Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka is one of the leading singers of our age and has made an outstanding name for herself as one of the world’s finest Violettas (La traviata) and also in works by Rossini and Mozart. She made her international breakthrough at the 2009 Salzburg Festival as Anaï (Moïse et Pharaon) under Muti. Since then she has appeared in opera houses and concert halls all over the world in a wide-ranging repertoire that extends from the Baroque and bel canto to Verdi, Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress).
Recent successes have included Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as well as at the Bavarian and Vienna State Operas, Violetta at the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden and in Zurich, Juliette (Roméo et Juliette) at the Vienna State Opera, Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) in Zurich, Mimì (La bohème) in Mannheim and Riga, Ginevra (Ariodante) in Lausanne, Norma in Trieste and Elettra in a concert performance of Idomeneo under Nagano at the Audi Summer Concerts in Ingolstadt.
Plans include Mathilde (Guillaume Tell), Norma and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) at the Met, Violetta in Valencia, Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda in Rome, Marguerite (Faust) in Riga and Mimì, Violetta and Amelia (Simon Boccanegra) at the Vienna State Opera.
Among the conductors with whom Marina Rebeka has appeared are Muti, Mehta, Pappano, Luisi, Armiliato, Mariotti, Hengelbrock, Carignani, Denève, Abel, Dantone and Zedda. As a concert artist and song recitalist she has performed at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, at the Rudolfinum in Prague, at the Rosenblatt Recitals in London, at La Scala, Milan, and at the Mozart Week Festival in Salzburg. She has shared a platform with such well-known orchestras as the Vienna Philharmonic, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and the Filarmonica della Scala. She has also been heard in New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Culture and Convention Centre in Lucerne. In December 2016 she will take part in a performance of Rossini’s Stabat Mater in the Vienna Musikverein.
Marina Rebeka has recorded Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Pappano. In 2013 EMI also released her first solo album of Mozart arias.
Current as of August 2016