Opera Encore

To accommodate our international listeners, 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.

  • Mefistofele

    Episode

    Arrigo Boito

    Samuel Ramey (bass) [Mefistofele] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Faust] | Eva Marton [Margherite | Elena] | Sergio Tedesco [Wagner] | Tamara Takács [Marta] | Éva Farkas [Pantalis] | Antal Pataki [Nereo] | Hungaroton Opera Chorus [Celestial host | Mystic Chorus | Cherubim | Penitents | Promenaders | Crossbow Shooters | Huntsmen | Students | Countrymen | Townsfolk | Burghers | Witches | Warlocks | Corytides | Sirens | Dorids | Coryphaie | Warriors | Hungarian State Orchestra | Nyiregyházi Boys' Choir | Giuseppe Patanè (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)
  • Die Walküre

    Episode

    Richard Wagner

    Jon Vickers [Siegmund] | Martti Talvela [Hunding] | Thomas Stewart (baritone) [Wotan] | Gundula Janowitz [Sieglinde] | Régine Crespin (soprano) [Brünnhilde] | Josephine Veasey [Fricka] | Liselotte Rebmann [Gerhilde] | Carlotta Ordassy [Ortlinde] | Ingrid Steger [Waltraute] | Lilo Brockhaus [Schwertleite] | Daniza Mastilovic [Helmwige] | Barbro Ericson [Siegrune] | Cvetka Ahlin [Grimgerde] | Helga Jenckel [Roßweisse] | Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
  • Die Zauberflöte

    Episode

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Nicolai Gedda [Tamino] | Gundula Janowitz [Pamina] | Walter Berry [Papageno] | Lucia Popp [Königin der Nacht] | Gottlieb Frick (bass) [Sarastro] | Franz Crass [Sprecher | Zweiter Geharnischter | Zweiter Priester] | Elisabeth Schwarzkopf [Erste Dame] | Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) [Zweite Dame] | Marga Höffgen [Dritte Dame] | Ruth-Margret Pütz [Papagena] | Gerhard Unger [Monostatos | Erster Priester] | Karl Liebl [Erster Geharnischter] | Agnes Giebel [Erster Knabe] | Anna Reynolds [Zweiter Knabe] | Josephine Veasey [Dritter Knabe] | Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra | Otto Klemperer (conductor)
  • Il barbiere di Siviglia

    Episode

    Gioachino Rossini

    Jerry Hadley (tenor) [Il Conte d'Almaviva] | Bruno Praticò [Bartolo] | Susanne Mentzer [Rosina] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Figaro] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Basilio] | Josè Fardilha [Fiorello] | Mauro Utzeri [Ambrogio | Ufficiale] | Amelia Felle [Berta] | Coro e Orchestra della Toscana | Gianluigi Gelmetti (conductor)
  • Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto

    Episode

    George Frideric Handel

    Ann Hallenberg [Tolomeo] | Karina Gauvin [Seleuce] | Pietro Spagnoli [Araspe] | Anna Bonitatibus [Elisa] | Romina Basso [Alessandro] | Il Complesso Barocco | Alan Curtis (conductor)
  • Boris Godunov

    Episode

    Modest Mussorgsky

    Alexander Vedernikov [Boris Godunov] | Glafira Koroleva [Feodor] | Elena Shkolnikova [Xenia] | Nina Grigorieva [Nurse] | Andrei Sokolov [Shuisky] | Alexander Voroshilo [Shchelkalov] | Vladimir Matorin (bass) [Pimen] | Vladisolav Piavko [Grigory/Dmitri] | Irina Arkhipova [Marina Mnishek] | Yuri Masurok [Rangoni] | Artur Eisen [Varlaam] | Anatoli Mishutin [Missail] | Ludmila Simonova [Hostess] | Janis Sporgis [Simpleton] | Vladimir Filippov [Nikitich] | Nikolaï Nizinenko [Mitiukha] | Yuri Elnikov [Boyar/Khrushchov/Lavitsky] | Vladimir Silaev [Chernikovsky] | USSR TV and Radio Large Chorus and Symphony Orchestra | Vladimir Fedoseyev (conductor)
  • Catone in Utica

    Episode

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Cecilia Gasdia [Cesare] | Marilyn Schmiege [Marzia] | Susanna Rigacci [Arbace] | Margarita Zimmermann [Emilia] | Lucrezia Lendi [Fulvio] | Ernesto Palacio [Catone] | I Solist Veneti | Claudio Scimione (conductor)
  • Elektra

    Episode

    Richard Strauss

    Regina Resnik [Klytämnestra] | Birgit Nilsson (soprano) [Elektra] | Marie Collier [Chrystotemis] | Gerhard Stolze [Aegisth] | Tom Krause [Orest] | Tugomir Franc [Der Pfleger] | Margareta Sjöstedt [Die Vertraute] | Margarita Lilowa [Die Schleppträgerin] | Helen Watts (alto) [Erste Magd] | Maureen Lehane [Zweite Magd] | Yvonne Minton (mezzo-soprano) [Dritte Magd] | Jane Cook [Vierte Magd] | Felicia Weathers [Fünfte Magd] | Pauline Tinsley [Aufseherin] | Gerhard Unger [Junger Diener] | Leo Heppe [Alter Diener] | Vienna Philharmonic | Sir Georg Solti (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)
  • Tosca

    Episode

    Giacomo Puccini

    Katia Ricciarelli (soprano) [Floria Tosca] | José Carreras (tenor) [Mario Cavaradossi] | Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) [Il barone Vitellio Scarpia] | Gottfried Hornik (bass) [Cesare Angelotti] | Heinz Zednik (tenor) [Spoletta] | Fernando Corena [Un sagrestano] | Victor von Halem (baritone) [Sciarrone] | Victor von Halem (baritone) [Un carceriere] | Wolfgang Bünten (tenor) [Un pastore] | Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin | Schöneberger Sängerknaben | Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Episode

    Giacomo Puccini

    Leontyne Price (soprano) [Cio-cio-san] | Rosalind Elias (mezzo-soprano) [Suzuki] | Richard Tucker (tenor) [B. F. Pinkerton] | Anna di Stasio (mezzo-soprano) [Kate Pinkerton] | Philip Maero (baritone) [Sharpless] | Piero de Palma (tenor) [Goro] | Robert Kerns (baritone) [Il principe Yamadori] | Virgilio Carbonari (bass) [Il Bonzo] | Arturo La Porta (baritone) [Il commissario imperiale] | Mario Rinaudo (bass) [L'ufficiale del registro] | Leo Pudis (bass) [Lo zio Yakusidè] | Fernanda Cadoni (mezzo-soprano) [La madre di Cio-cio-san] | Gianna Lollini (soprano) [La zia di Cio-cio-san] | Silvia Bertona (soprano) [La cugina di Cio-cio-san] | Orchestra e coro RCA Italiana | Erich Leinsdorf (conductor)