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Marina Rebeka – Spirito

Marina Rebeka – Spirito

“With her voluptuous but scalable voice and instinctive sense of musical drama, Rebeka gives a lot of herself in these characterizations, inhabiting each heroine so fully that the music seems her natural communicative idiom.” — Opera News, USA — Critic’s Choice CD

A masterpiece of expressiveness and virtuosic performance. This album combines Marina Rebeka’s thrilling singing, dramatic Bel Canto music based onoriginal manuscripts, and Jader Bignamini’s nuanced conducting of the Teatro Massimo di Palermo Orchestra and Chorus. Raising the bar after her acclaimed album “Amor Fatale”, she has handpicked some of the most challenging arias of the dramatic Bel Canto repertoire and shed arefreshing light on these timeless masterpieces. For this album, Marina Rebeka traveled the world in search of the original manuscripts ofeach piece, faithfully rendering the composers’ first ideas in this recording. Additionally, and following the longstanding tradition of Bel Canto singers, she wrote her own variations of the soprano parts.

“Among the ever-present memories of Callas, Gencer, Sutherland, Sills, Caballé or Devia, the Latvian soprano finds a place that is anything but modest.”— Opéra Magazine, France — 5 (★★★★★)

“A formidable voice and plenty of artistry. Marina Rebeka launches her own label with a selection of bel canto scenes. She scores big points for the nobility and grandezza of her performances.”— Gramophone, United Kingdom”Formidable intensity and interpretive intelligence.” — BBC Music Magazine, United Kingdom

“The voice and the superlative technique of the soprano make wonders: a perfectly homogeneous voice from high to low, brilliance of coloratura, dramatic commitment … it is faultless!”—Rev Opéra, France

“In this unteachable amalgamation of musical integrity and dramatic sincerity, Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka has proved in the last decade to be a uniquely-qualified champion of her own variation on the Callas mystique. Her homage is not the flattery of mimicry but the advancement of Callas’s sublimely uncomplicated concept of bel canto.”— Voix des Arts, USA — Recording of the month

“Soprano Marina Rebeka is one of the great masters in her field.”— Opernglas, Germany

“The soprano’s beautiful and refined nature, powerful and expressive, capable of a rich middle register, ample, and carnal, is of the callasian type.”— Classique News, France — CLIC Award Recording

“This a must buy CD for any Bel Canto lover. Marina Rebeka showcases that she is a fine interpreter of the Bel Canto style who not only understands the vocal necessities, but also the dramatic implications of the music.”— Opera Wire, USA

“Rebeka’s approach to the music has real bite, yet she is also capable of remarkable delicacy.”— The Epoch Times, USA

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“Here Marina Rebeka gives us some real drama.”—Robert Hugill, United Kingdom — 4.5 (★★★★1⁄2)

“Executed to perfection, not only technically, but also on the emotional level. Marina Rebeka is certainly one of the most talented sopranos on the world opera scene.”— Ape Musicale, Italy

TRACK LIST:
VINCENZO BELLINI
1. Norma: Casta Diva… Fine al rito  9:01
2.  Norma: Ah! bello a me ritorna 4:56
3.  Il Pirata: Scena  3:41
4.  Il Pirata: Oh! s io potessi 4:40
5.  Il Pirata: Col sorriso d’ innocenza… Qual suono ferale 5:12
6.  Il Pirata: Oh! Sole! Ti vela di tenebre oscure 3:03

GAETANO DONIZETTI
7.  Maria Stuarda: Io vi rivedo alfin! 3:36
8.  Maria Stuarda: Deh! Tu di un umile preghiera… Oh colpo!  5:16
9.  Maria Stuarda: Di un cor che muore… Giunge il conte  5:33
10.  Maria Stuarda: Ah! Se un giorno da queste ritorte
11.  Anna Bolena: Piangete voi?  4:49
12.  Anna Bolena: Al dolce guidami… Che mai sento  6:25
13.  Anna Bolena: Coppia iniqua  3:29

GASPARE SPONTINI
14.  La Vestale: Ô des infortunés  2:22
15.  La Vestale: Toi, que j’ implore avec effroi  5:27
16.  La Vestale: Sur cet autel sacré  2:58
17.  La Vestale: Impitoyables Dieux  2:15

SPIRITO PRESS & REVIEWS

Marina Rebeka talks about Spirito

Prima Classic PRIMA001 – Release date: November 9, 2018

THE ARTISTS

Marina Rebeka, Soprano

Jader Bignamini, Conductor

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