Opera at Eight

In addition to the opera excerpts presented throughout the day, WETA VivaLaVoce features a complete opera at 8 pm each day: Opera at 8. These opera performances are taken from the extensive WETA Classical library, ranging from classic recordings to the most recent releases.

  • Katya Kabanova

    Episode

    Leos Janácek

    Zdenek Kroupa [Savel P. Dikoi] ** Beno Blachut [Boris Grigorievich] ** Ludmila Komancova [Marpha I. Kabanova] ** Bohumir Vich [Tikhon I. Kabanov] ** Drahomira Tikalova [Katya Kabanova] ** Viktor Koci [Vania Kudriash] ** Ivana Mixova [Varvara] ** Rudolf Zedlicka [Kuligin] ** Eva Hlobilova [Glasha] ** Marcela Lemariova [Feklusha] ** Chorus of the Prague National Theatre [Town-dwellers] ** Orchestra of the Prague National Theatre ** Jaroslav Krombholc (conductor)
  • Rienzi

    Episode

    Richard Wagner

    René Kollo (tenor) [Rienzi] ** Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Irene] ** Jan-Hendrik Rootering [Steffano Colonna] ** John Janssen [Adriano] ** Bodo Brinkmann [Paolo Orsini] ** Hans Helms [Kardinal Orvieto] ** Norbert Orth [Baroncelli] ** Kieth Engen [Cecco del Vecchio] ** Carmen Anhorn [Ein Friedensbote] ** Raimund Grumbach [Der Gesandte Mailands] ** Hans Wilbrink [Der Gesandte der lombardischen Städte] ** Friedrich Lenz [Der Gesandte Neapels] ** Alfred Kuhn [Der Gesandte Bayerns] ** Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper ** Bayerisches Staatsorchester ** Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)
  • Giasone

    Episode

    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)
  • Roland

    Episode

    Jean-Baptiste Lully

    Nicolas Testé [Roland] ** Anna-Maria Panzarella [Ang!lique] ** Olivier Dumait [Médor] ** Monique Zanetti [Témire] ** Robert Getchell [Astolfe] ** Saomé Haller [La fée principale, Logistille] ** Evgueniy Alexiev [Ziliante ** Demogorgon ** Un suivant d'Angélique] ** Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro [Un insulaire ** Tersandre] ** Anders. J. Dahlin [Un insulaire ** Un suivant d'Angélique ** Coridon, un pâtre]] ** Marie-Hélène Essade [Un amante contente ** Une suivante d'Angélique ** Une postourelle] ** Delphine Gillot [Une suivante d'Angélique ** Une amante contente, La Gloire] ** Les Talens Lyriques ** Christophe Rousset (conductor)
  • Motezuma

    Episode

    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)
  • Le Roi Arthus

    Episode

    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)
  • Werther

    Episode

    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)
  • Otello

    Episode

    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)
  • 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)
  • Titon et l'Aurore

    Episode

    Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville

    Jean-Paul Fouchécourt [Titon] ** Catherine Napoli [L'Aurore] ** Philippe Huttenlocher [Prométhée] ** Jennifer Smith (soprano) [Palès] ** Anne Monoyios (soprano) [L'Amour] ** Ensemble Vocal Françoise Herr ** Les musiciens du Louvre ** Marc Minkowski (conductor)
  • Fierrabras

    Episode

    Franz Schubert

    Robert Holl (bass) [König Karl] ** Karita Mattila (soprano) [Emma] ** Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Roland] ** Peter Hofmann (tenor) [Ogier] ** Jörg Schluckebier [Olivier] ** Rainer Brandstetter [Gui von Burgund] ** Claus Kühbacher [Richard von der Normandie] ** Michael Weber [Gérard von Mondidur] ** Robert Gambill [Eginhard] ** László Polgár [Boland] ** Josef Protschka (tenor) [Fierrabras] ** Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Florinda] ** Brigitte Balleys [Maragond] ** Hartmut Welker [Brutamonte] ** Brigitte Pinter [Eine Jungfrau] ** Arnold Schoenberg Choir [Fränkische und maurische Ritter und Krieger, Emmas Fräuleins, Volk] ** Chamber Orchestra of Europe ** Claudio Abbado (conductor)
  • La finta giardiniera

    Episode

    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)