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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, 2019

Les Pêcheurs de perles

Georges Bizet

Janine Micheau [Leïla] | Nicolai Gedda [Nadir] | Ernest Blanc [Zurga] | Jacques Mars [Nourabad] | Chours du Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique | Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique | Pierre Dervaux (conductor)

December 12, 2019

Les Huguenots

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Ghylaine Raphanel [Marguerite de Valois] | Françoise Pollet [Valentine] | Danielle Borst [Urbain] | Richard Leech (tenor) [Raoul de Nangis] | Gilles Cachemaille (bass) [Le Comte de Nevers] | Boris Martinovic [Le Comte de Saint-Bris] | Nicola Ghiuselev [Marcel] | Jean-Luc Maurette [De Tavannes] | Christian Jean [De Cossé/Bois Roé/Un Moine] | Marc Barrard (baritone) [De Thoré] | Antoine Garcin [De Retz] | Herve Martin [De Meru/Un Moine/Un Archer] | Christian Boulay [Maurevert/Un Moine] | Chours de l'Opéra de Montpellier | Orchestre Philharmonique de Montpellier | Cyril Diederich (conductor)

December 13, 2019

Un Ballo in Maschera

Giuseppe Verdi

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Riccardo] | Renato Bruson [Renato] | Margaret Price [Amelia] | Christa Ludwig [Ulrica] | Kathleen Battle [Oscar] | Peter Weber [Silvano] | Robert Lloyd [Samuel] | Malcolm King [Tom] | Alexander Oliver [Un Giudice] | Peter Hall [Un Servo d'Amelia] | London Opera Chorus [Deputies, officers, sailors, guards, men and women of the people, gentlemen, followers of Samuel and Tom, servants, maskers and dancing couples] | Royal College of Music Junior Department Chorus | National Philharmonic Orchestra | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

December 14, 2019

Maria Stuarda

Gaetano Donizetti

Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra] | Edita Gruberova [Maria Stuarda, Regina di Scozia] | Iris Vermillion (mezzo-soprano) [Anna Kennedy] | Francisco Araiza [Roberto, Conte di Leicester] | Simone Alaimo [Lord Guglielmo Cecil] | Francesco Ellero d'Artegna [Giorgio Talbot, Conte di Shrewsbury] | Bavarian Radio Chorus | Munich Radio Orchestra | Giuseppe Patanè (conductor)

December 15, 2019

L'incoronazione di Poppea

Claudio Monteverdi

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [La Fortuna] | Catherine Bott [La Virtù] | Marinella Pennicchi [Amore] | Sylvia McNair [Poppea] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Ottavia] | Dana Hanchard [Nerone] | Michael Chance (alto) [Ottone] | Francesco Ellero d'Artegna [Seneca] | Catherine Bott [Drusilla] | Bernarda Fink (alto) [Arnalta] | Roberto Balconi [Nutrice] | Mark Tucker (tenor) [Soldato] | Nigel Robson [Soldato] | Mark Tucker (tenor) [Lucano] | Constanze Backes [Valletto] | Marinella Pennicchi [Damigella] | Nigel Robson [Liberto] | Julian Clarkson [Littore] | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

December 16, 2019

La Vestale

Gaspare Spontini

Anthony Michaels-Moore [Licinius] | J. Patrick Raftery [Cinna] | Dimitri Kavrakos [Le Souveraine Pontife] | Aldo Bramante [Le chef des aruspices] | Silvestro Sammaritano [Un consul] | Karen Huffstodt [Julia] | Denyce Graves [La Grande Vestale] | Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala | Riccardo Muti (conductor)

December 17, 2019

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)

December 18, 2019

Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Edita Gruberova [Konstanze] | Kathleen Battle [Blonde] | Gösta Winbergh [Belmonte] | Heinz Zednik [Pedrillo] | Martti Talvela [Osmin] | Will Quadflieg [Selim] | Vienna State Opera Concert Chorus | Vienna Philharmonic | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

December 19, 2019

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 20, 2019

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Gioachino Rossini

Jerry Hadley (tenor) [Il Conte d'Almaviva] | Bruno Praticò [Bartolo] | Susanne Mentzer [Rosina] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Figaro] | Samuel Ramey (bass) [Basilio] | Josè Fardilha [Fiorello] | Mauro Utzeri [Ambrogio | Ufficiale] | Amelia Felle [Berta] | Coro e Orchestra della Toscana | Gianluigi Gelmetti (conductor)

December 21, 2019

Faust

Charles Gounod

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) [Marguerite] | Francisco Araiza [Faust] | Evgeny Nesterenko [Méphistophélès] | Andreas Schmidt (baritone) [Valentin] | Pamela Coburn [Siébel] | Marjana Lipovsek (alto) [Marthe] | Gilles Cachemaille (bass) [Wagner] | Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra | Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

December 22, 2019

Tosca

Giacomo Puccini

Katia Ricciarelli (soprano) [Floria Tosca] | José Carreras (tenor) [Mario Cavaradossi] | Ruggero Raimondi (baritone) [Il barone Vitellio Scarpia] | Gottfried Hornik (bass) [Cesare Angelotti] | Heinz Zednik (tenor) [Spoletta] | Fernando Corena [Un sagrestano] | Victor von Halem (baritone) [Sciarrone] | Victor von Halem (baritone) [Un carceriere] | Wolfgang Bünten (tenor) [Un pastore] | Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin | Schöneberger Sängerknaben | Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

