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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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January 26, 2020

Hamlet

Ambroise Thomas

Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Hamlet] | June Anderson [Ophélie] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Claudius, Roi du Danemark] | Gregory Kunde [Laërte] | Denyce Graves [La Reine Gertrude] | Jean-Philippe Courtis [Le Spectre] | Gerard Garino [Marcellus] | François Le Roux [Horatio] | Michel Trempot [Polonius] | Thierry Felix [Premier Fossoyeur] | Jean-Pierre Furlan [Second Fossoyeur] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | London Philharmonic Orchestra | Antonio de Almeida (conductor)

January 27, 2020

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)

January 28, 2020

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)

January 29, 2020

L'isola disabitata

Joseph Haydn

Susanne Mentzer [Costanza] | Ying Huang [Silvia] | John Aler [Gernando] | Christopher Schaldenbrand [Enrico] | Padova Chamber Orchestra | David Golub (conductor)

January 30, 2020

Don Pasquale

Gaetano Donizetti

Beverly Sills (soprano) [Norina] | Donald Gramm [Don Pasquale] | Alan Titus [Dottor Malatesta] | Alfredo Kraus [Ernesto] | Henry Newman [Un Notaro] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | London Symphony Orchestra | Sarah Caldwell (conductor)

January 31, 2020

Götterdämmerung

Richard Wagner

Birgit Nilsson (soprano) [Brünnhilde] | Wolfgang Windgassen (tenor) [Siegfried] | Gustav Neidlinger [Alberich] | Gottlieb Frick (bass) [Hagen] | Claire Watson [Gutrune] | Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau [Gunther] | Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) [Waltraute] | Lucia Popp [Woglinde] | Della Jones [Wellgunde] | Maureen Guy [Flosshilde] | Helen Watts (alto) [Erste Norn] | Grace Hoffman [Zweite Norn] | Anita Välkki [Dritte Norn] | Vienna State Opera Chorus | Vienna Philharmonic | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

February 1, 2020

Prince Igor

Alexander Borodin

Constantin Chekerliiksi [Igor Svastoslavich] | Boris Christoff [Prince Galitsky | Khan Konchak] | Todor Todorov [Vladimir] | Cyril Dulguerov [Eroshka] | Alexei Milkovsky [Skula] | Luben Mikhailov [Lovlur] | Julia Wiener [Yaroslavna] | Reni Penkova [Konchakovna] | Radka Gaeva [Nurse] | Liliana Bareva [Polovtsian Girl] | Chorus and Orchestra of the National Opera Theatre of Sofia | Jerzy Semkov (conductor)

February 2, 2020

Ezio

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)

February 3, 2020

Manon Lescaut

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber

Mady Mesplé [Manon Lescaut] | Peter-Christoph Runge [Le Marquis d'Hérigny] | Jean-Claude Orliac [Le Chevalier Des Grieux] | Yves Bisson [Lescaut] | Emmy Greger [Marguerite] | Gérard Friedmann [Gervais] | Ghislaine Victorius [Zabi] | Alain Duverry [Renaud] | Bernard Fabre-Garrus [Durozeau] | Nicole Chaudeau [Madame Bancelin] | Jean Bussard [Un Domestique] | Alain Duverry [Le Sergent] | Chours de Radio France | Orchestre Lyrique de Radio-France | Jean-Pierre Marty (conductor)

February 4, 2020

Schwanda der Dudelsachpfeifer (Schwanda the Bagpiper)

Jaromír Weinberger

Hermann Prey (baritone) [Schwanda] | Lucia Popp [Dorotka] | Siegfried Jerusalem [Babinsky] | Gwendolyn Killebrew [Königin] | Alexander Malta (bass) [Magier] | Siegmund Nimsgern [Teufel] | Karl Kreile [Richter] | Albert Gassner [Scharfrichter] | Heinrich Weber [Famulus] | Georg Baumgartner [Hauptmann] | Anton Rosner [Landsknecht] | Peter Lika (baritone) [Landsknecht] | Münchner Rundfunkorchester | Bavarian Radio Chorus | Heinz Wallberg (conductor)

February 5, 2020

Manon

Jules Massenet

Angela Gheorghiu (soprano) [Manon] | Roberto Alagna (tenor) [Le Chevalier Des Grieux] | Earle Patriarco [Lescaut] | José van Dam (baritone) [Le Comte des Grieux] | Gilles Ragon [Guillot de Morfontaine] | Nicolas Rivenq (bass) [De Brétigny] | Anna Maria Panzarella [Poussette] | Sophie Koch (mezzo-soprano) [Javotte] | Susanne Schimmack [Rosette] | Nicolas Cavalllier [L'hôtelier] | Orchestre Symphonique et Chours de la Monnaie | Antonio Pappano (conductor)

February 6, 2020

Madama Butterfly

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)

February 7, 2020

Il Pirata

Vincenzo Bellini

Maria Callas [Imogene] | Constantino Ego [Ernesto] | Pier Miranda Ferraro [Gualtiero] | Glade Peterson [Itulbo] | Chester Watson [Goffredo (Solitario)] | Regina Sarfaty [Adele] | Chorus and Orchestra of the American Opera Society | Nicola Rescigno (conductor)

