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.

  • Manon Lescaut

    Episode

    Giacomo Puccini

    Mirella Freni (soprano) [Manon Lescaut] ** Renato Bruson [Lescaut] ** Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Il Cavaliere Renato Des Grieux] ** Kurt Rydl [Geronte di Ravoir] ** Robert Gambill [Edmondo] ** George Macpherson [L'Oste] ** John Fryatt [Il Maestro di Ballo] ** Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo-soprano) [Un Musico] ** Handel Thomas [Sergente degli Arcieri] ** Mark Curtis [Un Lampionaio] ** John Tomlinson [Un Comandante di Marina] ** Paschal Allen [Un Sergente] ** Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden ** Philharmonia Orchestra ** Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)
  • Atalanta

    Episode

    George Frideric Handel

    Éva Farkas [Atalanta] ** Éva Bártfai-Barta [Meleagro] ** Éva Lax [Irene] ** János Bándi [Aminta] ** József Gregor [Nicandro] ** László Polgár [Mercury] ** Savaria Vocal Ensemble ** Capella Savaria ** Nicholas McGegan (conductor)
  • Libuse

    Episode

    Bedrich Smetana

    Eva Urbanová [Libuse] ** Vratislav Kriz [Premysl of Stadice] ** Ludek Vele [Chrudos from Otava] ** Jan Markvart [Stahlav from Radbuza] ** Miloslav Podskalsky [Lutobor from Dobroslavsky Chlumec] ** Pavel Cervinka [Radovan from the Stone Bridge] ** Helena Kaupova [Krasava] ** Miroslava Volkova [Radmila] ** Chorus of the Prague National Theatre ** Orchestra of the Prague National Theatre ** Oliver Dohnanyi (conductor)