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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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October 17, 2018

Libuse

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)

October 18, 2018

Pénélope

Gabriel Fauré

Jessye Norman (soprano) [Pénélope] | Jocelyne Taillon [Euryclée] | Colette Alliot-Lugaz [Alkandre] | Christine Barbaux (soprano) [Phylo] | Danielle Borst [Lydie] | Michelle Command [Mélantho] | Norma Lerer [Cléone] | Alain Vanzo [Ulysse] | Jean Dupouy [Antinoüs] | Paul Guigue [Ctésippe] | Gérard Friedmann [Léodès] | Philippe Huttenlocher [Eurymaque] | José van Dam (baritone) [Eumée] | François Le Roux [Pisandre] | Ensemble Vocal Jean LaForge | Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo | Charles Dutoit (conductor)

October 19, 2018

Les contes d'Hoffmann

Jacques Offenbach

Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Hoffmann] | Edita Gruberova [Olympia/Antonia/Giulietta] | Claudia Eder [Nicklausse/La Muse] | Andreas Schmidt (baritone) [Lindorf] | Gabriel Bacquier [Coppélius] | James Morris (bass) [Miracle] | Justino Diaz [Dapertutto] | Robert Gambill [Andrès] | Paul Crook [Cochenille/Pitichinaccio] | Michel Sénéchal (bass) [Frantz] | Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) [La voix de la mère d'Antonia] | Robin Leggate [Nathanaël] | Gérard Friedmann [Spalanzani] | Urban Malmberg (bass) [Hermann] | Richard Van Allan [Schlémil] | Kurt Rydl [Luther] | Harald Stamm [Crespel] | Chœurs de Radio France [Esprits invisibles, étudiants, garçons de taverne, invités de Spalanzani, laquais, invitétes de Giulietta] | Orchestre National de France | Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

October 20, 2018

Il turco in Italia

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)

October 21, 2018

Roméo et Juliette

Charles Gounod

Roberto Alagna (tenor) [Roméo] | Angela Gheorghiu (soprano) [Juliette] | José van Dam (baritone) [Frère Laurent] | Marie-Ange Todorovitch [Stéphano] | Simon Keenlyside (baritone) [Mercutio] | Alain Fondary [Capulet] | Claire Larcher [Gertrude] | Daniel Galvez Vallejo [Tybalt] | Guy Flechter [Benvolio] | Didier Henry [Pâris] | Till Fecnher [Grégorio] | Alain Vernhes [Le Duc] | Christophe Fel [Frère Jean] | Anne Constantin [Manuela] | Doris Lamprecht [Pepita] | Yann Beuron [Angelo] | Chœur et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse | Michel Plasson (conductor)

October 22, 2018

Zaide

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)

October 23, 2018

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Richard Wagner

Robert Holl (bass) [Hans Sachs] | Emily Magee [Eva] | Peter Seiffert [Walther von Stolzing] | Endrik Wottrich [David] | Matthias Hòlle [Veit Pogner] | Bernhard Schneider [Kunz Vogelgesang] | Roman Trekel [Konrad Nachtigal] | Andreas Schmidt (baritone) [Sixtus Beckmesser] | Hans-Joachim Ketelsen [Fritz Kothner] | Torsten kerl [Balthasar Zorn] | Peter Maus [Ulrich Eisslinger] | Helmut Pampuch [Augustin Moser] | Sándor Sólyom-Nagy [Hermann Ortel] | Alfred Reiter [Hans Schwarz] | Jyrki Korhonen [Hans Foltz] | Birgitta Svendén [Magdalene] | Kwangchul Youn [A Night Watchman] | Chor un Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele | Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

October 24, 2018

Tamerlano

George Frideric Handel

Derek Ragin [Tamerlan] | Nigel Robson [Bajazet] | Nancy Argenta (soprano) [Asteria] | Michael Chance (alto) [Andronicus] | Jane Findlay [Irène] | Renè Schirrer [Léon] | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

