Marina Rebeka’s new label Prima Classic launches with Spirito

Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka, very much a rising star in the opera world, releases an album of dramatic Bel Canto scenes and arias by Bellini, Donizetti and Spontini – carefully researched from original manuscripts – as the first recording on her new independent label, Prima Classic. ‘Spirito’, with Jader Bignamini conducting the Teatro Massimo di Palermo Orchestra and Chorus, is released by Proper Music Distribution on Friday 9 November.  Prima Classic plans to release up to four recordings annually, a mixture of full operas and operatic recitals with world-class singers, largely recorded with orchestras in different opera houses and concert halls across Europe. For mixing and mastering these projects, a new studio has been built in Latvia.