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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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January 30, 2015

Così fan tutte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Renée Fleming (soprano) [Fiordiligi] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Dorabella] | Olaf Bär (baritone) [Guglielmo] | Frank Lopardo (tenor) [Ferrando] | Adelina Scarabelli [Despina] | Michele Pertusi [Don Alfonso] | London Voices [Soldiers, servants, mariners] | Chamber Orchestra of Europe | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

January 31, 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)

February 1, 2015

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)

February 2, 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)

February 3, 2015

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)

February 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)

February 5, 2015

Rodelinda

George Frideric Handel

Sophie Danemann [Rodelinda] | Daniel Taylor [Bertarido] | Adrian Thompson [Grimoaldo] | Catherine Robbin [Eduige] | Robin Blaze [Unulfo] | Christopher Purves [Garibaldo] | Raglan Baroque Players | Nicholas Kraemer

February 6, 2015

Der Freischütz

Carl Maria von Weber

René Kollo (tenor) [Max] | Hildegard Behrens (soprano) [Agathe] | Peter Meven [Kaspar] | Helen Donath [Ännchen] | Hermann Sapell [Kilian] | Raimund Grumbach [Kuno] | Kurt Moll [Eremit] | Wolfgang Brendel [Ottokar] | Rolf Boysen [Samiel] | Irmgard Lampert [Brautjungfern 1] | Adelheid Schiller [Brautjungfern 2] | Erika Rüggeberg [Demoiselle d'honneur 1] | Renate Freyer [Demoiselle d'honneur 2] | Theodor Nicolai [Ein Jäger] | Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra | Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

February 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)

February 8, 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)

February 9, 2015

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)

February 10, 2015

Un Ballo in Maschera

Giuseppe Verdi

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Riccardo] | Renato Bruson [Renato] | Margaret Price [Amelia] | Christa Ludwig [Ulrica] | Kathleen Battle [Oscar] | Peter Weber [Silvano] | Robert Lloyd [Samuel] | Malcolm King [Tom] | Alexander Oliver [Un Giudice] | Peter Hall [Un Servo d'Amelia] | London Opera Chorus [Deputies, officers, sailors, guards, men and women of the people, gentlemen, followers of Samuel and Tom, servants, maskers and dancing couples] | Royal College of Music Junior Department Chorus | National Philharmonic Orchestra | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

February 11, 2015

Tiefland

Eugene d'Albert

Paul Schöffler | Oskar Czerwenka | Gré Brouwenstijn | Judith Hellwig | Ruth Nixa | Kerttu Metsälä | Dodi Protero | Eberhard Wächter | Hans Hopf | Waldemar Kmentt | Vienna State Opera Chorus | Vienna Symphony Orchestra | Rudolf Moralt (conductor)

February 12, 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)

February 13, 2015

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)

February 14, 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)

February 15, 2015

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)

February 16, 2015

Die tote Stadt

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

René Kollo (tenor) [Paul] | Carol Neblett (soprano) [Marietta/Apparition of Marietta] | Benjamin Luxon (baritone) [Frank] | Rose Wagemann (mezzo-soprano) [Brigitta] | Hermann Prey (baritone) [Fritz Kothner] | Gabriele Fuchs (soprano) [Juliette] | Patricia Clark (soprano) [Lucienne] | Anton de Ridder (tenor) [Gaston] | Anton de Ridder (tenor) [Victorin] | Willi Brokmeier (tenor) [Count Albert] | Tölzer Knabenchor | Münchner Rundfunkorchester | Erich Leinsdorf (conductor)

February 17, 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)

February 18, 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)

February 19, 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)

February 20, 2015

Madama Butterfly

Giacomo Puccini

Leontyne Price (soprano) [Cio-cio-san] | Rosalind Elias (mezzo-soprano) [Suzuki] | Richard Tucker (tenor) [B. F. Pinkerton] | Anna di Stasio (mezzo-soprano) [Kate Pinkerton] | Philip Maero (baritone) [Sharpless] | Piero de Palma (tenor) [Goro] | Robert Kerns (baritone) [Il principe Yamadori] | Virgilio Carbonari (bass) [Il Bonzo] | Arturo La Porta (baritone) [Il commissario imperiale] | Mario Rinaudo (bass) [L'ufficiale del registro] | Leo Pudis (bass) [Lo zio Yakusidè] | Fernanda Cadoni (mezzo-soprano) [La madre di Cio-cio-san] | Gianna Lollini (soprano) [La zia di Cio-cio-san] | Silvia Bertona (soprano) [La cugina di Cio-cio-san] | Orchestra e coro RCA Italiana | Erich Leinsdorf (conductor)

February 21, 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)

February 22, 2015

Falstaff

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Taddei [Sir John Falstaff] | Rolando Panerai [Ford] | Francisco Araiza [Fenton] | Piero de Palma [Dr. Cajus] | Heinz Zednik [Bardolfo] | Federico Davia [Pistola] | Raina Kabaivanska [Mrs. Alice Ford] | Janet Perry [Nannetta] | Trudeliese Schmidt [Mrs. Meg Page] | Christa Ludwig [Mrs. Quickly] | Vienna State Opera Chorus | Vienna Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

February 23, 2015

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)

February 24, 2015

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)

February 25, 2015

Il turco in Italia

Gioachino Rossini

Michele Pertusi [Selim] | Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano) [Donna Fiorilla] | Alessandro Corbelli [Don Geronio] | Ramon Vargas [Don Narciso] | Roberto de Candia (baritone) [Poeta] | Laura Polverelli [Zaida] | Francesco Piccoli [Albazar] | Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

February 26, 2015

Giulio Cesare

George Frideric Handel

Beverly Sills (soprano) [Cleopatra] | Norman Treigle [Giulio Cesare] | Maureen Forrestser [Cornelia] | Beverly Wolff [Sextus] | Spiro Malas [Ptolemy] | Dominic Cossa [Achillas] | Michael Devlin [Nirenus] | William Beck [Curio] | New York City Opera Chorus | New York City Opera Orchestra | Julius Rudel (conductor)

February 27, 2015

Tosca

Giacomo Puccini

Mirella Freni (soprano) [Floria Tosca] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Mario Cavaradossi] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Il barone Vitellio Scarpia] | Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone) [Cesare Angelotti] | Anthony Lacuira [Spoletta] | Angelo Veccia [Un sagrestano] | Ralf Lukas [Sciarrone] | Bryan Secombe [Un carceriere] | Lee Tiernan [Un pastore] | Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | Children's Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | Philharmonia Orchestra | Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)

February 28, 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)

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