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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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December 9, 2016

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)

December 10, 2016

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 11, 2016

Dalibor

Bedrich Smetana

Ivan Kusnher [Vladislav] | Leo Marian Vodicka [Dalibor] | Vratislav Kriz [Budivoj] | Jiri Kalendovsky [Benes] | Miroslav Kopp [Vítek] | Eva Urbanová [Milada] | Jirina Markova [Jitka] | Bohuslav Marsik [Judge] | Chorus of the Prague National Theatre | Orchestra of the Prague National Theatre | Zdenek Kosler (conductor)

December 12, 2016

La Pietra del Paragone

Gioachino Rossini

José Carreras (tenor) [Giocondo] | Beverly Wolff (mezzo-soprano) [Marchesina Clarice] | Elaine Bonazzi [Baronessa Aspasia] | Anne Elgar [Donna Fulvia] | John Reardon [Conte Asdrubale] | Andrew Foldi [Macrobio] | Justino Diaz [Pacuvio] | Raymond Murcell [Fabrizio] | The Clarion Concerts Orchestra and Chorus | Newell Jenkins (conductor)

December 13, 2016

La finta giardiniera

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Thomas Moser [Don Anchise] | Edita Gruberova [La Marchesa Violante Onesti/Sandrina] | Uwe Heilmann [Il Contino Belfiore] | Charlotte Margiono [Arminda] | Monica Bacelli [Il Cavalier Ramiro] | Dawn Upshaw (soprano) [Serpetta] | Anton Scharinger [Roberto/Nardo] | Concentus Musicus Wien | Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

December 14, 2016

The Golden Cockerel

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Artur Eisen [King Dodon] | Arkadiy Mishenkin [Prince Gvidon] | Vladimir Redkin (baritone) [Prince Afron] | Nikolaï Nizinenko [Commander Voyevoda Polkan] | Nina Gaponova [Housekeeper Amelfa] | Oleg Biktimirov [The Astrologer] | Elena Brileva [Queen of Shemakha] | Irena Udalova [The Golden Cockerel] | Chorus of the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow [Boyars, Soldiers, Warriors, Crowd, Slaves, Guards] | Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow | Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)

December 15, 2016

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)

December 16, 2016

Rusalka

Antonin Dvořák

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)

December 17, 2016

Turandot

Giacomo Puccini

Joan Sutherland [Turandot] | Luciano Pavarotti [Calaf] | Montserrat Caballé [Liù] | Nicolai Ghiaurov [Timur] | Peter Pears [L'Imperatore Altoum] | Tom Krause [Ping] | Pier Francesco Poli [Pang | Il Principe di Persia] | Piero de Palma [Pong] | Sabin Markov [Un Mandarino] | John Alldis Choir | Wandsworth Boys' Choir | London Philharmonic Orchestra | Zubin Mehta (conductor)

December 18, 2016

Giustino

George Frideric Handel

Michael Chance (alto) [Giustino] | Dorothea Röschmann (soprano) [Arianna] | Dawn Kotoski [Anastasio] | Juliana Gondek [Fortuna] | Dean Ely [Polidarte] | Jennifer Lane (mezzo-soprano) [Leocasta] | Mark Padmore (tenor) [Vitaliano] | Drew Minter [Amanzio] | Dean Ely [Voce di Dentro] | kammerchor cantamus halle | Freiburg Baroque Orchestra | Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

December 19, 2016

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 20, 2016

Die Hochzeit des Camacho (The Marriage of Camacho)

Felix Mendelssohn

Rosmarie Hoffman (soprano) [Quiteria] | Andrea Ulbrich (mezzo-soprano) [Lucinda] | Scot Weir (tenor) [Basilio] | Huw Rhys-Evans (tenor) [Vivaldo] | Nico van der Meel (tenor) [Camacho] | Waldemar Wild (baritone) [Carrasco] | Urban Malmberg (bass) [Sancho Panza] | Ulrik Cold (bass) [Don Quixote] | Der Junge Chor Aachen | Chor Modus Novus | Anima Eterna | Jos van Immerseel (conductor)

