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25.09.2020 at 19h00 CET
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 19:00

Together

Marina Rebeka Recital

After conquering the world, the soprano delights audiences at home

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A stunning setting for a voice of dazzling beauty: the Baroque Rundāle Palace, created by famous Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, was a fitting backdrop for Latvian opera star Marina Rebeka’s first solo concert after the lockdown.

 

Marina Rebeka’s spectacular recital at Rundāle Castle, pursuing Together’s concert cycle set in architectural landmarks, was met with standing ovations. ‘On-site meetings with spectators are special now,’ the soprano shared. ‘We all aspire to a concert atmosphere, a lively dialogue with the listeners, an exchange of energy and spontaneity.’

Recorded on 31 July 2020

 

With thanks to State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF) of Latvia.

Available from
25.09.2020 at 19h00 CET

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25.03.2021 at 12h00 CET

Marina RebekaSoprano
Laila HolbergaPiano
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Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)Leonora’s aria 'Vanne, lasciami... D'amor sull'ali rosee' from opera Il Trovatore Act 4
Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)Cio-Cio-San’s aria 'Piangi? Perchè?...Un bel dì vedremo' from opera Madama Butterfly Act 2
Nicolai von Wilm (1834 – 1911)Miniatures for piano solo
Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)Manon’s aria 'In quelle trine morbide' from opera Manon Lescaut Act 2
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)Leonora’s aria 'Pace, pace, mio Dio!' from opera La forza del destino Act 4
Nicolai von Wilm (1834 – 1911)Miniatures for piano solo
Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)Mimi’s aria 'Si, mi chiamano Mimì' from opera La bohème Act 1
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)Elena’s Bolero from opera I vespri siciliani Act 5
BIS – Alfredo Catalani (1854 – 1893)Wally aria 'Ebben? Ne andrò lontana' from opera La Wally Act 1
Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)Tosca’s aria 'Vissi d'arte' from opera Tosca Act 2
Franz Lehár (1870 – 1948)Giuditta: 'Ich weiss es selber nicht'...Aria. 'Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss' from operetta Giuditta


Set against the backdrop of the famous Latvian Baroque Rundāle Palace, Marina Rebeka’s concert represents a highlight in the awakening of live performances after the lockdown. Rundāle Palace’s name derives from the German place-name Ruhenthal (Valley of Peace), a fitting designation for the atmosphere at Marina Rebeka’s recital.

The predominantly Italian programme consisted of some of the most famous arias from Verdi and Puccini’s operatic repertoire, which allowed Rebeka to expose her versatile dramatic scope and warm, luminous voice. It was interspersed with beautiful miniatures for solo piano by German-Baltic composer Nicolai von Wilm. Greeted with standing ovations, Rebeka gave three encores and concluded with an operetta aria by Franz Lehár.

Marina Rebeka - Soprano

Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka is one of the leading opera singers of our time. She has gained a wide reputation as one of the greatest Verdi, Rossini, and Mozart singers in the world.

Since her international breakthrough at Salzburg Festival in 2009 under the baton of Riccardo Muti, Rebeka has been a regular guest at the world’s most prestigious concert halls and opera houses, such as Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Opéra National de Paris, Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall (New York), Royal Opera House Covent Garden (London), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Bavarian State Opera (Munich), Vienna State Opera and the Musikverein (Vienna), and Zurich Opera House, among others.

The variety of her repertoire is outstanding and ranges from Baroque (Händel), bel canto (Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti), and Verdi (La Traviata, Simon Boccanegra, Il trovatore) to Tchaikovsky (Eugene Onegin) and Britten (War Requiem).

In the 2017/18 season, she was named the first-ever artist in residence by the Münchner Rundfunkorchester. In December 2016, Rebeka was granted the Order of the Three Stars, the highest award of the Republic of Latvia, for her cultural achievements.

Laila Holberga - Piano

The rehearsal and concert pianist Laila Holberga has been working at the Latvian National Opera since 1980. Over the years, Laila Holberga has collaborated with the soloists of the Latvian National Opera, offered priceless insight to the countless guest singers of the Latvian National Opera, as well as provided invaluable support to conductors and leading opera artists from Latvia. 

Laila Holberga has given live concerts and performances not only in Latvia, but also abroad -  USA, Belarus, Russia, Lithuania, Germany, Austria and elsewhere.