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La traviata / Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia

The great victor of the night was the soprano Marina Rebeka, who has received a standing ovation in recognition of her clean and virtuous voice and her delivery of the leading role. "It's one of the best Violettas I've heard in 50 years," Plácido Domingo said of her at this week's press conference in Valencia."

“… this was a solid, worthy Traviata, chiefly because of Rebeka, a splendid actor and a singer in the peak of her powers. The Latvian soprano is capable of scaling the heights of an exultant “Sembre libera” and descending to the abyss of a devastating, crystal-clear “Addio del passato,” achieved with seemingly effortless legato … Domingo’s confrontation with Violetta in Act II was arguably the dramatic center of the piece: with Rebeka and Domingo, it was easy to understand why many consider the elder Germont the true dramatic partner of the courtesan.”

Roberto Herrscher – Opera News

“The star of the night was Marina Rebeka, who played Violeta Valéry as a memento, with a sublime voice, just as beautiful in the pianísimos as in the high dynamics. She was able to sing in all possible positions: from the top of the stairs to lying on the floor, without her voice losing the apex of beauty and lyricism. The loudest applause of the audience was for her.”

“Next to him, a technically excellent Violetta Valéry, Marina Rebeka, left the audience fascinated by her presence, power, color, versatility, balanced vibrato and clear diction.”

{Junto a él, una técnicamente excelente Violetta Valéry, Marina Rebeka, dejó fascinada a la audiencia por presencia, potencia, color, versatilidad, vibrato equilibrado y dicción clara.}