Marina Rebeka returns to Baden-Baden this summer, to star as Vitellia in two Gala concert performances of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito on July 6 & 9. Ms. Rebeka has previously been heralded for her spectacular portrayal of the role at Opernhaus Zürich:
“Although the feature of La clemenza di Tito seems to be an operatic tenor, it often lends itself to the responsibility of the soprano role of Vitellia to eclipse the entire event. That just happened in these performances in Zurich, with the splendid work of the Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka as a daughter of the deposed Emperor Vitellius. Smart, strong, powerful, precise … A wealth of resources and certainly worthy of praising style, with absolute control of her voice and a seemingly easy interpretation of an admittedly complex score.” (Platea Magazine)
These performances will be captured for a future release on the Deutsche Grammophon label, part of a multi-album Mozart series. The starry cast also includes Rolando Villazón in the title role, Joyce DiDonato is Sextus, and Regula Mühlemann is Servilia, with Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin leading the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.