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.

  • Péllease et Mélisande

    Episode

    Claude Debussy

    Colette Alliot-Lugaz [Mélisande] ** Didier Henry [Pelléas] ** Gilles Cachemaille (bass) [Golaud] **Pierre Thau [Arkel] ** Claudine Carlson [Geneviève] ** Françoise Golfier [Yniold] ** Phillip Ens [Unberger ** Un médecin] ** Chours de l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal [Marins en coulisse,servantes mendiants] ** Orchestre symphonique de Montréal ** Charles Dutoit (conductor)
  • Genoveva

    Episode

    Robert Schumann

    Harald Stamm [Hidulfus ** Caspar] ** Alan Titus [Siegfried] ** Julia Faulkner [Genoveva] ** KeithLewis [Golo] ** Renate Behle [Margaretha] ** Carl Schultz [Drago] ** Johann Tilli [Balthasar] **Hamburg Opera Chorus ** Hamburg Philharmonic ** Gerd Albrecht (conductor)
  • Il barbiere di Siviglia

    Episode

    Giovanni Paisiello

    Dénes Gulyás [Count Almaviva] ** Krisztina Laki [Rosina] ** József Gregor [Bartolo] ** István Gáti(baritone) [Figaro] ** Sándor Sólyom-Nagy [Don Basilio] ** Csaba Réta [Laddie] ** Miklós Mersei[Sprightly] ** Gábor Vághelyi [Notary] ** Attila Fülöp [Judge] ** Hungarian State Orchestra ** AdamFischer (conductor)
  • Don Pasquale

    Episode

    Gaetano Donizetti

    Beverly Sills (soprano) [Norina] ** Donald Gramm [Don Pasquale] ** Alan Titus [Dottor Malatesta] **Alfredo Kraus [Ernesto] ** Henry Newman [Un Notaro] ** Ambrosian Opera Chorus ** LondonSymphony Orchestra ** Sarah Caldwell (conductor)
  • 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 OperaChorus ** Philharmonia Orchestra ** Claudio Scimione (conductor)
  • Rusalka

    Episode

    Antonin Dvorak

    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)] ** HanaMinutillo [Wood Nymph (Lesní žínky)] ** The Kühn Mixed Choir [The Prince's entourage, Guests,Water nymphs] ** Czech Philharmonic Orchestra ** Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
  • Les Boréades

    Episode

    Jean-Philippe Rameau

    Jennifer Smith (soprano) [Alphise, reine de la Bactriane (Alphisa, Queen of Bactria)] ** Anne-MarieRodde (soprano) [Sémire, confidente de la reine (the Queen's confidante)] ** Edwige Bourdy(soprano) [Polymnie, muse des chants et de la pantomime (Polyhymnia, Muse of Song and Mime)] **Martine March (soprano) [Une Nymphe] ** Philip Langridge (haute-contre) [Abaris, amant d'Alphise(in love with Alphisa)] ** John Aler (haute-contre) [Calisis, prétendant d'Alphise, descendante deBorée (suitor to Alphisa, of the line of Boreas)] ** Jean-Philippe Lafont (bass) [Borée, dieu des ventsdu Nord (Boreas, god of the North Wind)] ** Gilles Cachemaille (baritone) [Borilée, prétendantsd'Alphise, descendants de Borée (suitor to Alphisa, of the line of Boreas)] ** François Le Roux(baritone) [Adamas, Grand-prêtre d'Apollon (Hight Priest of Apollo]) ** Stephen Varcoe (baritone)[Apollon, dieu de la Lumière (Apollo, god of Light)] ** Elizabeth Priday (soprano) [L'Amour (Cupid)] **The Monteverdi Choir [Plaisirs et Grâces ** prêtres du temple d'Apollon, peuples (people) ** lesSaisons (Seasons) ** les Muses ** les Zéphyrs ** les Heures e les Arts (Hours and Arts) ** ventssouterrains (subterranean winds)] ** English Baroque Soloists ** John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
  • Faust

    Episode

    Charles Gounod

    Richard Leech (tenor) [Le docteur Faust] ** Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Marguerite] ** José van Dam(baritone) [Méphistophélès] ** Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Valentin] ** Martine Mahé(mezzo-soprano) [Siébel] ** Nadine Denize (mezzo-soprano) [Marthe] ** Marc Barrard (baritone)[Wagner] ** Chour et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse ** Michel Plasson (conductor)EMI 54228
  • Atalanta

    Episode

    George Frideric Handel

    Dominique Labelle [Atalanta] ** Susanne Rydén [Meleagro] ** Cécile van de Sant [Irene] ** MichaelSlattery [Aminta] ** Philip Cutlip [Nicandro] ** Corey McKern [Mercurio] ** Philharmonia BaroqueOrchestra ** Nicholas McGegan (conductor)
  • 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 RudolfFrese [L'ufficiale del registro] ** Evamaria Hurdes [La madre di Cio-cio-san] ** Erna MariaMühlberger [La zia di Cio-cio-san] ** Martha Heigl [La cugina di Cio-cio-san] ** Vienna State OperaChorus [Parenti ed amiche di Cio-cio-san ** Marinai] ** Vienna Philharmonic ** Herbert von Karajan(conductor)
  • Andrea Chénier

    Episode

    Umberto Giordano

    José Carreras (tenor) [Andrea Chénier] ** Eva Marton [Maddalena di Coigny] ** Giorgio Zancanaro[Carlo Gerard] ** Tamara Takács [La Contessa di Coigny] ** Tullio Pane [L'Incredibile] ** FrancoFederici [Jean-Antoine Roucher] ** Gábor Vághelyi [Pietro Fleville] ** Klára Takács [Bersi] ** IstvanRozsos [L'Abate] ** József Gregor [Mathieu] ** Éva Farkas [La Vecchia] ** Kázmér Sárkány [Dumas]** Tamás Bátor [Antoine Fouquier-Tinville] ** János Tóth [Schmidt] ** József Moldvai [Maestro diCasa] ** Chorus of the Hungarian State Radio and Television ** Children's Choir of the HungarianState Opera ** Hungarian State Orchestra ** Giuseppe Patanè (conductor)
  • Katya Kabanova

    Episode

    Leos Janacek

    Dalibor Jedlicka [Savel P. Dikoi] ** Petr Dvorsky [Boris Grigorievich] ** Nadezda Kniplova [Marpha I.Kabanova] ** Vladimir Krejcik [Tikhon I. Kabanov] ** Elisabeth Söderström [Katya Kabanova] **Zdenek Svehla [Vania Kudriash] ** Libuse Marova [Varvara] ** Jaroslav Soucek (baritone) [Kuligin] **Jitka Pavlova [Glasha] ** Gertrude Jahn [Feklusha] ** Adolf Tomaschek [Chodec] ** HedwigDreschler [Zena] ** Vienna State Opera Chorus [Town-dwellers] ** Vienna Philharmonic ** SirCharles Mackerras (conductor)