February 8, 2020

Le Prophète

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Marilyn Horne [Fidès] | James McCracken [Jean de Leyden] | Renata Scotto (soprano) [Berthe] | Jules Bastin [Le Comte d'Oberthal] | Jerome Hines [Zacharie] | Jean Dupouy [Jonas] | Christian du Plessis [Mathisen] | Oliver Broome [Paysan] | John Noble [Paysan] | Patricia Clark (soprano) [Paysanne] | Shirley Minty [Paysanne] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | Boys Choir, Haberdashers' Aske's School, Elstree | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Henry Lewis (conductor)

February 9, 2020

Tannhäuser

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)

February 10, 2020

Idomeneo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) [Idomeneo] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Idamante] | Sylvia McNair [Ilia] | Hillevi Martinpelto [Elettra] | Nigel Robson [Arbace] | Glenn Winslade [Gran Sacerdote di Nettuno] | Cornelius Hauptmann (bass) [La Voce] | Angela Kazimierczuk [Cretesa 1] | Jonathan Peter Kenny [Cretesa 2] | Philip Salmon [Troiane 1] | Stephen Charlesworth [Troiane 2] | The Monteverdi Choir | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

February 11, 2020

Dardanus

Jean-Philippe Rameau

John Mark Ainsley (tenor) [Dardanus] | Véronique Gens [Iphise] | Laurent Naouri [Anténor] | Mireille Delunsch [Vénus] | Jean-Philippe Courtis [Isménor] | Russell Smythe [Teucer] | Magdalena Kozená [Une Bergère] | Françoise Masset [L'Amour] | Jean-Louis Bindi [Un Phrygien] | Magdalena Kozená [Première Songe] | Alain Lombard (conductor) [Seconde Songe] | Marcos Pujol [Troisième Songe] | Magdalena Kozená [Première Phrygienne] | Françoise Masset [Seconde Phrygienne] | Chour des Musiciens du Louvre | Les musiciens du Louvre | Marc Minkowski (conductor)

February 12, 2020

Macbeth

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)

February 13, 2020

La Wally

Alfredo Catalani

Eva Marton [Wally] | Francesco Ellero d'Artegna [Stromminger] | Alan Titus [Vincenzo Gellner] | Francisco Araiza [Giuseppe, servo di Violetta] | Birgit Calm [Afra] | Julie Kaufmann [Walter] | Michele Pertusi [Il Pedone] | Bavarian Radio Chorus | Münchner Rundfunkorchester | Pinchas Steinberg (conductor)

February 14, 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)

February 15, 2020

L'incoronazione di Dario

Antonio Vivaldi

John Elwes [Dario] | Gerard Lesne [Statira] | Henri Ledroit [Argene] | Michel Verschaeve [Niceno] | Isabelle Poulenard [Alinda] | Agnes Mellon [Oronte] | Isabelle Poulenard [Arpago] | Dominique Visse [Flora Bervoix] | John Elwes [Le Fantôme de Ciro] | Michel Verschaeve [L'Oracle d'Apollo] | Ensemble Baroque de Nice | Gilbert Bezzin (conductor)

February 16, 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)

February 17, 2020

Maometto Secondo

Gioachino Rossini

Maometto Secondo

February 18, 2020

Ariodante

George Frideric Handel

Denis Sedov [Il Re di Scozia] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Ariodante] | Lynne Dawson (soprano) [Ginevra] | Richard Croft [Lurcanio] | Ewa Podles [Polinesso] | Verónica Cangemi [Dalinda] | Luc Coadou [Odoardo] | Chour des Musiciens du Louvre | Les musiciens du Louvre | Marc Minkowski (conductor)

February 19, 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)

February 20, 2020

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)

February 21, 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)

February 22, 2020

La Rondine

Giacomo Puccini

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) [Magda] | Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Ruggero] | Mariana Nicolesco [Lisette] | David Rendall [Prunier] | Leo Nucci (baritone) [Rambaldo] | Lillian Watson [Yvette] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | London Symphony Orchestra | Lorin Maazel (conductor)

February 23, 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)

February 24, 2020

Rodelinda

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

February 25, 2020

Il re pastore

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Reri Grist [Aminta] | Lucia Popp [Elisa] | Arlene Saunders [Tamiri] | Nicola Monti [Agenore] | Luigi Alva [Alessandro] | Orchestra of Naples | Denis Vaughan (conductor)

February 26, 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)

February 27, 2020

Lohengrin

Richard Wagner

René Kollo (tenor) [Lohengrin] | Anna Tomowa-Sintow [Elsa von Brabant] | Siegmund Nimsgern [Friedrich von Telramund] | Dunja Vejzovic [Ortrud] | Karl Ridderbusch [Heinrich der Vogler (Henry the Fowler)] | Robert Kerns (baritone) [The King's Herald] | Klaus Lang [Nobleman of Brabant] | Peter Maus [Nobleman of Brabant] | Martin Vantin [Nobleman of Brabant] | Josef Becker [Nobleman of Brabant] | Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin [Saxons, Thuringians, Brabantians] | Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

February 28, 2020

Bluebeard's Castle

Béla Bartók

Samuel Ramey (bass) [Duke Bluebeard] | Eva Marton [Judith] | Women of the Hungarian Radio and Television Chorus | Hungarian State Orchestra | Adam Fischer (conductor)

February 29, 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)

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