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), Bavarian State Opera (Munich), Vienna State Opera and Zurich Opera House.
She collaborates with leading conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano, Fabbio 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).
She was full of life and charisma on stage.” (New York Classical Review, George Grella)
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 and sung the soprano part in Britten’s WAR REQUIEM, Brahm’s EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM, Rossini’s STABAT MATER and Mozart’s Concert Arias, accompanied by such ensembles 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 2014.
This season’s performances include Don Giovanni at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Traviata and La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera New York, the debut in concert with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Mozartwoche in Salzburg, Cosi fan tutte at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and Verdi’s La Traviata at Vienna State Opera and ROH Covent Garden in London.
Future engagements include NORMA, MATHILDE/ Guillaume Tell and Donna Elvira/ Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera, JULIETTE /Romeo et Juliette and La Traviata at the Vienna State Opera, ELETTRA/Idomeneo at Zurich Opera house, GINEVRA/Ariodante at the Opera Lausanne, DONNA ANNA/Don Giovanni at Gran Teatro Liceu in Barcelona, Bavarian State opera and Vienna State Opera, MIMI/La Boheme at the National Theater Mannheim and Latvian National Opera House.
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.