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, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, 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 will open the season 2018/19 with her house debut at Teatro Real Madrid singing Marguerite/FAUST, followed by her role and house debut with ANNA BOLENA at Opéra National de Bordeaux. She will return to Vienna State Opera to sing Mimi/LA BOHEME and to debut Nedda/PAGLIACCI. In Genève she will make her debut as Imogene/IL PIRATA in two concert performances. At Teatro Massimo Palermo she will sing Mimi/LA BOHEME and Violetta/LA TRAVIATA at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Future engagements will bring her -amongst others- to Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse where she will sing the title role in NORMA. She will be back at Vienna State Opera for SIMON BOCCANEGRA, EUGEN ONEGIN and TROVATORE. Also, she will sing NORMA in a new production at State Opera Hamburg. She will return to Opéra de Monaco for THAIS and will sing Tatjana/EUGEN ONEGIN at Liceu Barcelona.
In the last season Marina Rebeka was artist in residence at Rundfunkorchester München, where she made her debut as LUISA MILLER. At the Metropolitan Opera New York she sang the title role in a new production of NORMA. She returned to Lyric Opera Chicago to sing Leila/LES PECHEURS DE PERLES. At Opéra National de Paris she gave her house debut as Violetta/LA TRAVIATA, followed by her house debut at Opéra de Monaco singing Marguerite/FAUST. She returned to Vienna State Oper to sing Maria/SIMON BOCCANEGRA. At Konzerthaus Dortmund she gave her role debut as GIOVANNA D’ARCO.
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, her second one follows this summer: Amor fatale – Rossini arias with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester at BR-Klassik. With the same orchestra she recorded a LIVE performance of LUISA MILLER and in the autumn 2018 she will release her CD SPIRITO with the famous arias of the dramatic Belcanto repertoire.
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.