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Marina Rebeka

Marina Rebeka

Soprano

Marina Rebeka was born in Latvia in 1980 and studied in Rome at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia and in Pesaro at the Accademia Rossiniana; she has described Rossini as her ‘destiny-composer’, due to the number of significant debuts she has made in his music (her first professional leading role was in Maometto II at Pesaro, her Salzburg festival debut in Moïse et Pharaon, and her first recording was the Petite Messe Solennelle with Antonio Pappano on Warner Classics). Rebeka’s repertoire also includes Violetta in La Traviata, Donna Anna and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust, and the title-role in Bellini’s Norma, which she sang to great acclaim at the Metropolitan Opera in 2017.

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Further Reading: Marina Rebeka

 Recording of the Week, Mozart's La clemenza di Tito from Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Marina Rebeka and Joyce DiDonato strike sparks off one another as Vitellia and Sesto in a terrific new recording of Mozart's final opera, with Rolando Villazón as the idealistic emperor against whom they conspire.

 Interview, Marina Rebeka on Amor fatale

The Latvian soprano, who opens as Norma at the Metropolitan Opera tonight, talks to Katherine about her new album of arias from Rossini's tragic operas.

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