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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 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)

May 1, 2015

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)

May 2, 2015

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)

May 3, 2015

Carmen

Georges Bizet

Victoria de los Angeles [Carmen] | Nicolai Gedda [Don José] | Janine Micheau [Micaëla] | Ernest Blanc [Escamillo] | Denise Monteil [Frasquita] | Marcelle Croisier [Mercédès] | Monique Linval [Mercédès] | Jean-Christophe Benoit [Le Dancaïr] | Michel Hamel [Le Remendado] | Bernard Plantey [Moralès] | Xavier Depraz [Zuniga] | Chours de la Radiodiffusion Française | Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française | Petits Chanteurs de Versailles | Sir Thomas Beecham (conductor)

May 4, 2015

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)

May 5, 2015

Mefistofele

Arrigo Boito

Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass) [Mefistofele] | Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Faust] | Mirella Freni (soprano) [Margherita] | Nucci Condò [Marta] | Piero de Palma (tenor) [Wagner] | Montserrat Caballé (soprano) [Elena] | Alan Jones [Pantalis] | Robin Leggate [Nereo] | London Opera Chorus | Trinity Boys' Choir | National Philharmonic Orchestra | Oliviero de Fabritiis (conductor)

May 6, 2015

Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf [Die Feldmarschallin] | Otto Edelmann [Der Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau] | Christa Ludwig [Octavian] | Eberhard Wächter [Herr von Faninal] | Teresa Stich-Randall [Sophie] | Ljuba Welitsch [Marianne] | Paul Kuen [Valzacchi] | Kerstin Meyer [Annina] | Nicolai Gedda [Ein Sänger] | Philharmonia Chorus | Loughton High School for Girls & Bancroft's School | Philharmonia Orchestra | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

May 7, 2015

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 8, 2015

Médée

Marc Antoine Charpentier

Jill Feldman [Médée] | Jacques Bona [Créon] | Agnes Mellon [Créuse] | Gilles Ragon [Jason] | Philippe Cantor [Oronte] | Sophie Boulin [Nérine] | Les Arts Florissants Chœurs et Orchestre | William Christie (conductor)

May 9, 2015

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)

May 10, 2015

Anna Bolena

Gaetano Donizetti

Joan Sutherland (soprano) [Anna Bolena] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Enrico VIII] | Jerry Hadley (tenor) [Lord Riccardo Percy] | Susanne Mentzer [Giovanna Seymour] | Bernadette Manca di Nissa [Smeton] | Giorgio Surian [Lord Rochefort] | Ernesto Gavazzi [Sir Hervey] | Chorus of the Welsh National Opera [Cortigiani, dame, paggi, scudieri, cacciatori, sceriffi, guardie] | Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera | Richard Bonynge (conductor)

May 11, 2015

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)

May 12, 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)

May 13, 2015

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)

May 14, 2015

The Tsar's Bride

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Gennady Bezzubenkov [Vasily Stepanovich Sobakin] | Marina Shaguch [Marfa] | Dmitri Hvorostovsky [Grigory Grigoryevich Gryaznoy] | Sergei Alexashkin [Grigory Lukyanovich Malyuta-Skuratov] | Evgeny Akimov [Ivan Sergeyevich Lykov] | Olga Borodina [Lyubasha] | Nikolai Gassiev [Yelisey Bomelius] | Irina Loskutova [Domna Ivanovna Saburova] | Olga Markova-Mikhailenko [Dunyasha] | Lyubov Sokolova [Petrovna] | Yuri Shkliar [Stoker] | Lyudmila Kasjanenko [Serving Girl] | Viktor Vikhrov [Lad] | Kirov Chorus and Orchestra, St. Petersburg | Valery Gergiev (conductor)

May 15, 2015

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 16, 2015

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)

May 17, 2015

Alcina

George Frideric Handel

Renée Fleming (soprano) [Alcina] | Susan Graham [Ruggiero] | Natalie Dessay (soprano) [Morgana] | Kathleen Kuhlmann [Bradamante] | Timothy Robsinson [Oronte] | Laurent Naouri [Melisso] | Juanita Lascarro [Oberto] | Les Arts Florissants | William Christie (conductor)

May 18, 2015

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)

