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.

  • Madama Butterfly

    Episode

    Giacomo Puccini

    Mirella Freni (soprano) [Cio-cio-san] | Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [B. F. Pinkerton] | Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) [Suzuki] | Robert Kerns (baritone) [Sharpless] | Michel Sénéchal (bass) [Goro] | Marius Rintzler [Il Bonzo] | Elke Schary [Kate Pinkerton] | Giorgio Stendoro [Il principe Yamadori] | Hans Helm [Il commissario imperiale] | Wolfgang Scheider [Lo zio Yakusidè] | Siegfried Rudolf Frese [L'ufficiale del registro] | Evamaria Hurdes [La madre di Cio-cio-san] | Erna Maria Mühlberger [La zia di Cio-cio-san] | Martha Heigl [La cugina di Cio-cio-san] | Vienna State Opera Chorus [Parenti ed amiche di Cio-cio-san | Marinai] | Vienna Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
  • Platée (Comédie lyrique)

    Episode

    Jean-Philippe Rameau

    Gilles Ragon (tenor) [Platée (Plataea)] | Jennifer Smith (soprano) [La Folie (Folly) | Thalie (Thalia)] | Guy de Mey (tenor) [Thespis | Mercure] | Vincent Le Texier (bass-baritone) [Jupiter | Un Satire (A Satyr)] | Guillemette Laurens (mezzo-soprano) [Junon (Juno)] | Bernard Delétré (bass) [Cithéron | Momus (in Prologue)] | Véronique Gens (soprano) [L'Amour (Cupid) | Clarine] | Michel Vershaeve (baritone) [Momus (in Acts II & III)] | Caroline de Corbiac (soprano), Myriam Sosson (soprano) [Deux Ménades (Two Maenads) | Ensemble Vocal Françoise Herr | Les musiciens du Louvre | Marc Minkowski (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)
  • Tannhäuser

    Episode

    Richard Wagner

    Matti Salminen (bass) [Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Tannhäuser] | Andreas Schmidt (baritone) [Wolfram von Eschenbach] | William Pell [Walther von der Vogelweide] | Kurt Rydl [Biterolf] | Clemens Bieber [Heinrich der Schreiber] | Oskar Hillebrandt [Reinmar von Zweter] | Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Elisabeth] | Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Venus] | Barbara Bonney (soprano) [Ein Junger Hirt] | Margaret Stobart [Erster Edelknabe] | Jeanette Wilson [Zweiter Edelknabe] | Ingrid Baier [Dritter Edelknabe] | Karen Shelby [Vierter Edelknabe] | Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden [Thüringische Ritter, Grafen und Edelleute | Edelfrauen | Ältere und jungere Pilger] | Philharmonia Orchestra | Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)
  • Zaide

    Episode

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Lynn Dawson [Zaide] | Hans Peter Blochwitz [Gomatz] | Olaf Bär [Allazim] | Herbert Lippert [Sultan Soliman] | Christopher Purves [Osmin] | The Academy of Ancient Music | Paul Goodwin (conductor)
  • Maria Stuarda

    Episode

    Gaetano Donizetti

    Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra] | Edita Gruberova [Maria Stuarda, Regina di Scozia] | Iris Vermillion (mezzo-soprano) [Anna Kennedy] | Francisco Araiza [Roberto, Conte di Leicester] | Simone Alaimo [Lord Guglielmo Cecil] | Francesco Ellero d'Artegna [Giorgio Talbot, Conte di Shrewsbury] | Bavarian Radio Chorus | Munich Radio Orchestra | Giuseppe Patanè (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)
  • 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)
  • Il turco in Italia

    Episode

    Gioachino Rossini

    Michele Pertusi [Selim] | Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano) [Donna Fiorilla] | Alessandro Corbelli [Don Geronio] | Ramon Vargas [Don Narciso] | Roberto de Candia (baritone) [Poeta] | Laura Polverelli [Zaida] | Francesco Piccoli [Albazar] | Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Riccardo Chailly (conductor)
  • 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
  • Les Pêcheurs de perles

    Episode

    Georges Bizet

    Janine Micheau [Leïla] | Nicolai Gedda [Nadir] | Ernest Blanc [Zurga] | Jacques Mars [Nourabad] | Chours du Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique | Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique | Pierre Dervaux (conductor)
  • Macbeth

    Episode

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Leo Nucci (baritone) [Macbeth] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Banco] | Shirley Verrett [Lady Macbeth] | Anna Caterina Antonacci [Dama] | Veriano Luchetti [Macduff] | Antonio Barasorda [Malcolm] | Sergio Fontana [Medico] | Gianfranco Casarini [Servo] | Gastone Sarti [Sicario] | Giuseppe Morresi [Araldo] | Natale de Carolis [Prima apparizione] | Barbara Briscik [Seconda apparizione] | Marco Fanti [Terza apparizione] | Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna [Streghe, messaggeri del re, nobili e profughi scozzesi, sicari, soldati inglesi, bardi] | Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna | Riccardo Chailly (conductor)