bartolo] | Susanne Mentzer [Rosina] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Figaro] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Basilio] | Josè Fardilha [Fiorello] | Mauro Utzeri [Ambrogio; Ufficiale] | Amelia Felle [Berta] | Coro e Orchestra della Toscana | Gianluigi Gelmetti (conductor)

April 29, 2015

Aroldo

Giuseppe Verdi

Neil Shicoff [Aroldo] | Carol Vaness [Mina] | Anthony Michaels-Moore [Egberto] | Roberto Scandiuzzi [Briano] | Julian Gavin [Godvino] | Sergio Spina [Enrico] | Marina Comparato [Elena] | Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino [Knight-crusaders, ladies & gentlemen of Kent, squires, pages, heralds, huntsmen, Saxons, Scottish peasants] | Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino | Fabio Luisi (conductor)

April 30, 2015

Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto

George Frideric Handel

Ann Hallenberg [Tolomeo] | Karina Gauvin [Seleuce] | Pietro Spagnoli [Araspe] | Anna Bonitatibus [Elisa] | Romina Basso [Alessandro] | Il Complesso Barocco | Alan Curtis (conductor)

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