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Bellini “Il Pirata”

Full Studio Recording, September 2020

Conductor – Fabrizio Maria Carminati
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania
Gualtiero (Il Pirata) – Javier Camarena
Imogene – Marina Rebeka
Ernesto – Franco Vassallo
Goffredo – Antonio Di Matteo
Itulbo – Gustavo De Gennaro
Adele – Sonia Fortunato

ICMA Winner (International Classical Music Awards)      Choc de Classica Music award

This new studio recording of the opera in its uncut version includes all the repetitions, original cadenzas and variations written by the singers, as well as the rarely performed finaletto. At Prima Classic, it is our aim to present to the public this masterpiece of composition, beauty, and of incredible technical demands on the soloists, performed by some of the most prominent singers of today.
With Javier Camarena, Marina Rebeka, and Franco Vassallo performing the leading roles, this album was recorded at Bellini’s homeland, Catania, with the Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo Bellini, under the baton of Fabrizio Maria Carminati.

Produced by Anete Toča and Marina Rebeka
Executive Producers: Edgardo Vertanessian and Marina Rebeka
Recording, Editing, Mixing, and Mastering: Edgardo Vertanessian
Recording Assistant: Nicolás Gleria
Recorded at the Teatro Sangiorgi, Catania, Italy, in August and September 2020.


Mich beeindruckt ihre wahrhaftige Gesangskunst, die Geschmeidigkeit im Ton und die Flexibilität der Phrasen. Belkanto setzt ja ganz auf die Persönlichkeit der Protangonisten. Er funktioniert nur, wenn sich die in all den vokalen Drahtseilakten ohne Netz tummelnden Stimmakrobaten beim Sprung ins Ungewisse so wohl fühlen wie der Fisch im Wasser


In her opening aria, ‘Lo sognai ferito… Sventurata, anch’io deliro’, Rebeka shows great expressiveness and elegance. Her agility in “Quando a un tratto il mio consorte” are clear and precise. Her duets with Camarena mesh very well and harmonize beautifully. They are both very passionate singers, so they complement each other, not only musically, but also dramatically