SPIRITO

Story

With SPIRITO, Marina Rebeka, one of the leading sopranos of our time, mesmerizes and enchants with her distinctive voice and heartfelt performances of a selection of handpicked arias of the dramatic Bel Canto repertoire. Based on the artist’s research and renderings of original manuscripts, complemented by Jader Bignamini’s nuanced conducting of the Teatro Massimo di Palermo Orchestra and Chorus, SPIRITO shines thrilling new light on the most emotionally extreme moments of timeless masterpieces by Bellini, Donizetti, and Spontini.

For Marina Rebeka, creating SPIRITO was intensely personal. “I was 13 years old when I heard opera for the first time. It was Bellini’s Norma,” relates the artist. “This seemingly small event catalyzed the driving force to become an opera singer and to perform this music—music that has a beating heart and a spirit. For this album, I wanted to take the composer’s initial vision and bring it back to life.”

The works exquisitely preserved in this Bubble convey uncanny realism to these stunning compositions. “It was extraordinary for me to hear for the first time my voice in the Bubble recording,” enthuses Marina Rebeka.
“Closing my eyes, I could feel that I was inside the Teatro Massimo and I could easily identify where each soloist was standing and singing from. It is amazing how near the listener is brought to the real feeling of being in the actual concert hall.”

TitleSPIRITO
ArtistMarina Rebeka
Time77:49
TechniqueMixed in the Blu 23.1 standard
MediumBubble in crystalline resin and USB key

Tracklist

Vincenzo Bellini
1Norma: Casta Diva… Fine al rito9:01
2Norma: Ah! bello a me ritorna…4:54
3Il Pirata: Scena3:41
4Il Pirata: Oh! s’io potessi…4:40
5Il Pirata: Col sorriso d’innocenza… Qual suono ferale5:12
6Il Pirata: Oh! Sole! Ti vela di tenebre oscure3:01
Gaetano Donizetti
7Maria Stuarda: Io vi rivedo alfin!3:36
8Maria Stuarda: Deh! Tu di un umile preghiera… Oh colpo!5:16
9Maria Stuarda: Di un cor che muore… Giunge il conte5:33
10Maria Stuarda: Ah! Se un giorno da queste ritorte…5:11
11Anna Bolena: Piangete voi?…4:49
12Anna Bolena: Al dolce guidami… Che mai sento6:25
13Anna Bolena: Coppia iniqua3:28
Gaspare Spontini
14La Vestale: Ô des infortunés…2:22
15La Vestale: Toi que j’implore avec effroi5:27
16La Vestale: Sur cet autel sacré…2:58
17La Vestale: Impitoyables Dieux2:15