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Opera at Eight

Nightly at 8pm on VivaLaVoce

Opera at EightIn addition to the opera excerpts presented throughout the day, VivaLaVoce features a complete opera at 8 pm each day: Opera at 8. These opera performances are taken from the extensive Classical WETA library, ranging from classic recordings to the most recent releases.

 

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July 3, 2020

Don Quichotte

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)

July 4, 2020

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner

James King (tenor) [Siegmund] | Régine Crespin (soprano) [Sieglinde] | Gottlieb Frick (bass) [Hunding] | Hans Hotter (baritone) [Wotan] | Birgit Nilsson (soprano) [Brünnhilde] | Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) [Fricka] | Vera Schlosser (soprano) [Gerhilde] | Berit Lindholm (soprano) [Helmwige] | Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo-soprano) [Waltraute] | Helen Watts (alto) [Schwertleite] | Helga Dernesch (soprano) [Ortlinde] | Vera Little (mezzo-soprano) [Siegrune] | Marilyn Tyler (mezzo-soprano) [Grimgerde] | Claudia Hellmann (mezzo-soprano) [Roßweisse] | Vienna Philharmonic | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

July 5, 2020

La Damnation de Faust

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)

July 6, 2020

Die Zauberflöte

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)

July 7, 2020

Motezuma

Antonio Vivaldi

Vito Priante [Motezuma] | Marijana Mijanovic [Mitrena] | Roberta Invernizzi (soprano) [Teutile] | Maite Beaumont [Fernando] | Romina Basso [Ramiro] | Inga Kalna [Asprano] | Il Complesso Barocco | Alan Curtis (conductor)

July 8, 2020

Carmen

Georges Bizet

Agnes Baltsa [Carmen] | José Carreras [Don José] | José van Dam [Escamillo] | Katia Ricciarelli [Micaëla] | Christine Barbaux [Frasquita] | Jane Berbié [Marcellina] | Alexander Malta [Zuniga] | Mikael Melbye [Moralès] | Gino Quilico [Le Dancaïr] | Heinz Zednik [Le Remendado] | Michel Marinpouille [Andrès] | Chœur de l'Opéra de Paris | Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

July 9, 2020

Ariodante

George Frideric Handel

Joyce DiDonato [Ariodante] | Matthew Brook [King of Scotland] | Karina Gauvin [Ginevra] | Topi Lehtipuu [Lurcanio] | Marie-Nicole Lemieux [Polinesso] | Sabina Puértolas [Dalinda] | Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani [Odoardo] | Il Complesso Barocco | Alan Curtis (conductor)

July 10, 2020

Falstaff

Giuseppe Verdi

Renato Bruson [Sir John Falstaff] | Leo Nucci [Ford] | Dalmacio González [Fenton] | Michael Sells [Dr Cajus] | Francis Egerton [Bardolfo] | William Wildermann [Pistola] | Katia Ricciarelli [Mrs. Alice Ford] | Barbara Hendricks [Nannetta] | Lucia Valentini Terrani [Mrs. Quickly] | Brenda Boozer [Mrs. Meg Page] | Los Angeles Master Chorale [Townspeople, Ford's servants, people dressed as sprites, fairies, witches, etc.] | Los Angeles Philharmonic | Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)

July 11, 2020

Lucia di Lammermoor

Gaetano Donizetti

Joan Sutherland (soprano) [Lucia] | Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Edgardo] | Sherill Milnes [Enrico] | Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass) [Raimondo] | Ryland Davies [Arturo] | Huguette Tourangeau [Alisa] | Pier Francesco Poli [Normanno] | Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | Richard Bonynge (conductor)

July 12, 2020

Boris Godunov

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)

July 13, 2020

La Cenerentola

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)

July 14, 2020

Rusalka

Antonin Dvořák

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)] | Hana Minutillo [Wood Nymph (Lesní žínky)] | The Kühn Mixed Choir [The Prince's entourage, Guests, Water nymphs] | Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

July 15, 2020

Samson et Dalila

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)

July 16, 2020

Paride ed Elena

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Magdalena Kozená [Paride] | Susan Gritton (soprano) [Elena] | Carolyn Sampson [Amore] | Gillian Webster [Pallade] | Gabrieli Consort and Players | Paul McCreesh (conductor)

July 17, 2020

The Tsar's Bride

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Gennady Bezzubenkov [Vasily Stepanovich Sobakin] | Marina Shaguch [Marfa] | Dmitri Hvorostovsky [Grigory Grigoryevich Gryaznoy] | Sergei Alexashkin [Grigory Lukyanovich Malyuta-Skuratov] | Evgeny Akimov [Ivan Sergeyevich Lykov] | Olga Borodina [Lyubasha] | Nikolai Gassiev [Yelisey Bomelius] | Irina Loskutova [Domna Ivanovna Saburova] | Olga Markova-Mikhailenko [Dunyasha] | Lyubov Sokolova [Petrovna] | Yuri Shkliar [Stoker] | Lyudmila Kasjanenko [Serving Girl] | Viktor Vikhrov [Lad] | Kirov Chorus and Orchestra, St. Petersburg | Valery Gergiev (conductor)

July 18, 2020

Il barbiere di Siviglia

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 | Adam Fischer (conductor)

