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.

  • Maometto Secondo

    Episode

    Gioachino Rossini

    June Anderson [Anna Erisso] ** Margarita Zimmermann [Calbo] ** Ernesto Palacio [Paolo Erisso] ** Samuel Ramey (bass) [Maometto] ** Laurence Dale [Condulmiero ** Selimo] ** Ambrosian Opera Chorus ** Philharmonia Orchestra ** Claudio Scimione (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)
  • Samson et Dalila

    Episode

    Camille Saint-Saëns

    Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Samson] ** Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano) [Dalila] ** Alain Fondary [Le Grand-Prêtre de Dagon] ** Jean-Philippe Courtis [Abimelech] ** Samuel Ramey (bass) [Un Vieillard Hébreu] ** Christian Papis [Un Messager Philistin] ** Daniel Galvez Vallejo [Premier Philistin] ** François Harismendy [Deuxiéme Philistin] ** Chœurs et Orchestre de l'Opéra-Bastille ** Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)
  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

    Episode

    Richard Wagner

    James King [Walther von Stolzing] ** Pilar Lorengar [Eva] ** Shirley Love [Magdalene] ** Loren Driscoll [David] ** Ezio Flagello [Pogner] ** Benno Kusche [Beckmesser] ** Theo Adam [Hans Sachs] ** Charles Anthony [Vogelgesang] ** Robert Goodloe [Nachtigall] ** Donald Gramm [Kothner] ** Russell Christopher [Ortel] ** Robert Schmorr [Zorn] ** Gabor Carelli [Moser] ** Rod MacWherter [Eisslinger] ** Louis Sgarro [Foltz] ** James Morris [Schwarz] ** Clifford Harvuot [Night Watchman] ** Metropolitan Opera ** Thomas Schippers (conductor)
  • La fille du régiment

    Episode

    Gaetano Donizetti

    Joan Sutherland (soprano) [Marie] ** Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Tonio] ** Monica Sinclair [La marquise de Berkenfield] ** Jules Bruyère [Hortensius] ** Spiro Malas [Sulpice] ** Eric Garrett [Le caporal] ** Edith Coates [La duchesse de Crakentorp] ** Alan Jones [Un paysan] ** Omar Gorde [Un notaire] ** Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden ** Richard Bonynge (conductor)
  • Falstaff

    Episode

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Taddei [Sir John Falstaff] ** Rolando Panerai [Ford] ** Francisco Araiza [Fenton] ** Piero de Palma [Dr. Cajus] ** Heinz Zednik [Bardolfo] ** Federico Davia [Pistola] ** Raina Kabaivanska [Mrs. Alice Ford] ** Janet Perry [Nannetta] ** Trudeliese Schmidt [Mrs. Meg Page] ** Christa Ludwig [Mrs. Quickly] ** Vienna State Opera Chorus ** Vienna Philharmonic ** Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
  • Die Zauberflöte

    Episode

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Marcos Fink [Sarastro] ** Daniel Behle [Tamino] ** Marlis Petersen [Pamina] ** Anna-Kristina Kaappola [Königin der Nacht] ** Daniel Schmutzhard [Papageno] ** Sunhae Im [Papagena] ** Kurt Azesberger [Monostatos] ** Konstantin Wolff [Sprecher ** Zweiter Priester ** Zweiter Geharnischter] ** Inga Kalna [Erste Dame] ** Anna Grevelius [Zweite Dame] ** Isabelle Druet [Dritte Dame] ** Alois Mühlbacher [Erster Knabe] ** Christoph Schlögl [Zweiter Knabe] ** Philipp Pötzlberger [Dritter Knabe] ** Joachim Buhrmann [Erster Priester] ** Magnus Staveland [Erster Geharnischter] ** René Möller ** Clemens-Maria Nuszbaumer ** Christian Koch [3 Sklaven] ** RIAS Kammerchor ** Berlin Academy for Old Music ** René Jacobs (conductor)
  • Amadigi

    Episode

    George Frideric Handel

    Nathalie Stutzmann [Amadigi di Gaula] ** Jennifer Smith (soprano) [Oriana] ** Eiddwen Harrhy [Melissa] ** Bernarda Fink (alto) [Dardano] ** Bertin Pascal [Orgando] ** Les musiciens du Louvre ** Marc Minkowski (conductor)
  • La gioconda

    Episode

    Amilcare Ponchielli

    Montserrat Caballé (soprano) [La Gioconda] ** Alfreda Hodgson [La Cieca] ** Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Enzo Grimaldo] ** Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass) [Alvise Badoero] ** Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Laura] ** Sherill Milnes [Barnaba] ** John Del Carlo [Zuane] ** Regolo Romani [Isepo] ** Neil Jenkins (tenor) [Pilota ** Prima voce dalla laguna] ** Geoffrey Shaw [Seconda voce dalla laguna] ** Stephen Varcoe (baritone) [Cantore] ** Rodney Macann [Barnabotto] ** London Opera Chorus [Barnabotti ** arnsenalotti, gentiluomini e dame, mascere, marinai e mozzi, cantori, popolo] ** National Philharmonic Orchestra ** Bruno Bartoletti (conductor)
  • Médée

    Episode

    Marc-Antoine Charpentier

    Jill Feldman [Médée] ** Jacques Bona [Créon] ** Agnes Mellon [Créuse] ** Gilles Ragon [Jason] ** Philippe Cantor [Oronte] ** Sophie Boulin [Nérine] ** Les Arts Florissants Chœurs et Orchestre ** William Christie (conductor)
  • La Cenerentola

    Episode

    Gioachino Rossini

    Agnes Baltsa [Cenerentola (Angiolina)] ** Francisco Araiza [Don Ramiro] ** Simone Alaimo [Dandini] ** Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) [Don Magnifico] ** Carol Malone [Clorinda] ** Felicity Palmer (soprano) [Tisbe] ** John Del Carlo [Alidoro] ** Ambrosian Opera Chorus ** Academy of St. Martin in the Fields ** Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)
  • Don Quichotte

    Episode

    Jules Massenet

    Teresa Berganza (mezzo-soprano) [La belle Dulcinée] ** José van Dam (baritone) [Don Quichotte] ** Alain Fondary [Sancho Pança] ** Isabelle Vernet [Pedro] ** Marie-Ange Todorovitch [Garcias] ** Christian Papis [Rodriguez] ** Nicolas Rivenq (bass) [Juan] ** Jean-Claude Barbier [Le chef des bandits] ** Chour et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse ** Michel Plasson (conductor)