The Rof, too, is celebrating this Verdi year: on Monday 19th August at 4.30 p.m. at the Teatro Rossini Marina Rebeka, the female lead in Guillaume Tell, which is being staged at the moment in Pesaro, will give a concert as an homage to Verdi with the Orchestra Sinfonica Rossini conducted by Daniele Agiman.
The programme includes the Overture to Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio; Gilda’s Romanza ‘Gualtier Maldé….Caro nome che il mio cor’ from Rigoletto; the Prelude and Aria of Amalia ‘Tu del mio Carlo al seno’ from I masnadieri; the Overture to Giovanna d’Arco; the Prelude and Recitative and Aria of Medora 'Egli non riede ancora!... Non so le tetre immagini...' to Il corsaro; Violetta’s Aria ‘È strano! È strano!.... Sempre libera degg’io’ from La traviata (tenor: Giorgio Misseri).
The soprano Marina Rebeka was born in Riga (Latvia), took her diploma at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia, and did a finishing course at the Mozarteum, Salzburg, where she studied with Grace Bumbry. In 2007 she attended the Accademia Rossiniana and made her Pesaro début in Il viaggio a Reims; the following year she was featured in the main part of the Festival, singing Anna in Maometto II. In 2009 she appeared for the first time in Salzburg as Anaï in Moïse et Pharaon, conducted by Riccardo Muti and with the stage direction of Jürgen Flimm.
Since then she has been invited to sing at the most important theatres, such as the Metropolitan, Carnegie Hall, Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, La Scala, the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, the Florence May Festival and the Palau de les Arts, Valencia. Her repertoire includes works by Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini, Puccini, Bizet, Gounod, Massenet and Händel; her concert repertoire includes songs, sacred and symphonic works.