Mariella Devia (Chiusavecchia, April 12, 1948) is an Italian soprano.
She studied with Yolanda Magnoni and obtained a diploma in singing at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome. In 1972 she made his debut in Treviso in Così fan tutte, and won in 1973 won the “Toti dal Monte”.
Her career takes place mainly in Italy, but also reaching major opera houses of foreigners playing major roles soprano-light (from the Queen of the Night in La Sonnambula and Lucia di Lammermoor), supporting roles Rossini (Amenaide, Fiorilla, The Comte Ory, Zelmira and Semiramide), different roles (Lodoïska, Giulietta in I Capuleti ei Montecchi and Joan of Arc in the opera by Verdi) and roles inaccessible (Donna Anna in Don Giovanni). Excels in the interpretation of La Traviata and Lucia di Lammermoor, a role she played for the first time in 1973 in Treviso and for the last time in 2006 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Debuted March 24, 2007 in Anna Bolena at the Verona Philharmonic in a virtually complete version of the work. In February 2008 she gave a masterful interpretation of Donizetti’s Mary Stuart at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, in a production by Pier Luigi Pizzi under the direction of Antonino Fogliani. In 2011 she made his debut as Elizabeth I in Roberto Devereux at the Opéra de Marseille, proving to be the ideal interpreter of the trilogy of Donizetti’s queens. In the 2013 season has announced its debut in Norma at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.
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