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.

  • Rodelinda

    Episode

    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
  • L'italiana in Algeri

    Episode

    Gioachino Rossini

    Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) [Mustafà]$ Patrizia Pace [Elvira]$ Anna Gonda [Zulma]$ Alessandro Corbelli [Haly]$ Frank Lopardo (tenor) [Lindoro]$ Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Isabella]$ Enzo Dara [Taddeo]$ Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus$ Vienna Philharmonic$ Claudio Abbado (conductor)
  • Turandot

    Episode

    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)
  • Dardanus

    Episode

    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)
  • Carmen

    Episode

    Georges Bizet

    Agnes Baltsa [Carmen]$ José Carreras [Don José]$ José van Dam [Escamillo]$ Katia Ricciarelli [Micaëla]$ Christine Barbaux [Frasquita]$ Jane Berbié [Marcellina]$ Alexander Malta [Zuniga]$ Mikael Melbye [Moralès]$ Gino Quilico [Le Dancaïr]$ Heinz Zednik [Le Remendado]$ Michel Marinpouille [Andrès]$ Chœur de l'Opéra de Paris$ Berlin Philharmonic$ Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
  • Le nozze di Figaro

    Episode

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Thomas Allen (baritone) [Count Almaviva]$ Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) [Countess Almaviva]$ Lucia Popp [Susanna]$ Samuel Ramey (bass) [Figaro]$ Frederica von Stade [Cherubino]$ Jane Berbié (soprano) [Marcellina]$ Kurt Moll [Bartolo]$ Robert Tear (tenor) [Don Basilio]$ Philip Langridge [Don Curzio]$ Yvonne Kenny [Barbarina]$ Giorgio Tadeo (bass) [Antonio]$ Lynda Russell (soprano) [Contadina]$ Anne Mason [Contadina]$ London Opera Chorus$ London Philharmonic Orchestra$ Sir Georg Solti (conductor)
  • Aida

    Episode

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Fernando Corena [The King of Egypt]$ Giulietta Simionato [Amneris]$ Renata Tebaldi [Aida]$ Carlo Bergonzi [Radamés]$ Arnold van Mill [Ramfis]$ Cornell MacNeil [Amonasro]$ Piero de Palma [A Messenger]$ Eugenia Ratti [A Priestess]$ Vienna Singverein [Priests, priestesses, ministers, soldiers, captains, Ethiopian slaves & prisoners, Egyptian people, etc.]$ Vienna Philharmonic$ Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
  • La bohème

    Episode

    Giacomo Puccini

    Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Rodolfo]$ Mirella Freni (soprano) [Mimì]$ Elizabeth Harwood (soprano) [Musetta]$ Gianni Maffeo (baritone) [Schaunard]$ Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass) [Colline]$ Rolando Panerai (baritone) [Marcello]$ Gernot Pietsch (tenor) [Parpignol]$ Michel Sénéchal (bass) [Benoît$ Alcindoro]$ Hans-Dieter Appelt (bass) [Sergente dei Doganieri]$ Hans-Dietrich Pohl (bass) [Doganiere]$ Schöneberger Sängerknaben [Urchins, students, children]$ Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin [Street vendors, men, women, milkmaids, peasants]$ Berlin Philharmonic$ Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
  • Lohengrin

    Episode

    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)
  • I Capuleti e i Montecchi

    Episode

    Vincenzo Bellini

    Anna Netrebko [Giulietta]$ Elína Garanca [Romeo]$ Tiziano Bracci [Capellio]$ Joseph Calleja [Tebaldo]$ Robert Gleadow [Lorenzo]$ Vienna Singakademie$ Vienna Symphony Orchestra$ Fabio Luisi (conductor)
  • Ivan Susanin (A Life for the Tsar)

    Episode

    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)
  • Daphne

    Episode

    Richard Strauss

    Renée Fleming (soprano) [Daphne]$ Kwangchul Youn [Peneios]$ Lisa Larsson (soprano) [Gaea]$ Michael Schade [Leukippos]$ Johan Botha [Apollo]$ Eike Wilm Schulte [Shepherd]$ Cosmin Ifrim [Shepherd]$ Gregory Reinhart [Shepherd]$ Carsten Wittmoser [Shepherd]$ Julia Kleiter [Maid]$ Twyla Robinson [Maid]$ Herren des WDR Rundfunkchors Köln$ WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln$ Semyon Bychkov (conductor)