On Monday 20th August at 4.30 p.m. at the Teatro Rossini Mariella Devia, long a constant visitor to the Rossini Opera Festival, will give a recital entitled Voce che tenera. She will be accompanied by the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini, conducted by Antonino Fogliani.
The programme includes numbers by Rossini (the Semiramide Overture, Adelaide’s cavatina “Occhi miei piangeste assai” from Adelaide di Borgogna and Amenaide’s Scena and cavatina “Di mia vita infelice…. No, che il morir non è” from Tancredi), Bellini (the Overture to Norma, the recitative and aria of Giulietta from I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Norma’s cavatina “Casta diva” from Norma) and Donizetti (the Overture to Maria Stuarda and the Final Scene “Piangete voi?....Al dolce guidami… Coppia iniqua” from Anna Bolena).
The soprano Mariella Devia was born at Chiusavecchia d’Imperia, and she took her diploma at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia. She won the Toti Dal Monte singing competition and made her début in the title rôle of Lucia di Lammermoor. Apart from our Italian theatres, the stages of the Metropolitan, New York, the Royal Opera House, the Concertgebouw, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Staatsoper, Munich, the Opéra National and the Théâtre de Champs-Élysées, the Teatro Real, Madrid, the Liceu, Barcelona and the Tokyo Opera are only a few of the stages on which she has been acclaimed.