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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 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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