The Latvian Marina Rebeka is one of the leading soprano of our time and considered one of the world’s best Violetta in Verdi’s “La Traviata”. She has also gained a wide reputation as one of the greatest Rossini and Mozart singers in the world.
Since her international breakthrough at the Salzburg Festival in 2009 under the baton of Riccardo Muti, Marina has been a regular guest at the world’s most prestigious concert halls and opera houses, such as Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall (New York), Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Royal Opera House Covent Garden (London), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Bavarian State Opera (Munich), Vienna State Opera and Zurich Opera House.
She collaborates with leading conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano, Fabio Luisi, Marco Armiliato, Michele Mariotti, Thomas Hengelbrock, Paolo Carignani, Stéphane Denève, Yves Abel, Ottavio Dantone and Alberto Zedda. Outstanding is her varied repertoire, which ranges from Baroque (Handel), Belcanto (Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti) and Verdi (La Traviata) to Tchaikowsky (Eugeny Onegin) and Stravinsky (The Rake’s progress).
As an active and widely noticed concert performer, she gave recitals at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, the “Rudolfinum” Concert Hall in Prague, Rosenblatt recitals in London, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg accompanied by such ensemples as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Filarmonici della Scala. She recorded Rossini’s PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE with the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Rome under Antonio Pappano for EMI (Warner Classics). Her first solo CD “Mozart Arias” was released by EMI (Warner Classics) in November 2013.
Last season Marina sang DON GIOVANNI at Lyric Opera of Chicago, returned to Metropolitan Opera New York to sing LA TRAVIATA and LA BOHEME. Besides that, she debuted in concert with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Mozartwoche in Salzburg. Furthermore she sang Fiordiligi/COSI FAN TUTTE at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Verdi’s Violetta/LA TRAVIATA at Vienna State Opera and Royal Opera House Covent Garden London and sang Rossini’s STABAT MATER at the opening of Rheingau Musik Festival.
Engagements in the season 2015/16 include Donna Anna/DON GIOVANNI, Violetta/LA TRAVIATA and Juliette/ROMEO ET JULIETTE at Vienna State Opera. She will sing Violetta/LA TRAVIATA and Vitellia/LA CLEMENZA DI TITO at Zurich Opera House, Mimi/LA BOHEME at National Theater Mannheim and Latvian National Opera Riga, Haendel’s Ginevra/ARIODANTE at Opera Lausanne, Donna Anna/DON GIOVANNI at Bavarian State Opera and NORMA at Teatro Verdi Trieste. As a concert singer, she sings Rachmaninov’s THE BELLS at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the inauguration concert of Great Amber Hall in Liepaja (Latvia) and in addition concerts with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and Luzern Symphony Orchestra.
Future engagements include Mathilde/GUILLAUME TELL, NORMA and Donna Elvira/DON GIOVANNI at the Metropolitan Opera, LA TRAVIATA and SIMON BOCCANEGRA at Vienna State Opera, Elettra/IDOMENEO at Zurich Opera House and Donna Anna/DON GIOVANNI at Gran Teatro Liceu Barcelona.
Marina Rebeka, born in Riga, began her musical studies in Latvia and continued in Italy where she graduated at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome (2007). During these studies, she also attended the International summer academy in Salzburg and Rossini Academy in Pesaro. Marina is also a winner of several international vocal competitions, among which the renowned Bertelsmann Stiftung “Neue Stimmen” Competition in Gütersloh, Germany.