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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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February 9, 2016

Rusalka

Antonin Dvořák

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)

February 10, 2016

Iphigénie en Tauride

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Christine Goerke (soprano) [Iphigénie] | Rodney Gilfry [Oreste] | Vinson Cole [Pylade] | Stephen Salters [Thoas] | Sharon Baker [First Priestess | Greek Woman] | Jayne West [Second Priestess | Diana] | Mark Andrew Cleveland [A Scythian] | Mark Risinger [Minister of Thoas] | Boston Baroque Chorus [Priestesses, Scythians, Eumenides, and Greeks] | Boston Baroque Orchestra | Martin Pearlman (conductor)

February 11, 2016

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)

February 12, 2016

Thésée

Jean-Baptiste Lully

Howard Crook [Thésée] | Laura Pudwell [Medée] | Ellen Hargis [Æglé] | Harry van der Kamp [Ægée] | Suzie LeBlanc [Cleone] | Mireille Lebel [Dorine | Venus | Une autre Bergere] | Amanda Forsythe [La Grande Prestresse de Minerve | Minerve | Olivier Laquerre [Arcas] | Marc Molomot [Bachus | Un Vieillard | Un Berger] | Marek Rzepka [Mars | Un Combattant] | Aaron Engebreth [Un Plaisir | Un Jeux] | Aaron Sheehan [Un autre Plaisir | Un Jeux | Un Vieillard] | Yulia Van Doren [Cerés | Une Bergere] | Teresa Wakim [Cerés | Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus | Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs (Musical Directors)

February 13, 2016

Hippolyte et Aricie (Tragédie en musique)

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Mark Padmore (tenor) [Hippolyte, fils de Thésée (Hippolytus, son of Theseus)] | Anna-Maria Panzarella (soprano) [Aricie (Aricia)] | Lorraine Hunt (mezzo-soprano) [Phèdre, femme de Thésée, belle-mère d'Hippolyte (Phaedra, wife of Theseus, stepmother of Hippolytus)] | Laurent Naouri (bass) [Thésée (Theseus)] | Eirian James (mezzo-soprano) [Diane (Diana)] | Gaëlle Méchaly (soprano) [L'Amour (Cupid) | Une Matelote (A sailor girl)] | Nathan Berg (bass) [Jupiter | Pluton (Pluto) | Neptune] | Paul Agnew (tenor) [Un Amour (A cupid)] | Patricia Petibon (soprano) [Une Prêtresse (A priestess) | Une Bergère (A shepherdess)] | Mireille Delunsch (soprano) [La Grande Prêtresse (The High Priestess) | Une Chasseresse (A huntress)] | Katalin Károlyi (mezzo-soprano) [Œnone, confidente de Phèdre (Oenone, confidant of Phaedra)] | Yann Beuron (tenor) [Arcas, confidente de Thésée (Arcas, confidant of Theseus) | Mercure] | François Piolino (tenor) [Tisiphone, une Furie (Tisiphone, a Fury)] | Christopher Josey (tenor) [Première Parque (First Fate)] | Matthieu Lécroart (bass) [Deuxième Parque (Second Fate)] | Bertrand Bontoux (bass) Troisième Parque (Third Fate)] | David Le Monnier (baritone) [Un Chasseur (A hunter)] | Les Arts Florissants | William Christie (conductor)

February 14, 2016

Tristan und Isolde

Richard Wagner

Thomas Moser [Tristan] | Deborah Voigt [Isolde] | Petra Lang [Brangäne] | Peter Weber [Kurwenal] | Robert Holl [König Marke] | Markus Nieminen [Melot] | Michael Roider [Ein Hirt] | In-Sung Sim [Ein Steuermann] | John Dickie [Ein junger Seemann] | Vienna State Opera Chorus | Vienna State Opera Orchestra | Christian Thielemann (conductor)

February 15, 2016

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)

February 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

February 17, 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)

February 18, 2016

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)

February 19, 2016

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)

February 20, 2016

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)

February 21, 2016

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)

February 22, 2016

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)

February 23, 2016

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]

February 24, 2016

Khovanshchina

Modest Mussorgsky

Aage Haugland (bass) [Prince Ivan Khovansky] | Vladimir Atlantov [Prince Andrei Khovansky] | Vladimir Popov [Prince Vasili Golitsyn] | Anatolij Kotscherga [Shaklovity] | Paata Burchuladze [Dosifei] | Marjana Lipovsek (alto) [Marfa] | Brigitte Poschner-Klebel [Susanna] | Heinz Zednik (tenor) [Scribe] | Joanna Borowska [Emma] | Wilfried Gahmlich [Kuzka] | Peter Köves [Strelyets] | Goran Simic [Strelyets] | Peter Köves [Varsonofiev] | Bojidar Nikolov [Confidant of Golitsyn] | Bojidar Nikolov [Streshnev] | Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus | Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Bratislava | Vienna Boys Choir | Vienna State Opera Orchestra | Claudio Abbado (conductor)

