Opera Encore

To accommodate our international listeners, WETA VivaLaVoce features a complete opera at 3 am ET each day. During this timeslot, we re-air the Opera at 8 broadcast from the previous month. So, operas featured one month at 8pm will be rebroadcast the following month at 3am.

  • 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)
  • Ezio

    Episode

    Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Max Emanuel Cencic [Emperor Valentiniano III] ** Ann Hallenberg [Fulvia] ** Sonia Prina [Ezio] ** Mayuko Karasawa [Onoria] ** Topi Lehtipuu [Massimo] ** Julian Prégardien [Varo] ** Il Complesso Barocco ** Alan Curtis (conductor)
  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

    Episode

    Richard Wagner

    Robert Holl (bass) [Hans Sachs] ** Emily Magee [Eva] ** Peter Seiffert [Walther von Stolzing] ** Endrik Wottrich [David] ** Matthias Hòlle [Veit Pogner] ** Bernhard Schneider [Kunz Vogelgesang] ** Roman Trekel [Konrad Nachtigal] ** Andreas Schmidt (baritone) [Sixtus Beckmesser] ** Hans-Joachim Ketelsen [Fritz Kothner] ** Torsten kerl [Balthasar Zorn] ** Peter Maus [Ulrich Eisslinger] ** Helmut Pampuch [Augustin Moser] ** Sándor Sólyom-Nagy [Hermann Ortel] ** Alfred Reiter [Hans Schwarz] ** Jyrki Korhonen [Hans Foltz] ** Birgitta Svendén [Magdalene] ** Kwangchul Youn [A Night Watchman] ** Chor un Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele ** Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
  • Scylla et Glaucus

    Episode

    Jean Marie Leclair

    Donna Brown [Scylla] ** Howard Crook (tenor) [Glaucus] ** Rachel Yakar (soprano) [Circé] ** Catherine Dubosc (soprano) [Dorine] ** Françoise Golfier [L'Amour] ** Agnes Mellon [Vénus] ** Renè Schirrer [Licas] ** Elisabeth Vidal (soprano) [Témire] ** Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor) [Un Propetide] ** Nicolas Robertson [Un Propetide] ** Philip Salmon [Un berger] ** Richard Stuart (baritone) [Un Silvain] ** Francis Dudziak [Un Silvain] ** Francis Dudziak [Hécate] ** The Monteverdi Choir ** The English Baroque Soloists ** John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
  • L'Orfeo

    Episode

    Claudio Monteverdi

    Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) [Orfeo] ** Julianne Baird [Euridice] ** Lynne Dawson (soprano) [La Musica] ** Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Messaggiera] ** Nancy Argenta (soprano) [Ninfa] ** Mary Nichols [Speranza] ** John Tomlinson [Caronte/Sprito III] ** Diana Montague (alto) [Proserpina] ** Willard White [Plutone] ** Mark Tucker (tenor) [Pastore I/Eco] ** Nigel Robson [Pastore II/Apollo] ** Michael Chance (alto) [Pastore III] ** Simon Birchall (bass) [Pastore IV] ** Howard Milner [Spirito I] ** Nicolas Robertson [Spirito II] ** The Monteverdi Choir [Coro di ninfe e pastori ** Coro di spiriti] ** The English Baroque Soloists ** His Majestie's Sagbutts & Cornetts ** John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
  • Tancredi

    Episode

    Gioachino Rossini

    Marilyn Horne [Tancredi] ** Lella Cuberli [Amenaide] ** Ernesto Palacio [Argirio] ** Nicola Zaccaria [Orbazzano] ** Bernadette Manca di Nissa [Isaura] ** Patricia Schuman [Roggiero] ** Orchestra e coro del Teatro la Fenice ** Ralf Weikert (conductor)
  • Rusalka

    Episode

    Antonín 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)
  • I Capuleti e i Montecchi

    Episode

    Vincenzo Bellini

    Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Romeo] ** Edita Gruberova [Giulietta] ** Gwynne Howell [Capellio] ** Dano Raffanti [Tebaldo] ** John Tomlinson [Lorenzo] ** Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden ** Riccardo Muti (conductor)
  • Hérodiade

    Episode

    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)
  • Der Freischütz

    Episode

    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)
  • La Damnation de Faust

    Episode

    Hector Berlioz

    Richard Leech (tenor) [Faust] ** Gilles Cachemaille (bass) [Méphistophélès] ** Françoise Pollet [Marguerite] ** Michel Philippe [Brander] ** Chours de l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal ** Orchestre symphonique de Montréal ** Charles Dutoit (conductor)
  • Les Huguenots

    Episode

    Giacomo Meyerbeer

    Ghylaine Raphanel [Marguerite de Valois] ** Françoise Pollet [Valentine] ** Danielle Borst [Urbain] ** Richard Leech (tenor) [Raoul de Nangis] ** Gilles Cachemaille (bass) [Le Comte de Nevers] ** Boris Martinovic [Le Comte de Saint-Bris] ** Nicola Ghiuselev [Marcel] ** Jean-Luc Maurette [De Tavannes] ** Christian Jean [De Cossé/Bois Roé/Un Moine] ** Marc Barrard (baritone) [De Thoré] ** Antoine Garcin [De Retz] ** Herve Martin [De Meru/Un Moine/Un Archer] ** Christian Boulay [Maurevert/Un Moine] ** Chours de l'Opéra de Montpellier ** Orchestre Philharmonique de Montpellier ** Cyril Diederich (conductor)