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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 1, 2015

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)

April 2, 2015

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)

April 3, 2015

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)

April 4, 2015

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)

April 5, 2015

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)

April 6, 2015

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)

April 7, 2015

Rusalka

Antonin Dvorák

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)

April 8, 2015

I Vespri Siciliani

Giuseppe Verdi

Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Elena] | Chris Merritt [Arrigo] | Giorgio Zancanaro [Monforte] | Ferruccio Furlanetto [Procida] | Gloria Banditelli [Ninetta] | Ernesto Gavazzi [Danieli] | Enzo Capuano [Bethune] | Francesco Musinu [Vaudemont] | Paolo Barbacini [Tebaldo] | Marco Chingari [Roberto] | Ferrero Poggi [Manfredo] | Coro del Teatro alla Scala [Sicilian men and women, French soldiers] | Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Riccardo Muti (conductor)

April 9, 2015

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)

April 10, 2015

La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini

Licia Albanese [Mimì] | Carlo Bergonzi [Rodolfo] | Laurel Hurley [Musetta] | Mario Sereni [Marcello] | Norman Scott [Colline] | Clifford Harvuot [Schaunard] | Ezio Flagello [Benoit] | Robert Nagy [Parpignol; Officer] | Lorenzao Alvary [Alcindoro] | Calvin Marsh [Sergeant] | Metropolitan Opera | Thomas Schippers (conductor) | [Live Saturday matinee radio broadcast, Feb 15, 1958]

April 11, 2015

Les Indes Galantes

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Claron McFadden [Hébé; Zima] | Jérôme Corréas [Bellone; Alidoro] | Isabelle Poulenard [L'Amour; Phani] | Nicolas Rivneq [Osman; Adario] | Miriam Ruggeri [Émilie] | Howard Crook [Valère; Damon] | Bernard Delétré [Huascar; Don Alvar] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt [Don Carlos; Tacmas] | Sandrine Piau [Zaïre] | Noémi Rime [Fatime] | Les Arts Florissants Chœurs et Orchestre | William Christie (conductor)

April 12, 2015

Werther

Jules Massenet

Roberto Alagna (tenor) [Werther] | Angela Gheorghiu (soprano) [Charlotte] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Albert] | Patricia Petibon (soprano) [Sophie] | Jean-Philippe Courtis [Le Bailli] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt [Schmidt] | Jean-Marie Fremeau [Johann Faust] | Pierre Dupont [Brühlmann] | Sophie Boulanger [Kätchen] | James Savage-Hanford [Hans] | Kirsty Gifford [Gretel] | Christopher Waine [Karl] | Sally Cannon [Clara] | Joel Gunger [Max] | Sarah Baillie [Fritz] | Tiffin Children's Choir [Les Enfants] | London Symphony Orchestra | Antonio Pappano (conductor)

April 13, 2015

Maometto Secondo

Gioachino Rossini

June Anderson [Anna Erisso] | Margarita Zimmermann [Calbo] | Ernesto Palacio [Paolo Erisso] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Maometto] | Laurence Dale [Condulmiero; Selimo] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | Philharmonia Orchestra | Claudio Scimione (conductor)

April 14, 2015

Les contes d'Hoffmann

Jacques Offenbach

Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Hoffmann] | Edita Gruberova [Olympia/Antonia/Giulietta] | Claudia Eder [Nicklausse/La Muse] | Andreas Schmidt (baritone) [Lindorf] | Gabriel Bacquier [Coppélius] | James Morris (bass) [Miracle] | Justino Diaz [Dapertutto] | Robert Gambill [Andrès] | Paul Crook [Cochenille/Pitichinaccio] | Michel Sénéchal (bass) [Frantz] | Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) [La voix de la mère d'Antonia] | Robin Leggate [Nathanaël] | Gérard Friedmann [Spalanzani] | Urban Malmberg (bass) [Hermann] | Richard Van Allan [Schlémil] | Kurt Rydl [Luther] | Harald Stamm [Crespel] | Chœurs de Radio France [Esprits invisibles, étudiants, garçons de taverne, invités de Spalanzani, laquais, invitétes de Giulietta] | Orchestre National de France | Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

April 15, 2015

La sonnambula

Vincenzo Bellini

Joan Sutherland (soprano) [Amina] | Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Elvino] | Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass) [Rodolfo] | Isobel Buchanan [Lisa] | John Tomlinson [Alessio] | Piero de Palma (tenor) [Notaro] | Della Jones [Teresa] | London Opera Chorus | National Philharmonic Orchestra | Richard Bonynge (conductor)

April 16, 2015

Das Rheingold

Richard Wagner

James Morris (bass) [Wotan] | Siegfried Lorenz [Donner] | Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano) | Siegfried Jerusalem [Loge] | Ekkehard Wlaschiha [Alberich] | Heinz Zednik (tenor) [Mime] | Kurt Moll [Fasolt] | Jan-Hendrik Rootering [Fafner] | Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) [Fricka] | Mari Anne Häggander [Freia] | Birgitta Svendén [Erda] | Hei-Kyung Hong [Woglinde] | Diane Kesling [Wellgunde] | Meredith Parsons [Flosshilde] | The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra | James Levine (conductor)

April 17, 2015

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)

April 18, 2015

La traviata

Giuseppe Verdi

Edita Gruberova [Violetta Valéry] | Patricia Spence [Flora Bervoix] | Monica Bacelli [Annina] | Neil Shicoff [Alfredo Germont] | Giorgio Zancanaro [Giorgio Germont] | Kim Begley [Gastone, Visconte de Létorières] | Peter Sidhom [Barone Douphol] | David Barrell [Marchese d'Obigny] | Alastaire Miles [Dottore Grenvil] | Peter Bronder [Giuseppe, servo di Violetta] | Fabrizio Visentin [Domestico di Flora] | Nicholas Folwell [Commissionario] | Ambrosian Singers [Signori e signore; Amici di Violetta e Flora; Mattadore; Piccadori e zingare | London Symphony Orchestra | Carlo Rizzi (conductor)

April 19, 2015

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)

April 20, 2015

Così fan tutte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) [Fiordiligi] | Anne Murray (mezzo-soprano) [Dorabella] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Guglielmo] | Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor) [Ferrando] | Marie McLaughlin [Despina] | Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass) [Don Alfonso] | Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus | Vienna Philharmonic | James Levine (conductor)

April 21, 2015

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)

April 22, 2015

Eugen Onegin

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Rosemarie Lang [Larina] | Mirella Freni (soprano) [Tatjana] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Olga] | Ruthild Engert [Filipjewna] | Thomas Allen (baritone) [Eugen Onegin] | Neil Shicoff [Lenski] | Paata Burchuladze [Fürst Gremin] | Michel Sénéchal (bass) [Triquet] | Jürgen Hartfiel [Ein Hauptmann] | Gunter Emmerlich [Saretzki] | Rundfunkchor Leipzig | Staatskapelle Dresden | James Levine (conductor)

April 23, 2015

Fidelio

Ludwig van Beethoven

Hildegard Behrens (soprano) [Leonore] | Peter Hofmann (tenor) [Florestan] | Hans Sotin [Rocco] | Theo Adam (bass) [Don Pizarro] | Sona Ghazarian [Marzelline] | David Kuebler [Jaquino] | Gwynne Howell [Don Fernando] | Robert Johnson [Erster Gefangener] | Philip Kraus [Zweiter Gefangener] | Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

April 24, 2015

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)

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)

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