February 25, 2016

Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

Leontyne Price (soprano) [Cio-cio-san] | Rosalind Elias (mezzo-soprano) [Suzuki] | Richard Tucker (tenor) [B. F. Pinkerton] | Anna di Stasio (mezzo-soprano) [Kate Pinkerton] | Philip Maero (baritone) [Sharpless] | Piero de Palma (tenor) [Goro] | Robert Kerns (baritone) [Il principe Yamadori] | Virgilio Carbonari (bass) [Il Bonzo] | Arturo La Porta (baritone) [Il commissario imperiale] | Mario Rinaudo (bass) [L'ufficiale del registro] | Leo Pudis (bass) [Lo zio Yakusidè] | Fernanda Cadoni (mezzo-soprano) [La madre di Cio-cio-san] | Gianna Lollini (soprano) [La zia di Cio-cio-san] | Silvia Bertona (soprano) [La cugina di Cio-cio-san] | Orchestra e coro RCA Italiana | Erich Leinsdorf (conductor)

February 26, 2016

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)

February 27, 2016

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)

February 28, 2016

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)

February 29, 2016

Lucio Silla

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Anthony Rolfe-Johnson [Lucio Silla] | Lella Cuberli [Giunia] | Anne Murray [Cecilio] | Britt-Marie Aruhn [Cinna] | Christine Barbaux [Celia] | Ad van Baasbank [Aufidio] | Orchestre et Chœurs du Théatre Royal de la Monnaie | Sylvain Cambreling (conductor)

March 1, 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)

March 2, 2016

Le nozze di Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Count Almaviva] | Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) [Countess Almaviva] | Dawn Upshaw (soprano) [Susanna] | Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass) [Figaro] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Cherubino] | Tatiana Troyanos [Marcellina] | Paul Plishka [Bartolo] | Anthony Lacuira [Basilio] | Michael Forest [Don Curzio] | Renato Capecchi [Antonio] | Heidi Grant [Barbarina] | Joyce Guyer [Contadina] | Stella Zambalis [Contadina] | The Metropolitan Opera Chorus | The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra | James Levine (conductor)

March 3, 2016

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)

March 4, 2016

I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Vincenzo Bellini

Anna Netrebko [Giulietta] | Elína Garanca [Romeo] | Tiziano Bracci [Capellio] | Joseph Calleja [Tebaldo] | Robert Gleadow [Lorenzo] | Vienna Singakademie | Vienna Symphony Orchestra | Fabio Luisi (conductor)

March 5, 2016

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)

March 6, 2016

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)

March 7, 2016

Aida

Giuseppe Verdi

Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) [King of Egypt] | Elena Obraztsova (mezzo-soprano) [Amneris] | Katia Ricciarelli (soprano) [Aida] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Radamès] | Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass) [Ramfis] | Leo Nucci (baritone) [Amonasro] | Piero de Palma (tenor) [Messenger] | Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Claudio Abbado (conductor)

March 8, 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)

March 9, 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)

March 10, 2016

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)

March 11, 2016

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)

March 12, 2016

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner

Mariinsky Orchestra | Valery Gergiev (conductor) | Jonas Kaufmann [Siegmund] | Mikhail Petrenko [Hunding] | René Pape [Wotan] | Anja Kampe [Sieglinde] | Nina Stemme [Brünnhilde] | Ekaterina Gubanova [Fricka] | Zhanna Dombrovskaya [Gerhilde] | Irina Vasilieva [Ortlinde] | Natalia Evstafieva [Waltraute] | Lyudmila Kanunnkova [Schwertleite] | Tatiana Kravtsova [Helmwige] | Ekaterina Sergeeva [Siegrune] | Anna Kiknadze [Grimgerde] | Elena Vitman [Roßweiße]

March 13, 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)

March 14, 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)

March 15, 2016

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)

