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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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December 11, 2018

Les Boréades (Tragédie en musique)

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Jennifer Smith (soprano) [Alphise, reine de la Bactriane (Alphisa, Queen of Bactria)]| Anne-Marie Rodde (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 de Borée (suitor to Alphisa, of the line of Boreas)]| Jean-Philippe Lafont (bass) [Borée, dieu des vents du Nord (Boreas, god of the North Wind)]| Gilles Cachemaille (baritone) [Borilée, prétendants d'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)| les Saisons (Seasons)| les Muses| les Zéphyrs| les Heures e les Arts (Hours and Arts)| vents souterrains (subterranean winds)]| English Baroque Soloists| John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

December 12, 2018

Dalibor

Bedrich Smetana

Ivan Kusnher [Vladislav]| Leo Marian Vodicka [Dalibor]| Vratislav Kriz [Budivoj]| Jiri Kalendovsky [Benes]| Miroslav Kopp [Vítek]| Eva Urbanová [Milada]| Jirina Markova [Jitka]| Bohuslav Marsik [Judge]| Chorus of the Prague National Theatre| Orchestra of the Prague National Theatre| Zdenek Kosler (conductor)

December 13, 2018

Iphigénie en Tauride

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Christine Goerke (soprano) [Iphigénie]| Rodney Gilfry [Oreste]| Vinson Cole [Pylade]| Stephen Salters [Thoas]| Sharon Baker [First Priestess| Greek Woman]| Jayne West [Second Priestess| Diana]| Mark Andrew Cleveland [A Scythian]| Mark Risinger [Minister of Thoas]| Boston Baroque Chorus [Priestesses, Scythians, Eumenides, and Greeks]| Boston Baroque Orchestra| Martin Pearlman (conductor)

December 14, 2018

Aroldo

Giuseppe Verdi

Neil Shicoff [Aroldo]| Carol Vaness [Mina]| Anthony Michaels-Moore [Egberto]| Roberto Scandiuzzi [Briano]| Julian Gavin [Godvino]| Sergio Spina [Enrico]| Marina Comparato [Elena]| Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino [Knight-crusaders, ladies & gentlemen of Kent, squires, pages, heralds, huntsmen, Saxons, Scottish peasants]| Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino| Fabio Luisi (conductor)

December 15, 2018

Serse (Xerxes)

George Frideric Handel

Judith Malafronte [Serse (Xerxes)]| Jennifer Smith (soprano) [Romilda]| Lisa Milne (soprano) [Atalanta]| Susan Bickley [Amastre]| Brian Asawa [Arsamene]| David Thomas [Elviro]| Dean Ely [Ariodate]| Hanover Band and Chorus| Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

December 16, 2018

The Fairy Queen

Henry Purcell

The Monteverdi Choir| The English Baroque Soloists| John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

December 17, 2018

L'italiana in Algeri

Gioachino Rossini

Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) [Mustafà]| Patrizia Pace [Elvira]| Anna Gonda [Zulma]| Alessandro Corbelli [Haly]| Frank Lopardo (tenor) [Lindoro]| Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Isabella]| Enzo Dara [Taddeo]| Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus| Vienna Philharmonic| Claudio Abbado (conductor)

December 18, 2018

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)

December 19, 2018

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)

December 20, 2018

Beatrice di Tenda

Vincenzo Bellini

Edita Gruberova [Beatrice di Tenda]| Vesselina Kasarova [Agnese]| Igor Morosow [Filippo Maria Visconti]| Don Bernardini [Orombello]| Branko Robinsak [Anichino]| Daniel Sumegi [Rizzardo]| Wiener Jeunesse-Chor| ORF-Symphonieorchester| Pinchas Steinberg (conductor)

December 21, 2018

Tosca

Giacomo Puccini

Mirella Freni (soprano) [Floria Tosca]| Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Mario Cavaradossi]| Samuel Ramey (bass) [Il barone Vitellio Scarpia]| Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone) [Cesare Angelotti]| Anthony Lacuira [Spoletta]| Angelo Veccia [Un sagrestano]| Ralf Lukas [Sciarrone]| Bryan Secombe [Un carceriere]| Lee Tiernan [Un pastore]| Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden| Children's Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden| Philharmonia Orchestra| Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)

December 22, 2018

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)

December 23, 2018

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)

December 24, 2018

La Finta Giardiniera

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sophie Karthäuser [Sandrina]| Jeremy Ovenden [Contino Belfiore]| Alex Penda [Arminda]| Marie-Claude Chappuis [Cavaliere Ramiro]| Nicolas Rivenq [Podestà]| Sunhae Im [Serpetta]| Michael Nagy [Roberto]| Freiburg Baroque Orchestra| René Jacobs (conductor)

December 25, 2018

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)

December 26, 2018

Samson et Dalila

Camille Saint-Saëns

Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Dalila]| José Carreras (tenor) [Samson]| Jonathan Summers [Le Grand Prêtre]| Simon Estes [Abimelech]| Paata Burchuladze [Un Vieillard Hébreu]| Robert Swensen [Un Messager Philistin]| Donald George Smith [Premier Philistin]| Urban Malmberg (bass) [Deuxième Philistin]| Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra| Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

December 27, 2018

La sonnambula

Vincenzo Bellini

Joan Sutherland (soprano) [Amina]| Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Elvino]| Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass) [Rodolfo]| Isobel Buchanan [Lisa]| John Tomlinson [Alessio]| Piero de Palma (tenor) [Notaro]| Della Jones [Teresa]| London Opera Chorus| National Philharmonic Orchestra| Richard Bonynge (conductor)

December 28, 2018

Le Cid

Jules Massenet

Grace Bumbry [Chimene]| Plácido Domingo (tenor) [Rodrigue]| Paul Plishka [Don Diegue]| Clinton Ingram [Don Arias]| Theodore Hodges [Don Alonzo]| Arnold Voketaitis [Le Comte de Gormas]| Eleanor Bergquist [L'Infante]| Jake Gardner [Le Roi]| Peter Lightfoot [l'Envoye Maure]| John Adams [St. Jacques]| Byrne Camp Chorale| Opera Orchestra of New York| Eve Queler (conductor)

December 29, 2018

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)

December 30, 2018

Der Traumgörge

Alexander von Zemlinsky

David Kuebler [Görge]| Patricia Racette [Gertraud]| Iride Martinez [Grete]| Andreas Schmidt (baritone) [Hans]| Zelotes Edmund Toliver [Der Müller]| Julian Rodescu [Der Pastor]| Susan Anthony [Die Prinzessin]| Machiko Obata [Eine Traumstimme]| Michael Volle [Kaspar]| Lothar Odinius [Züngl]| Zelotes Edmund Toliver [Mathes]| Natalie Karl [Marei]| John C. Pierce [Ein Wirt]| Machiko Obata [Eine Wirtin]| Julian Rodescu [Ein Bauer]| Opernchor der Hochschule für Musik Köln [Burschen und Mädchen, Dorfleute, Traumstimmen, Bauern, Kinder]| Gürzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker| James Conlon (conductor)

December 31, 2018

Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss II

Wolfgang Brendel [Gabriel von Eisenstein]| Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) [Rosalinde]| Tom Krause [Frank]| Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo-soprano) [Prinz Orlofsky]| Richard Leech (tenor) [Alfred]| Olaf Bär (baritone) [Dr. Falke]| Anton Wendler [Dr. Blind]| Edita Gruberova [Adele]| Karin Göttling [Ida]| Otto Schenk [Frosch]| Vienna State Opera Chorus| Vienna Philharmonic| André Previn (conductor)

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