December 21, 2016

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)

December 22, 2016

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 23, 2016

Ercole sul Termodonte (Hercules on the Thermodon)

Antonio Vivaldi

Vivica Genaux [Antiope] | Joyce DiDonato [Ippolita] | Patrizia Ciofi [Orizia] | Diana Damrau [Martesia] | Rolando Villazón [Ercole] | Romina Basso [Teseo] | Philippe Jaroussky [Alceste] | Topi Lehtipuu [Telamone] | Coro da Camera "Santa Cecilia" di Borgo San Lorenzo | Europa Galante | Fabio Biondi (conductor)

December 24, 2016

Hänsel und Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck

Frederica von Stade [Hänsel] | Ileana Cotrubas [Gretel] | Christa Ludwig [Mother] | Siegmund Nimsgern [Father] | Kiri te Kanawa [Sandman] | Ruth Welting [The Dew Fairy] | Elisabeth Söderström [The Witch] | Children's Chorus of Cologne Opera | Gürzenich Orchestra | John Pritchard (conductor)

December 25, 2016

Die Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Kurt Moll [Sarastro] | Peter Schreier [Tamino] | Margaret Price [Pamina] | Luciana Serra [Königin der Nacht] | Makael Melbye [Papageno] | Maria Venuti [Papagena] | Theo Adam [Sprecher] | Armin Ude [Sprecher] | Marie McLaughlin [Erste Dame] | Anne Murray [Zweite Dame] | Hanna Schwarz [Dritte Dame] | Robert Tear [Monostatos] | Frank Höher [Erster Knabe] | Michael Diedrich [Zweiter Knabe] | Friedemann Klos [Dritter Knabe] | Reiner Goldberg [Erster Geharnischter] | Heinz Reeh [Zweiter Geharnischter] | Rundfunkchor Leipzig | Staatskapelle Dresden | Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

December 26, 2016

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)

December 27, 2016

Atalanta

George Frideric Handel

Éva Farkas [Atalanta] | Éva Bártfai-Barta [Meleagro] | Éva Lax [Irene] | János Bándi [Aminta] | József Gregor [Nicandro] | László Polgár [Mercury] | Savaria Vocal Ensemble | Capella Savaria | Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

December 28, 2016

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)

December 29, 2016

Les Fêtes d'Hébé (Opéra-ballet) [The Festivities of Hebe]

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Sophie Daneman (soprano) [Hébé (Hebe) | Une Naïde (A Naiad)] | Gaëlle Méchaly (soprano) [L'Amour (Cupid)] | Paul Agnew (tenor) [Momus | Le Ruisseau (The stream)] | Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano) [Sapho (Sappho)] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor) [Thélème (Thelemus)] | Luc Coadou (baritone) [Alcée (Alcaeus)] | Laurent Slaars (baritone) [Hymas] | Matthieu Lécroart (baritone) [Le Fleuve (The river)] | Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano) [Iphise] | Maryseult Wieczorek (mezzo-soprano) [Une Lacédémonienne (A Lacedaemonian woman)] | Paul Agnew (tenor) [Lycurgue (Lycurgus)] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor) [L'Oracle] | Thierry Félix (baritone) [Tirtée (Tyrtaeus)] | Sophie Daneman (soprano) Églé [Eglea)] | Maryseult Wieczorek (mezzo-soprano) [Une Bergère (A shepherdess)] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor) [Mercure (Mercury)] | Thierry Félix (baritone) [Eurilas] | Chœurs des Arts Florissants [Mariniers, Lacédémoniennes, bergers, bergères, nymphes, faunes, et sylvains (Rivermen, Lacedaemonian women, shepherds, shepherdesses, nymphs, fauns, and sylvans)] | Les Arts Florissants | William Christie (conductor)

December 30, 2016

Les Pêcheurs de perles

Georges Bizet

Janine Micheau [Leïla] | Nicolai Gedda [Nadir] | Ernest Blanc [Zurga] | Jacques Mars [Nourabad] | Chours du Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique | Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique | Pierre Dervaux (conductor)

December 31, 2016

Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss II

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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