March 16, 2016

Un Ballo in Maschera

Giuseppe Verdi

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Riccardo] | Renato Bruson [Renato] | Margaret Price [Amelia] | Christa Ludwig [Ulrica] | Kathleen Battle [Oscar] | Peter Weber [Silvano] | Robert Lloyd [Samuel] | Malcolm King [Tom] | Alexander Oliver [Un Giudice] | Peter Hall [Un Servo d'Amelia] | London Opera Chorus [Deputies, officers, sailors, guards, men and women of the people, gentlemen, followers of Samuel and Tom, servants, maskers and dancing couples] | Royal College of Music Junior Department Chorus | National Philharmonic Orchestra | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

March 17, 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)

March 18, 2016

Les Indes galantes (Opéra-ballet) ]The Gallant Indies]

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Gerda Hartman (soprano) [Hébé] | Philippe Huttenlocher (bass) [Bellone] | Jennifer Smith (soprano) [L'Amour (Cupid)] | Gerda Hartman (soprano) [Émilie] | Philippe Huttenlocher (bass) [Osman] | Louis Devos (tenor) [Valère] | Jennifer Smith (soprano) [Phani] | Louis Devos (tenor) [Carlos] | Philippe Huttenlocher (bass) [Huascar] | Philippe Huttenlocher (bass) [Ali] | John Elwes (tenor) [Tacmas] | Gerda Hartman (soprano) [Zaïre] | Jennifer Smith (soprano) [Fatime] | John Elwes (tenor) [Adario] | Louis Devos (tenor) [Damon] | Jennifer Smith (soprano) [Zima] | Philippe Huttenlocher (bass) [Don Alvar] | Ensemble vocal À Cœur Joie de Valence | Orchestre Jean-François Paillard, Valence | Jean-François Paillard (conductor)

March 19, 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)

March 20, 2016

Die Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Kurt Moll [Sarastro] | Peter Schreier [Tamino] | Margaret Price [Pamina] | Luciana Serra [Königin der Nacht] | Makael Melbye [Papageno] | Maria Venuti [Papagena] | Theo Adam [Sprecher] | Armin Ude [Sprecher] | Marie McLaughlin [Erste Dame] | Anne Murray [Zweite Dame] | Hanna Schwarz [Dritte Dame] | Robert Tear [Monostatos] | Frank Höher [Erster Knabe] | Michael Diedrich [Zweiter Knabe] | Friedemann Klos [Dritter Knabe] | Reiner Goldberg [Erster Geharnischter] | Heinz Reeh [Zweiter Geharnischter] | Rundfunkchor Leipzig | Staatskapelle Dresden | Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

March 21, 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)

March 22, 2016

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)

March 23, 2016

Anna Bolena

Gaetano Donizetti

Maria Callas [Anna Bolena] | Giulietta Simionato [Giovanna Seymour] | Nicola Rossi-Lemeni [Enrico VIII] | Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) [Lord Riccardo Percy] | Gabriella Carturan [Smeton] | Luigi Rumbo [Sir Hervey] | Plinio Clabassi [Lord Rochefort] | Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Gianandrea Gavazzeni (conductor)

March 24, 2016

Maskarade

Carl Nielsen

Aage Haugland (bass) [Jeronimus] | Susanne Resmark [Magdelone] | Gert-Henning Jensen [Leander] | Bo Skovhus [Henrik] | Michael Kristensen [Arv] | Kurt Ravn [Leonard] | Henriette Bonde-Hansen [Leonora] | Marianne Rorholm [Pernille] | Christian Christiansen (bass) [Tutor] | Johan Reuter [Nightwatchman] | Johan Reuter [Master of the Masquerade] | Bo Anker Hansaen [Doorman] | The Danish National Radio Choir | The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra | Ulf Schirmer (conductor)

March 25, 2016

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)

March 26, 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)

March 27, 2016

Der Traumgörge

Alexander von Zemlinsky

David Kuebler [Görge] | Patricia Racette [Gertraud] | Iride Martinez [Grete] | Andreas Schmidt (baritone) [Hans] | Zelotes Edmund Toliver [Der Müller] | Julian Rodescu [Der Pastor] | Susan Anthony [Die Prinzessin] | Machiko Obata [Eine Traumstimme] | Michael Volle [Kaspar] | Lothar Odinius [Züngl] | Zelotes Edmund Toliver [Mathes] | Natalie Karl [Marei] | John C. Pierce [Ein Wirt] | Machiko Obata [Eine Wirtin] | Julian Rodescu [Ein Bauer] | Opernchor der Hochschule für Musik Köln [Burschen und Mädchen, Dorfleute, Traumstimmen, Bauern, Kinder] | Gürzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker | James Conlon (conductor)

March 28, 2016

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)

March 29, 2016

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)

March 30, 2016

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)

March 31, 2016

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)

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