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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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September 2, 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)

September 3, 2015

L'Orfeo

Claudio Monteverdi

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) [Orfeo] | Julianne Baird [Euridice] | Lynne Dawson (soprano) [La Musica] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Messaggiera] | Nancy Argenta (soprano) [Ninfa] | Mary Nichols [Speranza] | John Tomlinson [Caronte/Sprito III] | Diana Montague (alto) [Proserpina] | Willard White [Plutone] | Mark Tucker (tenor) [Pastore I/Eco] | Nigel Robson [Pastore II/Apollo] | Michael Chance (alto) [Pastore III] | Simon Birchall (bass) [Pastore IV] | Howard Milner [Spirito I] | Nicolas Robertson [Spirito II] | The Monteverdi Choir [Coro di ninfe e pastori; Coro di spiriti] | The English Baroque Soloists | His Majestie's Sagbutts & Cornetts | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

September 4, 2015

Scylla et Glaucus

Jean-Marie Leclair

Donna Brown [Scylla] | Howard Crook (tenor) [Glaucus] | Rachel Yakar (soprano) [Circé] | Catherine Dubosc (soprano) [Dorine] | Françoise Golfier [L'Amour] | Agnes Mellon [Vénus] | Renè Schirrer [Licas] | Elisabeth Vidal (soprano) [Témire] | Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor) [Un Propetide] | Nicolas Robertson [Un Propetide] | Philip Salmon [Un berger] | Richard Stuart (baritone) [Un Silvain] | Francis Dudziak [Un Silvain] | Francis Dudziak [Hécate] | The Monteverdi Choir | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

September 5, 2015

Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Il Duca di Mantova] | Vladimir Chernov [Rigoletto] | Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Gilda] | Roberto Scandiuzzi (bass) [Sparafucile] | Denyce Graves [Maddalena] | Jane Shaulis [Giovanna] | Ildebrando D'Arcangelo [Il Conte di Monterone] | Dwayne Croft [Marullo] | Paul Groves [Borsa Matteo] | Yannis Yannissis [Il Conte di Ceprano] | Heidi Grant Murphy [La Contessa di Ceprano] | Robert Maher [Usciere di corte] | Elyssa Lindner [Paggio della Duchessa] | The Metropolitan Opera Chorus [Cavalieri,Dame, Paggi, Alabardieri] | The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra | James Levine (conductor)

September 6, 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)

September 7, 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)

September 8, 2015

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)

September 9, 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)

September 10, 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)

September 11, 2015

Tosca

Giacomo Puccini

Leontyne Price [Tosca] | Franco Corelli [Cavaradossi] | Cornell MacNeil [Scarpia] | Norman Scott [Angelotti] | Ezio Flagello [Sacristan] | Paul Franke [Spoletta] | George Cehanovsky [Sciarrone] | Alan Fischer [Shepherd] | Roald Reitan [Jailer] | Metropolitan Opera | Kurt Adler (conductor) | [Live Saturday matinee radio broadcast, Apr 7, 1962]

September 12, 2015

Hérodiade

Jules Massenet

Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Salomé] | Nadine Denize (mezzo-soprano) [Hérodiade] | Martine Olmeda [Une jeune Babylonienne] | Ben Heppner (tenor) [Jean] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Hérode] | José van Dam (baritone) [Phanuel] | Marcel Vanaud [Vitellius] | Jean-Philippe Courtis [Le Grand Prêtre] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt [Une voix dans le temple] | Chour et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse | Michel Plasson (conductor)

September 13, 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)

September 14, 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)

September 15, 2015

Aida

Giuseppe Verdi

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

September 16, 2015

Dardanus

Jean-Philippe Rameau

John Mark Ainsley (tenor) [Dardanus] | Véronique Gens [Iphise] | Laurent Naouri [Anténor] | Mireille Delunsch [Vénus] | Jean-Philippe Courtis [Isménor] | Russell Smythe [Teucer] | Magdalena Kozená [Une Bergère] | Françoise Masset [L'Amour] | Jean-Louis Bindi [Un Phrygien] | Magdalena Kozená [Première Songe] | Alain Lombard (conductor) [Seconde Songe] | Marcos Pujol [Troisième Songe] | Magdalena Kozená [Première Phrygienne] | Françoise Masset [Seconde Phrygienne] | Chour des Musiciens du Louvre | Les musiciens du Louvre | Marc Minkowski (conductor)

September 17, 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)

September 18, 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)

September 19, 2015

Die Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Marcos Fink [Sarastro] | Daniel Behle [Tamino] | Marlis Petersen [Pamina] | Anna-Kristina Kaappola [Königin der Nacht] | Daniel Schmutzhard [Papageno] | Sunhae Im [Papagena] | Kurt Azesberger [Monostatos] | Konstantin Wolff [Sprecher; Zweiter Priester; Zweiter Geharnischter] | Inga Kalna [Erste Dame] | Anna Grevelius [Zweite Dame] | Isabelle Druet [Dritte Dame] | Alois Mühlbacher [Erster Knabe] | Christoph Schlögl [Zweiter Knabe] | Philipp Pötzlberger [Dritter Knabe] | Joachim Buhrmann [Erster Priester] | Magnus Staveland [Erster Geharnischter] | René Möller; Clemens-Maria Nuszbaumer; Christian Koch [3 Sklaven] | RIAS Kammerchor | Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin | René Jacobs (conductor)

September 20, 2015

Don Quichotte

Jules Massenet

Teresa Berganza (mezzo-soprano) [La belle Dulcinée] | José van Dam (baritone) [Don Quichotte] | Alain Fondary [Sancho Pança] | Isabelle Vernet [Pedro] | Marie-Ange Todorovitch [Garcias] | Christian Papis [Rodriguez] | Nicolas Rivenq (bass) [Juan] | Jean-Claude Barbier [Le chef des bandits] | Chour et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse | Michel Plasson (conductor)

September 21, 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)

September 22, 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)

September 23, 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)

September 24, 2015

Mefistofele

Arrigo Boito

Samuel Ramey (bass) [Mefistofele] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Faust] | Eva Marton [Margherite; Elena] | Sergio Tedesco [Wagner] | Tamara Takács [Marta] | Éva Farkas [Pantalis] | Antal Pataki [Nereo] | Hungaroton Opera Chorus [Celestial host; Mystic Chorus; Cherubim; Penitents; Promenaders; Crossbow Shooters; Huntsmen; Students; Countrymen; Townsfolk; Burghers; Witches; Warlocks; Corytides; Sirens; Dorids; Coryphaie; Warriors | Hungarian State Orchestra | Nyiregyházi Boys' Choir | Giuseppe Patanè (conductor)

September 25, 2015

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)

September 26, 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)

September 27, 2015

Thésée

Jean-Baptiste Lully

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

September 28, 2015

Amadigi

George Frideric Handel

Nathalie Stutzmann [Amadigi di Gaula] | Jennifer Smith (soprano) [Oriana] | Eiddwen Harrhy [Melissa] | Bernarda Fink (alto) [Dardano] | Bertin Pascal [Orgando] | Les musiciens du Louvre | Marc Minkowski (conductor)

September 29, 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)

September 30, 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)

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