October 25, 2018

Simon Boccanegra

Giuseppe Verdi

Piero Cappuccilli [Simon Boccanegra] | Mirella Freni [Maria Boccanegra] | Nicolai Ghiaurov [Jacopo Fiesco] | José Carreras [Gabriele Adorno] | José van Dam [Paolo Albiani] | Giovanni Foiani [Pietro Fleville] | Antonio Savastano [Un capitano dei balestrieri] | Maria Fausta Gallamini [Un'ancella di Amelia] | Coro del Teatro alla Scala [Soldiers, sailors, populace, senators, the Doge's court] | Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Claudio Abbado (conductor)

October 26, 2018

Guglielmo Tell

Gioachino Rossini

Giorgio Zancanaro [Guglielmo Tell] | Chris Merritt [Arnoldo] | Giorgio Surian [Gualtiero] | Franco de Grandis [Melchthal] | Amelia Felle [Jemmy] | Luciana D'Intino [Edwige] | Vittorio Terranova [Un pescatore] | Alberto Noli [Leutoldo] | Luigi Roni [Gessler] | Cheryl Studer (soprano) [Matilde] | Ernesto Gavazzi [Rodolfo] | Ernesto Panariello [Un cacciatore] | Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Riccardo Muti (conductor)

October 27, 2018

Edgar

Giacomo Puccini

Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Edgar] | Adriana Damato [Fidelia] | Marianne Cornetti [Tigrana] | Juan Pons [Frank] | Rafal Siwek [Gualtiero] | Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia | Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia | Alberto Veronesi (conductor)

October 28, 2018

Catone in Utica

Antonio Vivaldi

Cecilia Gasdia [Cesare] | Marilyn Schmiege [Marzia] | Susanna Rigacci [Arbace] | Margarita Zimmermann [Emilia] | Lucrezia Lendi [Fulvio] | Ernesto Palacio [Catone] | I Solist Veneti | Claudio Scimione (conductor)

October 29, 2018

Andrea Chénier

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] | Franco Federici [Jean-Antoine Roucher] | Gábor Vághelyi [Pietro Fleville] | Klára Takács [Bersi] | Istvan Rozsos [L'Abate] | József Gregor [Mathieu] | Éva Farkas [La Vecchia] | Kázmér Sárkány [Dumas] | Tamás Bátor [Antoine Fouquier-Tinville] | János Tóth [Schmidt] | József Moldvai [Maestro di Casa] | Chorus of the Hungarian State Radio and Television | Children's Choir of the Hungarian State Opera | Hungarian State Orchestra | Giuseppe Patanè (conductor)

October 30, 2018

Les Fêtes d'Hébé (Opéra-ballet) [The Festivities of Hebe]

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Sophie Daneman (soprano) [Hébé (Hebe) | Une Naïde (A Naiad)] | Gaëlle Méchaly (soprano) [L'Amour (Cupid)] | Paul Agnew (tenor) [Momus | Le Ruisseau (The stream)] | Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano) [Sapho (Sappho)] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor) [Thélème (Thelemus)] | Luc Coadou (baritone) [Alcée (Alcaeus)] | Laurent Slaars (baritone) [Hymas] | Matthieu Lécroart (baritone) [Le Fleuve (The river)] | Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano) [Iphise] | Maryseult Wieczorek (mezzo-soprano) [Une Lacédémonienne (A Lacedaemonian woman)] | Paul Agnew (tenor) [Lycurgue (Lycurgus)] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor) [L'Oracle] | Thierry Félix (baritone) [Tirtée (Tyrtaeus)] | Sophie Daneman (soprano) Églé [Eglea)] | Maryseult Wieczorek (mezzo-soprano) [Une Bergère (A shepherdess)] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor) [Mercure (Mercury)] | Thierry Félix (baritone) [Eurilas] | Chœurs des Arts Florissants [Mariniers, Lacédémoniennes, bergers, bergères, nymphes, faunes, et sylvains (Rivermen, Lacedaemonian women, shepherds, shepherdesses, nymphs, fauns, and sylvans)] | Les Arts Florissants | William Christie (conductor)

October 31, 2018

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)

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