Marina Rebeka Soprano

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Marina Rebeka was born in Riga. She studied in Italy at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome and attended the Summer Academies in Salzburg and Pesaro. She has won numerous competitions including the Neue Stimmen (New Voices) International Competition in Gütersloh. In 2009, she made her Salzburg Festival debut in Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto under the direction of Riccardo Muti. Soon thereafter, her career took on an international dimension and she was invited to some of the great opera houses to sing under the direction of numerous conductors, including 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. Her vast repertoire ranges from the baroque period (Handel) to Stravinsky (The Rake’s Progress) and includes bel canto (Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti), Verdi and Tchaikovsky (Eugene Onegin). She has performed numerous title roles including Thaïs at the Salzburg Festival and Maria Stuarda at the Rome Opera. She also sang the roles of Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) and Mathilde (Guillaume Tell) at the Metropolitan Opera and Marguerite (Faust) in Riga. She has appeared in La Traviata at the Vienna Staatsoper, Valencia’s Palau de les Arts, Milan’s La Scala and the Paris Opera for her debut there and she sang Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito at the Baden-Baden Festival under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin (CD Deutsche Grammophon). Her other appearances include the title role in Luisa Miller with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, the title role in Norma at the Metropolitan Opera, Leila in the Pêcheurs de perles at the Chicago Opera, and Marguerite (Faust) first in Monte Carlo and then for her debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid. She has also tackled the roles of Amelia (Simon Boccanegra), Mimi (La Bohème), and Nedda (Pagliacci) at the Vienna Staatsoper, the title role in Giovanna d’Arco at the Dortmund Konzerthaus, the title role in Anna Bolena at the Bordeaux Opera, Imogene in a concert version of Il Pirata at the Grand Théâtre in Geneva, and Amelia at the 2019 Salzburg Festival. Marina Rebeka also performs in concert and recital. She has recorded Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle with the Orchestra dell’Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Antonio Pappano (EMI) as well as two solo albums (Mozart and Rossini arias).
During the 2019-2020 season, she sang the title role of Norma at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse and the Hamburg Staatsoper, and she is playing Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) and Leonora (Il Trovatore) at the Vienna Staatsoper. 

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