As she receives news of her pending execution Mary Stuart voices a prayer to heaven. Devia has just turned 61 and though the silver of her voice may be a bit tarnished she still has all the skill to tear at the heart strings with this brilliant piece of musical theatre.
I'm looking forward to another one of her signature roles - Violetta in La Traviata later this year in Bologna.
The cast of Maria Stuarda take their curtain call at San Carlo Napoli on Tuesday Night: Sonia Gonassi, Andriy Yurkevych, Mariella Devia, Ricardo Bernal, Caterin di Tonno and Carlo Cigni.
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