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  • Batty Masetto: I can’t speak so much to the soft singing since I had to miss Act II (by the old... 4:19 PM
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  • Lady Abbado: Check out the stunning fioritura in this obscure rendition of “Una voce poco fa”:... 3:51 PM
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La regina d’Inghilterra ho veduto cantar

“At Carnegie Hall last Thursday, a capacity crowd witnessed what might be the final official act of a monarch who has reigned for more than four decades.” [New York Observer]

Victorious, happy and glorious

Even before Italian diva Mariella Devia had completed the stunning high D natural that capped her miraculous portrayal of Elisabetta in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux Thursday evening at Carnegie Hall, tens, then hundreds of those in attendance leapt to their feet to shout their acclaim at the conclusion of the most recent example of that most quintessential event for many New York operagoers: the concert opera.  Read more »

Over the moon

Mariella Devia will augment her already vast bel canto repertoire next year with the role of roles: Bellini’s Norma. Her debut in the part is scheduled for Bologna in 2013.

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2009 starts off right

Miraculous Mariella Devia sings “Casta diva” at a New Year’s Day concert at La Fenice. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/1rEx2M5zRX0" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Mariella Devia at amazon.com

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