July 19, 2020

Tristan und Isolde

Richard Wagner

Thomas Moser [Tristan] | Deborah Voigt [Isolde] | Petra Lang [Brangäne] | Peter Weber [Kurwenal] | Robert Holl [König Marke] | Markus Nieminen [Melot] | Michael Roider [Ein Hirt] | In-Sung Sim [Ein Steuermann] | John Dickie [Ein junger Seemann] | Vienna State Opera Chorus | Vienna State Opera Orchestra | Christian Thielemann (conductor)

July 20, 2020

Mefistofele

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)

July 21, 2020

La bohème

Giacomo Puccini

Anna Moffo [Mimì] | Richard Tucker (tenor) [Rodolfo] | Robert Merrill [Marcello] | Mary Costa [Musetta] | Giorgio Tozzi [Colline] | Philip Maero (baritone) [Schaunard] | Fernando Corena [Benoît] | Giorgio Onesti [Alcindoro] | Adelio Zagonara [Parpignol] | Flavio Tosin [Doganiere] | Adelio Zagonara [Sergente dei Doganieri] | Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus | Erich Leinsdorf (conductor)

July 22, 2020

Poliuto

Gaetano Donizetti

Franco Corelli [Poliuto] | Maria Callas [Paolina] | Ettore Bastianini [Severo] | Nicola Zaccaria [Callistene] | Piero de Palma (tenor) [Nearco] | Rinaldo Pelizzoni [Felice] | Virgilio Carbonari (bass) [Un cristiano] | Giuseppe Morresi [Un cristiano] | Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Antonino Votto (conductor)

July 23, 2020

La Finta Semplice (The Feigned Simpleton)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Helen Donath [Rosina] | Robert Holl [Don Cassandro] | Anthony Rolfe-Johnson [Don Polidoro] | Teresa Berganza [Giacinta] | Jutta-Renate Ihloff [Ninetta] | Thomas Moser [Fracasso] | Robert Lloyd [Simone] | Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg | Leopold Hager (conductor)

July 24, 2020

Tancredi

Gioachino Rossini

Marilyn Horne [Tancredi] | Lella Cuberli [Amenaide] | Ernesto Palacio [Argirio] | Nicola Zaccaria [Orbazzano] | Bernadette Manca di Nissa [Isaura] | Patricia Schuman [Roggiero] | Orchestra e coro del Teatro la Fenice | Ralf Weikert (conductor)

July 25, 2020

La gioconda

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)

July 26, 2020

Dardanus (Tragédie en musique)

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Christiane Eda-Pierre (soprano) [Vénus] | Frederica von Stade (soprano) [Iphise, fille de Teucer (Iphise, daughter of Teucer)] | Georges Gautier (tenor) [Dardanus, fils d'Electra et Jupiter (Dardanus, son of Elektra and Jupiter)] | Michaël Devlin (Anténor, roi d'un pays voisin (Antenor, king of a neighboring country)] | Roger Soyer (bass-baritone) [Teucer, roi de Phrygie (Teucer, King of Phrygia)] | José van Dam (bass) [Isménor, un magicien] | Véronique Dietschy (soprano) [Une Phrygienne] | Hélène Garetti (soprano), Annick Dutertre (soprano), Monique Marandon (soprano), Jean-Philippe Courtis (bass) [Les Songes (Dreams)] | Chœurs du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris [Ministres, les grands, le peuple (Ministers, princes, and people)] | Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris | Raymond Leppard (conductor)

July 27, 2020

Katya Kabanova

Leos Janácek

Zdenek Kroupa [Savel P. Dikoi] | Beno Blachut [Boris Grigorievich] | Ludmila Komancova [Marpha I. Kabanova] | Bohumir Vich [Tikhon I. Kabanov] | Drahomira Tikalova [Katya Kabanova] | Viktor Koci [Vania Kudriash] | Ivana Mixova [Varvara] | Rudolf Zedlicka [Kuligin] | Eva Hlobilova [Glasha] | Marcela Lemariova [Feklusha] | Chorus of the Prague National Theatre [Town-dwellers] | Orchestra of the Prague National Theatre | Jaroslav Krombholc (conductor)

July 28, 2020

Farnace

Antonio Vivaldi

Max Emanuel Cencic [Farnace] | Ruxandra Donose [Tamiri] | Mary Ellen Nesi [Berenice] | Ann Hallenberg [Selinda] | Karina Gauvin [Gilade] | Daniel Behle [Pompeo] | Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro [Aquilio] | Coro della Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano | I Barocchisti | Diego Fasolis (conductor)

July 29, 2020

Un Ballo in Maschera

Giuseppe Verdi

Giorgio Tozzi [Samuel] | Marian Anderson [Ulrica] | Jan Peerce [Riccardo] | Roberta Peters [Oscar] | Zinka Milanov [Amelia] | Norman Scott [Tom] | Robert Merrill [Renato] | James McCracken [Judge] | Calvin Marsh [Silvano] | Carles Anthony [Servant] | Metropolitan Opera | Dimitri Mitropoulos (conductor) | [Live recording from Met radio broadcast of Dec 10, 1955]

July 30, 2020

Turandot

Giacomo Puccini

Joan Sutherland [Turandot] | Luciano Pavarotti [Calaf] | Montserrat Caballé [Liù] | Nicolai Ghiaurov [Timur] | Peter Pears [L'Imperatore Altoum] | Tom Krause [Ping] | Pier Francesco Poli [Pang | Il Principe di Persia] | Piero de Palma [Pong] | Sabin Markov [Un Mandarino] | John Alldis Choir | Wandsworth Boys' Choir | London Philharmonic Orchestra | Zubin Mehta (conductor)

July 31, 2020

Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto

George Frideric Handel

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

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