December 23, 2019

Castor et Pollux (Tragédie en musique)

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Jeanette Scovotti (soprano) [Minerve (Minerva)] | Märta Schéle (soprano) [Vénus] | Zeger Vandersteene (tenor) [L'Amour (Cupid)] | Rolf Leanderson (baritone) [Mars] | Jeanette Scovotti (soprano) [Télaïre, fille du Soleil (Telaira, daughter of the Sun)] | Norma Lerer (soprano) [Phébé, princesse de Sparte (Phoebe, Princess of Sparta)] | Zeger Vandersteene (tenor) [Castor, fils de Tindare (Castor, son of Tyndareus)] | Gérard Souzay (baritone) [Pollux, fils de Jupiter et de Léda (Pollux, son of Jupiter and Leda)] | Jacques Villisech (bass-baritone) [Jupiter] | Sven-Erik Alexandersson (tenor) [Le Gran-Pretre de Jupiter (The high priest of Jupiter) | Un Athlète] | Rold Leanderson (baritone) [Un Athlète] | Helga Reiter (soprano) [Une Suivante d'Hébé (A follower of Hebe)] | Märta Schéle (soprano) [Une Suivante d'Hébé (A follower of Hebe) | Une Ombre heureuse (A blessed spirit) | Une Planète (A planet)] | Stockholm Kammerkören [Les Arts | Les Plaisirs (the Pleasures)] | Stockholm Kammerkören [Athlètes, combattants et Spartiates | Prêtres de Jupiter (priests of Jupiter) | Plaisirs célestes | Démons | Ombres heureuses (blessed spirits) | Astres (stars) | Constellations, Planètes, Satellites | Les Dieux (gods)] | Concentus Musicus Wien | Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

December 24, 2019

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)

December 25, 2019

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)

December 26, 2019

La fille du régiment

Gaetano Donizetti

Joan Sutherland (soprano) [Marie] | Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) [Tonio] | Monica Sinclair [La marquise de Berkenfield] | Jules Bruyère [Hortensius] | Spiro Malas [Sulpice] | Eric Garrett [Le caporal] | Edith Coates [La duchesse de Crakentorp] | Alan Jones [Un paysan] | Omar Gorde [Un notaire] | Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden | Richard Bonynge (conductor)

December 27, 2019

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner

Jon Vickers [Siegmund] | Martti Talvela [Hunding] | Thomas Stewart (baritone) [Wotan] | Gundula Janowitz [Sieglinde] | Régine Crespin (soprano) [Brünnhilde] | Josephine Veasey [Fricka] | Liselotte Rebmann [Gerhilde] | Carlotta Ordassy [Ortlinde] | Ingrid Steger [Waltraute] | Lilo Brockhaus [Schwertleite] | Daniza Mastilovic [Helmwige] | Barbro Ericson [Siegrune] | Cvetka Ahlin [Grimgerde] | Helga Jenckel [Roßweisse] | Berlin Philharmonic | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

December 28, 2019

Otello

Giuseppe Verdi

Plácido Domingo [Otello] | Cheryl Studer [Desdemona] | Sergei Leiferkus [Jago] | Denyce Graves [Emilia] | Ramon Vargas [Cassio] | Michael Schade [Roderigo] | Ildebrando D'Arcangelo [Lodovico] | Giacomo Prestia [Montano] | Philippe Duminy [Un Araldo] | Chœur de l'Opéra-Bastille [Soldiers & sailors of the Republic of Venice, Venetian nobles, Cypriots, Greek, Dalmatian & Albanian soldiers, children of the island] | Orchestre de l'Opéra-Bastille | Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

December 29, 2019

Genoveva

Robert Schumann

Harald Stamm [Hidulfus | Caspar] | Alan Titus [Siegfried] | Julia Faulkner [Genoveva] | Keith Lewis [Golo] | Renate Behle [Margaretha] | Carl Schultz [Drago] | Johann Tilli [Balthasar] | Hamburg Opera Chorus | Hamburg Philharmonic | Gerd Albrecht (conductor)

December 30, 2019

Atalanta

George Frideric Handel

Dominique Labelle [Atalanta] | Susanne Rydén [Meleagro] | Cécile van de Sant [Irene] | Michael Slattery [Aminta] | Philip Cutlip [Nicandro] | Corey McKern [Mercurio] | Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra | Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

December 31, 2019

Die lustige Witwe

Franz Lehár

Felicity Lott (soprano) [Hanna Glawari] | Thomas Hampson (baritone) [Graf Danilo Danilowitsch] | Elzbieta Szmytka [Valencienne] | John Aler [Camille de Rosillon] | Kurt Azesberger [Viscomte Cascada] | Robert Poulton [Baron Mirko Zeta] | Rudolf Schasching [Raoul de St Brioche] | Stuart MacIntyre [Kromow] | Christopher Parke [Bogdanowitsch] | Howard Quilla Croft [Pritschitsch] | Anna O'Byrne [Grisette 1] | Paula O'Sullivan [Grisette 2] | Philippa Daly [Grisette 3] | Michelle Walton [Grisette 4] | Alison Duguid [Grisette 5] | Joanna Campion [Grisette 6] | Sir Dirk Bogarde [Narrator] | The Glyndebourne Chorus | London Philharmonic Orchestra | Franz Welser-Möst (conductor)

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