May 19, 2015

Manon

Jules Massenet

Angela Gheorghiu (soprano) [Manon] | Roberto Alagna (tenor) [Le Chevalier Des Grieux] | Earle Patriarco [Lescaut] | José van Dam (baritone) [Le Comte des Grieux] | Gilles Ragon [Guillot de Morfontaine] | Nicolas Rivenq (bass) [De Brétigny] | Anna Maria Panzarella [Poussette] | Sophie Koch (mezzo-soprano) [Javotte] | Susanne Schimmack [Rosette] | Nicolas Cavalllier [L'hôtelier] | Orchestre Symphonique et Chours de la Monnaie | Antonio Pappano (conductor)

May 20, 2015

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)

May 21, 2015

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)

May 22, 2015

Giovanna d'Arco (Joan of Arc)

Giuseppe Verdi

Plácido Domingo [Carlo VII] | Montserrat Caballé [Giovanna] | Sherrill Milnes [Giacomo] | Keith Erwin [Delil] | Robert Lloyd [Talbot] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus [King's officers, villagers, people of Reims, French & English soldiers, blessed spirits, evil spirits, nobles, heralds, pages, young girls, marshals, deputies, knights & ladies, magistrates, halberdiers, guards of honor] | London Symphony Orchestra | James Levine (conductor)

May 23, 2015

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 24, 2015

Hamlet

Ambroise Thomas

Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Hamlet] | June Anderson [Ophélie] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Claudius, Roi du Danemark] | Gregory Kunde [Laërte] | Denyce Graves [La Reine Gertrude] | Jean-Philippe Courtis [Le Spectre] | Gerard Garino [Marcellus] | François Le Roux [Horatio] | Michel Trempot [Polonius] | Thierry Felix [Premier Fossoyeur] | Jean-Pierre Furlan [Second Fossoyeur] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | London Philharmonic Orchestra | Antonio de Almeida (conductor)

May 25, 2015

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Giovanni Paisiello

Dénes Gulyás [Count Almaviva] | Krisztina Laki [Rosina] | József Gregor [Bartolo] | István Gáti (baritone) [Figaro] | Sándor Sólyom-Nagy [Don Basilio] | Csaba Réta [Laddie] | Miklós Mersei [Sprightly] | Gábor Vághelyi [Notary] | Attila Fülöp [Judge] | Hungarian State Orchestra | Adam Fischer (conductor)

May 26, 2015

Agrippina

George Frideric Handel

Sally Bradshaw [Agrippina] | Wendy Hill [Nerone] | Lisa Saffer [Poppea] | Nicholas Isherwood [Claudio] | Drew Minter [Ottone] | Michael Dean [Pallante] | Ralf Popken [Narciso] | Béla Szilágyi [Lesbo] | Gloria Banditelli [Giunone] | Capella Savaria | Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

May 27, 2015

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

May 28, 2015

Le Prophète

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Marilyn Horne [Fidès] | James McCracken [Jean de Leyden] | Renata Scotto (soprano) [Berthe] | Jules Bastin [Le Comte d'Oberthal] | Jerome Hines [Zacharie] | Jean Dupouy [Jonas] | Christian du Plessis [Mathisen] | Oliver Broome [Paysan] | John Noble [Paysan] | Patricia Clark (soprano) [Paysanne] | Shirley Minty [Paysanne] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | Boys Choir, Haberdashers' Aske's School, Elstree | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Henry Lewis (conductor)

May 29, 2015

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)

May 30, 2015

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 31, 2015

L'incoronazione di Poppea

Claudio Monteverdi

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [La Fortuna] | Catherine Bott [La Virtù] | Marinella Pennicchi [Amore] | Sylvia McNair [Poppea] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Ottavia] | Dana Hanchard [Nerone] | Michael Chance (alto) [Ottone] | Francesco Ellero d'Artegna [Seneca] | Catherine Bott [Drusilla] | Bernarda Fink (alto) [Arnalta] | Roberto Balconi [Nutrice] | Mark Tucker (tenor) [Soldato] | Nigel Robson [Soldato] | Mark Tucker (tenor) [Lucano] | Constanze Backes [Valletto] | Marinella Pennicchi [Damigella] | Nigel Robson [Liberto] | Julian Clarkson [Littore] | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

June 1, 2015

Vanessa

Samuel Barber

Christine Brewer (soprano) [Vanessa] | Susan Graham [Erika] | Catherine Wyn-Rogers [The Old Baroness] | William Burden [Anatol] | Neal Davies [The Old Doctor] | Simon Birchall (bass) [Nicholas] | Stephen Charlesworth [Footman] | BBC Singers [Servants, Guests, Peasants] | BBC Symphony Orchestra | Leonard Slatkin (conductor)

