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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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November 24, 2014

Fedora

Umberto Giordano

Magda Olivero [La Principessa Fedora Romazoff] | Mario del Monaco [Il Conte Loris Ipanoff] | Tito Gobbi [M. de Siriex] | Leonardo Monreale [Lorek] | Lucia Cappellino [La Contessa Olga Sukarev] | Virgilio Carbonari (bass) [Boroff] | Silvio Maionica [Grech] | Piero de Palma (tenor) [Il Barone Rouvel] | Peter Binder [Cirillo] | Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) [Dimitri] | Ricardo Cassinelli [Désiré] | Athos Cesarini [Sergio] | Leonardo Monreale [Nicola] | Aron Bokatti [Michele] | Sergio Caspari [Un piccolo Savoiardo] | Pascal Rogé [Boleslao Lazinski] | Chœur de l'Opéra de Monte Carlo | Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo | Lamberto Gardelli (conductor)

November 25, 2014

Zaide

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Lynn Dawson [Zaide] | Hans Peter Blochwitz [Gomatz] | Olaf Bär [Allazim] | Herbert Lippert [Sultan Soliman] | Christopher Purves [Osmin] | The Academy of Ancient Music | Paul Goodwin (conductor)

November 26, 2014

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)

November 27, 2014

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)

November 28, 2014

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)

November 29, 2014

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)

November 30, 2014

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)

December 1, 2014

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)

December 2, 2014

Tannhäuser

Richard Wagner

Torsten Kerl [Tannhäuser] | Camilla Nylund [Elisabeth] | Michelle Breedt [Venus] | Markus Eiche [Wolfram von Eschenbach] | Lothar Odinius [Wlather von der Vogelweide] | Thomas Jesatko [Biterolf] | Stefan Heibach [Heinrich der Schreiber] | Rainer Zuan [Reinmar von Zweter] | Kwangchul Youn [Landgraf Hermann] | Katja Stuber [A Young Shepher] | Bayreuth Festival Orchestra | Bayreuth Festival Chorus | Axel Kober (conductor)

December 3, 2014

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)

December 4, 2014

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)

December 5, 2014

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)

December 6, 2014

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)

December 7, 2014

Il trovatore

Giuseppe Verdi

Giorgio Zancanaro [Il Conte di Luna] | Rosalind Plowright [Leonora] | Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo-soprano) [Azucena] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Manrico (Il trovatore)] | Evgeny Nesterenko [Ferrando] | Anna di Stasio (mezzo-soprano) [Ines] | Walter Gullino [Ruiz] | Alfredo Giacomotti [Un vecchio zingaro] | Aldo Verrecchia [Un messo] | Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia [Seguaci] | Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia | Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)

December 8, 2014

The Two Widows

Bedrich Smetana

Jana Jonasova (soprano) [Karolina Zaleska] | Marcela Machotkova [Anezka Miletinska] | Miroslav Svejda (tenor) [Ladislav Podhajsky] | Dalibor Jedlicka [Mumlal] | Alfred Hampel (tenor) [Tonik] | Daniela Sounova [Lidunka] | Prague Radio Chorus | Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra | Jaroslav Krombholc (conductor)

December 9, 2014

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)

December 10, 2014

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)

December 11, 2014

Œdipe à Colone

Antonio Sacchini

François Loup [Œdipe] | Nathalie Paulin [Antigone] | Robert Getchell [Polynice] | Tony Boutté [Thésée] | Kirsten Blaise [Eriphile] | Kara Morgan [Une Athénienne] | Jonathan Kimple [Grand Prêtre] | Jason Kaminski [Un Hérault] | Philip Cave [Un Coryphée] | Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus | Ryan Brown (conductor)

December 12, 2014

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)

December 13, 2014

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)

December 14, 2014

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)

December 15, 2014

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)

December 16, 2014

Fidelio

Ludwig van Beethoven

Birgit Nilsson [Leonore] | Jon Vickers [Florestan] | Laurel Hurley [Marzelline] | Charles Anthony [Jaquino] | Oskar Czerwenka [Rocco] | Hermann Uhde [Don Pizarro] | William Olvis [First Prisoner] | Calvin Marsh [Second Prisoner] | Don Fernando [Giorgio Tozzi] | Metropolitan Opera | Karl Böhm (conductor) | [Live recording from Met radio broadcast of Feb 13, 1960]

December 17, 2014

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)

December 18, 2014

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)

December 19, 2014

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)

December 20, 2014

Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria

Claudio Monteverdi

Dominique Visse [L'Umana Fragilità] | Michael Schopper [Tempo] | Martina Bovet [Amore] | Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo-soprano) [Fortuna] | Christoph Pregardien (tenor) [Ulisse] | Bernarda Fink (alto) [Penelope] | Christina Högman [Telemaco] | Martyn Hill [Eumete] | Jocelyne Taillon [Ericlea] | Mark Tucker (tenor) [Anfinomo] | David Thomas [Antinoo] | Guy de Mey (tenor) [Iro] | Faridah Subrata [Melanto] | Jörg Dürgmüller [Eurimaco] | Olivier Lallouette [Giove] | Claron McFadden [Giunone] | Francesca Congiu [Naiadi] | Elisabeth Scholl [Nereidi] | Concerto Vocale | René Jacobs (conductor)

December 21, 2014

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)

December 22, 2014

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)

December 23, 2014

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)

December 24, 2014

Alzira

Giuseppe Verdi

Slobodan Stankovic [Alvaro] | Paolo Gavanelli [Gusmano] | Jovo Reljin [Ovando] | Ramón Vargas [Zamoro] | Wolfgang Barta [Ataliba] | Marina Mescheriakova [Alzira] | Jana Iliev [Zuma] | Torsten Kerl [Otumbo] | Chœur du Grand Théâtre de Genève [Spanish officers and soldiers, South American men and women] | Orchestre de la Suisse Romande | Fabio Luisi (conductor)

December 25, 2014

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Gioachino Rossini

Thomas Allen (baritone) [Figaro] | Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Rosina] | Francisco Araiza [Il Conte d'Almaviva] | Domenico Trimarchi [Bartolo] | Robert Lloyd (bass) [Basilio] | Sally Burgess [Berta] | Matthew Best [Fiorello] | John Noble [Ufficiale] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | Academy of St. Martin in the Fields | Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

December 26, 2014

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)

December 27, 2014

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)

December 28, 2014

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)

December 29, 2014

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)

December 30, 2014

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)

December 31, 2014

Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Wolfgang Brendel [Gabriel von Eisenstein] | Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) [Rosalinde] | Tom Krause [Frank] | Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo-soprano) [Prinz Orlofsky] | Richard Leech (tenor) [Alfred] | Olaf Bär (baritone) [Dr. Falke] | Anton Wendler [Dr. Blind] | Edita Gruberova [Adele] | Karin Göttling [Ida] | Otto Schenk [Frosch] | Vienna State Opera Chorus | Vienna Philharmonic | André Previn (conductor)

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