V0135. MARIELLA DEVIA, w.Rota Cond.: Arias from I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Sonnambula, I Puritani, Romeo et Juliette, Louise, Lakme & Lucia. (Italy) Bongiovanni GB 2513, Live Recital, 4 June, 1992, Lugano. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 8007068251322
"'A voice of lovely quality and extensive range, a technique well-schooled in legato and florid work, an intelligence that is keenly active in matters both musical and dramatic shown in careful phrasing and sensitive coloration: so must run a first report on the singer as heard in this recital'. In his essay for the booklet, Giorgio Gualerzi goes further and suggests that 'if anything perfect exists in this world, it is definitely the case that today Mariella Devia is synonymous with perfection'. That challenges contradiction, but he will get none from me....one of the most accomplished and agreeable of lyric-coloratura sopranos presently before the public."
- J. B. Steane, GRAMOPHONE, October, 1994