June 2, 2015

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)

June 3, 2015

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)

June 4, 2015

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)

June 5, 2015

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)

June 6, 2015

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]

June 7, 2015

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)

June 8, 2015

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)

June 9, 2015

L'elisir d'amore

Gaetano Donizetti

Ileana Cotrubas (soprano) [Adina] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Nemorino] | Sir Geraint Evans [Dulcamara] | Ingvar Wixell [Belcore] | Lillian Watson [Gianetta] | Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | John Pritchard (conductor)

June 10, 2015

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)

June 11, 2015

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)

June 12, 2015

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)

June 13, 2015

Les Boréades (Tragédie en musique)

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Jennifer Smith (soprano) [Alphise, reine de la Bactriane (Alphisa, Queen of Bactria)] | Anne-Marie Rodde (soprano) [Sémire, confidente de la reine (the Queen's confidante)] | Edwige Bourdy (soprano) [Polymnie, muse des chants et de la pantomime (Polyhymnia, Muse of Song and Mime)] | Martine March (soprano) [Une Nymphe] | Philip Langridge (haute-contre) [Abaris, amant d'Alphise (in love with Alphisa)] | John Aler (haute-contre) [Calisis, prétendant d'Alphise, descendante de Borée (suitor to Alphisa, of the line of Boreas)] | Jean-Philippe Lafont (bass) [Borée, dieu des vents du Nord (Boreas, god of the North Wind)] | Gilles Cachemaille (baritone) [Borilée, prétendants d'Alphise, descendants de Borée (suitor to Alphisa, of the line of Boreas)] | François Le Roux (baritone) [Adamas, Grand-prêtre d'Apollon (Hight Priest of Apollo]) | Stephen Varcoe (baritone) [Apollon, dieu de la Lumière (Apollo, god of Light)] | Elizabeth Priday (soprano) [L'Amour (Cupid)] | The Monteverdi Choir [Plaisirs et Grâces; prêtres du temple d'Apollon, peuples (people); les Saisons (Seasons); les Muses; les Zéphyrs; les Heures e les Arts (Hours and Arts); vents souterrains (subterranean winds)] | English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

June 14, 2015

Mitridate

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Giuseppe Sabbatini [Mitridate] | Natalie Dessay (soprano) [Aspasia] | Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano) [Sifare] | Brian Asawa [Farnace] | Sandrine Piau [Ismene] | Juan Diego Flórez (tenor) [Marzio] | Hélène Le Corre [Arbate] | Les Talens Lyriques | Christophe Rousset (conductor)

June 15, 2015

Giustino

George Frideric Handel

Michael Chance (alto) [Giustino] | Dorothea Röschmann (soprano) [Arianna] | Dawn Kotoski [Anastasio] | Juliana Gondek [Fortuna] | Dean Ely [Polidarte] | Jennifer Lane (mezzo-soprano) [Leocasta] | Mark Padmore (tenor) [Vitaliano] | Drew Minter [Amanzio] | Dean Ely [Voce di Dentro] | kammerchor cantamus halle | Freiburg Baroque Orchestra | Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

June 16, 2015

Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

Mirella Freni (soprano) [Cio-cio-san] | Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [B. F. Pinkerton] | Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) [Suzuki] | Robert Kerns (baritone) [Sharpless] | Michel Sénéchal (bass) [Goro] | Marius Rintzler [Il Bonzo] | Elke Schary [Kate Pinkerton] | Giorgio Stendoro [Il principe Yamadori] | Hans Helm [Il commissario imperiale] | Wolfgang Scheider [Lo zio Yakusidè] | Siegfried Rudolf Frese [L'ufficiale del registro] | Evamaria Hurdes [La madre di Cio-cio-san] | Erna Maria Mühlberger [La zia di Cio-cio-san] | Martha Heigl [La cugina di Cio-cio-san] | Vienna State Opera Chorus [Parenti ed amiche di Cio-cio-san; Marinai] | Vienna Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

June 17, 2015

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)

