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Marina Rebeka

Soprano

Biography

Marina Rebeka in action.
Marina Rebeka in La traviata © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Catherine Ashmore

Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka made her Royal Opera debut as Violetta Valéry (La traviata) in July 2010 and returns to sing the role in the 2014/15 Season.

Rebeka was born in Riga and studied in Latvia and at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Summer Academy of the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Rossini Academy in Pesaro. She came to international prominence singing Anaï (Moïse et Pharaon) at the Salzburg Festival under Riccardo Muti and has since sung for companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera and Zürich Opera. She has worked with such conductors as Yves Abel, Marco Armiliato, Paolo Carignani, Ottavio Dantone, Stéphane Denève, Thomas Hengelbrock, Fabio Luisi, Michele Mariotti, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano and Alberto Zedda. Her wide repertory includes many Baroque, bel canto, Romantic and 20th-century roles, including Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Violetta, Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and Anne Trulove (The Rake's Progress).

Rebeka sings widely in concert and recital, in repertory including the War Requiem, Ein deutsches Requiem and Rossini’s Stabat Mater and with such ensembles as Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Filarmonici della Scala. Her recording include Rossini's Petite Messe solennelle with the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Pappano and a solo recording of Mozart arias, both for EMI.

News and features

Introducing… Marina Rebeka

Introducing… Marina Rebeka

10 May 2015

Four years after stepping in for a single performance of La traviata, the remarkable soprano returns to the Royal Opera House.

Cast change: Marina Rebeka to sing in La traviata on 18, 22, 25 and 28 May 2015

Cast change: Marina Rebeka to sing in La traviata on 18, 22, 25 and 28 May 2015

8 May 2015

Latvian soprano to replace Sonya Yoncheva for these dates, in addition to her previously confirmed performances.

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