There is nothing like a live opera performance: the drama of the story, the audience energy, and very audible moments of stillness and silence, too. It’s electric and alive – everyone feels everything. We wanted to capture that.Marina Rebeka, soprano
In the course of making SPIRITO, a carefully curated collection of Bel Canto arias, Marina Rebeka’s desire for originality and impact led Rebeka to broaden her explorations to encompass studio and sound technologies.
“We live in an era of amazing progress in every area of technology. But the recording arts have not progressed in a meaningful way in the last 20 years,” ponders Rebeka. “We still work in very compressed formats. Music needs space! We shouldn’t settle for the lowest common denominator in music.”
Rebeka and her production team chose to partner with BluBubbles and L‑Acoustics Creations to mix and master the recordings in the BluSpace standard, providing ultra-high resolution, spatialized audio in L‑Acoustics signature Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology.
Update: Marina Rebeka continues to surprise, delight & innovate the world of opera. In July 2020, she stepped into the character of Violetta in La Traviata for the reopening of Teatro Real in Madrid. It’s a role she has championed globally but never quite like this, performed in a specially staged production respecting strict social distancing protocols for the protection of audience and cast members alike.
L‑Acoustics Creations further celebrates Rebeka’s 2020 successes in the Opus Klassik Awards. Her recent releases on the PRIMA Classic label, La Traviata and Elle, a collection of French arias, have garnered an impressive 11 nominations, including Female Singer of the Year and Recording of the Year for both albums.