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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.

 

Upcoming broadcasts

September 30, 2016

Schwanda der Dudelsachpfeifer (Schwanda the Bagpiper)

Jaromír Weinberger

Hermann Prey (baritone) [Schwanda] | Lucia Popp [Dorotka] | Siegfried Jerusalem [Babinsky] | Gwendolyn Killebrew [Königin] | Alexander Malta (bass) [Magier] | Siegmund Nimsgern [Teufel] | Karl Kreile [Richter] | Albert Gassner [Scharfrichter] | Heinrich Weber [Famulus] | Georg Baumgartner [Hauptmann] | Anton Rosner [Landsknecht] | Peter Lika (baritone) [Landsknecht] | Münchner Rundfunkorchester | Bavarian Radio Chorus | Heinz Wallberg (conductor)

October 1, 2016

I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Vincenzo Bellini

Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Romeo] | Edita Gruberova [Giulietta] | Gwynne Howell [Capellio] | Dano Raffanti [Tebaldo] | John Tomlinson [Lorenzo] | Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | Riccardo Muti (conductor)

October 2, 2016

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)

October 3, 2016

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)

October 4, 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)

October 5, 2016

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)

October 6, 2016

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)

October 7, 2016

La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi

Ileana Cotrubas [Violetta Valéry] | Stefania Malagú [Flora Bervoix] | Helena Jungwirth [Annina] | Plácido Domingo [Alfredo Germont] | Sherrill Milnes [Giorgio Germont] | Walter Gullino [Gastone | Giuseppe] | Bruno Grella [Barone Douphol] | Alfredo Giacomotti [Marchese d'Obigny] | Giovanni Foiani [Dottor Grenvil] | Paul Friess [Flora's servant] | Paul Winter [Messenger] | Bavarian State Opera Chorus [Lady and gentlemen friends of Violetta & Flora, servants of Violetta & Flora, maskers] | Bavarian State Opera Orchestra | Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

October 8, 2016

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)

October 9, 2016

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)

October 10, 2016

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)

October 11, 2016

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)

October 12, 2016

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)

October 13, 2016

Salome

Richard Strauss

Horst Hiestermann [Herodes] | Leonie Rysanek [Herodias] | Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Salome] | Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone) [Jochanaan] | Clemens Bieber [Narraboth] | Marianne Rorholm [Der Page der Herodias] | Uwe Peper [Erster Jude] | Karl-Ernst Mercker [Zweiter Jude] | Peter Maus [Dritter Jude] | Warren Mok [Vierter Jude] | Manfred Röhrl [Fünfter Jude] | Friedrich Molsberger [Erster Nazarener] | Ralf Lukas [Zweiter Nazarener] | William Murray [Erster Soldat] | Bengt Rundgren [Zweiter Soldat] | Klaus Lang [Ein Kappadozier] | Aimée Willis [Ein Sklave] | Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin | Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)

October 14, 2016

Ivan Susanin (A Life for the Tsar)

Mikhail Glinka

Nicola Ghiuselev [Ivan Susanin] | Elena Stoyanova [Antonida] | Hristina Angelakova [Vanja] | Roumen Doikov [Bogdan Sobinin] | Nikolai Stoilov [Russian Soldier] | Angel Petkov [Polish Messenger] | Dimiter Stanchev [Sigizmund the Third] | Bulgarian Television and Radio Mixed Choir [Peasants, Russian volunteers, ladies-in-waiting, Polish knights, soldiers, etc.] | Bulgarian Television and Radio Symphony Orchestra | Ivan Marinov (conductor)

October 15, 2016

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)

October 16, 2016

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)

October 17, 2016

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)