June 18, 2015

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Richard Strauss

Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Der Kaiser] | Julia Varady (soprano) [Die Kaiserin] | Reinhild Runkel [Die Amme] | Albert Dohmen [Der Geisterbote] | José van Dam (baritone) [Barak, der Färber] | Hildegard Behrens (soprano) [Baraks Frau] | Sumi Jo [Die Stimme des Falken] | Robert Gambill [Die Erscheinung eines Jünglings] | Alzbieta Ardam [Eine Stimme von oben] | Eva Lind [Der Hüter der Schwelle] | Gottfried Hornik (bass) [Der Einäugige] | Hans Franzen [Der Einarmige] | Wilfried Gahmlich [Der Bucklige] | Vienna Boys Choir | Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus | Vienna Philharmonic | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

June 19, 2015

Jakobín

Antonin Dvorák

Karel Prusa [Count Vilem of Harasov] | Vaclav Zitek [Bohus of Harasov] | René Tucek [Adolf of Hasarov] | Marcela Machotkova [Julie] | Karel Berman [Filip] | Vilem Pribyl [Jiri] | Beno Blachut [Benda] | Daniela Sounova [Terinka] | Ivana Mixova [Lotinka] | Kantiléna Children's Chorus | The Kühn Mixed Choir | Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra | Jiri Pinkas (conductor)

June 20, 2015

Andrea Chénier

Umberto Giordano

José Carreras (tenor) [Andrea Chénier] | Eva Marton [Maddalena di Coigny] | Giorgio Zancanaro [Carlo Gerard] | Tamara Takács [La Contessa di Coigny] | Tullio Pane [L'Incredibile] | Franco Federici [Jean-Antoine Roucher] | Gábor Vághelyi [Pietro Fleville] | Klára Takács [Bersi] | Istvan Rozsos [L'Abate] | József Gregor [Mathieu] | Éva Farkas [La Vecchia] | Kázmér Sárkány [Dumas] | Tamás Bátor [Antoine Fouquier-Tinville] | János Tóth [Schmidt] | József Moldvai [Maestro di Casa] | Chorus of the Hungarian State Radio and Television | Children's Choir of the Hungarian State Opera | Hungarian State Orchestra | Giuseppe Patanè (conductor)

June 21, 2015

Attila

Giuseppe Verdi

Ruggero Raimondi [Attila] | Sherrill Milnes [Ezio] | Christina Deutekom [Odabella] | Carlo Bergonzi [Foresto] | Ricardo Cassinelli [Uldino] | Jules Bastin [Leone] | Ambrosian Singers [Leaders, kings & soldiers, Huns, Gepids, Ostrogoths, Heruls, Thuringians, Quadi, Druids, priestesses, men & women of Aquileia, Aquileian maidens in warlike dress, Roman officers & soldiers, Roman virgins & children, hermits, slaves] | Finchley Children's Music Group | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Lamberto Gardelli (conductor)

June 22, 2015

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)

June 23, 2015

Dorilla in Tempe

Antonio Vivaldi

Maria-Cristina Kiehr [Dorilla] | John Elwes [Elmiro] | Philippe Cantor [Admeto] | Jean Nirouët [Nomio] | Consuelo Carulli [Eudamia] | Laure Florentin [Filindo] | Chorus of Opera Nice | Ensemble Baroque de Nice | Gilbert Bezzin (conductor)

June 24, 2015

La Favorite

Gaetano Donizetti

Anthony Michaels-Moore [Alphonse XI] | Vesselina Kasarova [Léonor de Guzman] | Abbie Furmansky [Inès] | Ramon Vargas [Fernand] | Carlo Colombara [Balthazar] | Francesco Piccoli [Don Gaspar] | Lorenz Fehenberger [Un seigneur] | Bavarian Radio Chorus | Münchner Rundfunkorchester | Marcello Viotti (conductor)

June 25, 2015

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)

June 26, 2015

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)

June 27, 2015

Genoveva

Robert Schumann

Harald Stamm [Hidulfus; Caspar] | Alan Titus [Siegfried] | Julia Faulkner [Genoveva] | Keith Lewis [Golo] | Renate Behle [Margaretha] | Carl Schultz [Drago] | Johann Tilli [Balthasar] | Hamburg Opera Chorus | Hamburg Philharmonic | Gerd Albrecht (conductor)

June 28, 2015

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)

June 29, 2015

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)

June 30, 2015

Atalanta

George Frideric Handel

Éva Farkas [Atalanta] | Éva Bártfai-Barta [Meleagro] | Éva Lax [Irene] | János Bándi [Aminta] | József Gregor [Nicandro] | László Polgár [Mercury] | Savaria Vocal Ensemble | Capella Savaria | Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

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