Opera at Eight

In 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.

  • Oberon

    Episode

    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)
  • Manon

    Episode

    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)
  • Les Pêcheurs de perles

    Episode

    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)
  • Siegfried

    Episode

    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)
  • L'incoronazione di Poppea

    Episode

    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)
  • Tiefland

    Episode

    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)
  • Ottone in villa

    Episode

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Sonia Prina [Ottone]$ Julia Lezhneva [Caio Silio]$ Verónica Cangemi [Cleonilla]$ Roberta Invernizzi [Tullia]$ Topi Lehtipuu [Decio]$ Il Giardino Armonico$ Giovanni Antonini (conductor)
  • La Clemenza di Tito

    Episode

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) [Tito Vespasiano]$ Julia Varady (soprano) [Vitellia]$ Sylvia McNair [Servilia]$ Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Sesto]$ Catherine Robbin [Annio]$ Cornelius Hauptmann (bass) [Publio]$ The Monteverdi Choir$ The English Baroque Soloists$ John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
  • Poliuto

    Episode

    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)
  • Un Ballo in Maschera

    Episode

    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)
  • Les contes d'Hoffmann

    Episode

    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)
  • Pénélope

    Episode

    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)