Does whatever a spider can Does whatever a spider can

The beautiful singing here is less in the sound than in the way the voice moves.

on January 27, 2017 at 11:57 AM
Gold rush Gold rush

Now we find Mariella Devia, a diva held in near mythic regard due to her vocal longevity, with competing videos of two of her performances that were released, literally, on the same day.

on January 27, 2017 at 11:55 AM
Roberto Devereux: Tragedy Mirrored Roberto Devereux: Tragedy Mirrored

By the time Roberto Devereux saw its premiere at Napoli’s Teatro San Carlo on 29 October, 1837, Gaetano Donizetti had lost, in an 18-month time frame, both his parents, two still-born children, and his beloved wife Virginia.

on March 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Trapped in the web of love Trapped in the web of love

Which operatic character could be best described as a spider?

on October 07, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Text appeal Text appeal

What makes Norma such a high-profile role in the soprano repertory?

on March 21, 2015 at 5:09 PM
La regina d’Inghilterra ho veduto cantar 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.”

on June 10, 2014 at 10:39 PM
Victorious, happy and glorious 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.

on June 06, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Over the moon Over the moon

Mariella Devia will augment her already vast bel canto repertoire next year with the role of roles: Bellini’s Norma.

on February 17, 2012 at 3:04 PM

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

on January 01, 2009 at 7:39 PM