October 18, 2016

Hippolyte et Aricie

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Véronique Gens [Aricie] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt [Hippolyte] | Bernarda Fink (alto) [Phèdre] | Russell Smythe [Thésée] | Thérèse Feighan [Diane] | Annick Massis [L'Amour] | Laurent Naouri [Pluton/Neptune/Jupiter] | Florence Katz [Onone] | Jean-Lous Georgel [Mercure/Arcas] | Luc Coadou [Tisiphone] | Jean-Louis Meunier [Parque] | Jacques-François Loiseleur des Longchamps [Parque] | Jérôme Varnier [Parque] | Monique Simon [La Grande-Prêtresse] | Stephan Van Dyck [Un Suivant de l'Amour] | Kiyoko Okada [Une Prêtresse] | Meredith Hall [Une Chasseresse] | Ensemble Vocal Sagittarius [Nymphes de Diane, habitants de la forêt, suivants de l'Amour, prêtresses de Diane, divinités infernales, Trézéniens, matelots, chasseurs et chasseresses, bergers et bergères] | Les musiciens du Louvre | Marc Minkowski (conductor)

October 19, 2016

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Richard Wagner

James King [Walther von Stolzing] | Pilar Lorengar [Eva] | Shirley Love [Magdalene] | Loren Driscoll [David] | Ezio Flagello [Pogner] | Benno Kusche [Beckmesser] | Theo Adam [Hans Sachs] | Charles Anthony [Vogelgesang] | Robert Goodloe [Nachtigall] | Donald Gramm [Kothner] | Russell Christopher [Ortel] | Robert Schmorr [Zorn] | Gabor Carelli [Moser] | Rod MacWherter [Eisslinger] | Louis Sgarro [Foltz] | James Morris [Schwarz] | Clifford Harvuot [Night Watchman] | Metropolitan Opera | Thomas Schippers (conductor) | [Live recording from Met radio broadcast of Jan 15, 1972]

October 20, 2016

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)

October 21, 2016

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)

October 22, 2016

Norma

Vincenzo Bellini

Maria Callas [Norma] | Mario Filippeschi [Pollione] | Ebe Stignani [Adalgisa] | Nicola Rossi-Lemeni [Oroveso] | Paolo Caroli [Flavio] | Rina Cavallari [Clotilde] | Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Tullio Serafin (conductor)

October 23, 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)

October 24, 2016

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)

October 25, 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)

October 26, 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)

October 27, 2016

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)

October 28, 2016

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)

October 29, 2016

Lohengrin

Richard Wagner

Kurt Moll [Heinrich der Vogler (Henry the Fowler)] | Siegfried Jerusalem [Lohengrin] | Cheryl Studer [Elsa von Brabant] | Hartmut Welker [Friedrich von Telramund] | Waltraud Meier [Ortrud] | Andreas Schmidt [The King's Herald] | Bojidar Nikolov [Nobleman of Brabant] | Franz Kasemann [Nobleman of Brabant] | Claudio Otelli [Nobleman of Brabant] | Peter Koves [Nobleman of Brabant] | Amy-Linda Domaracki [Page] | Ingrid Sieghart [Page] | Senta Fischer [Page] | Elisabeth Mach [Page] | Vienna State Opera Chorus [Saxon and Thuringian counts and nobles | Brabantine counts and nobles, noblewomen, pages, vassals, ladies, serfs] | Vienna Philharmonic | Claudio Abbado (conductor)

October 30, 2016

Roland

Jean-Baptiste Lully

Nicolas Testé [Roland] | Anna-Maria Panzarella [Ang!lique] | Olivier Dumait [Médor] | Monique Zanetti [Témire] | Robert Getchell [Astolfe] | Saomé Haller [La fée principale, Logistille] | Evgueniy Alexiev [Ziliante | Demogorgon | Un suivant d'Angélique] | Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro [Un insulaire | Tersandre] | Anders. J. Dahlin [Un insulaire | Un suivant d'Angélique | Coridon, un pâtre]] | Marie-Hélène Essade [Un amante contente | Une suivante d'Angélique | Une postourelle] | Delphine Gillot [Une suivante d'Angélique | Une amante contente, La Gloire] | Les Talens Lyriques | Christophe Rousset (conductor)

October 31, 2016

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)

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