01. I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI Oh! Quante volte...
02. LA SONNAMBULA Come per me sereno... Sovra il sen
03. I PURITANI Qui la voce... Vien delitto
04. LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Ardon gli incensi
05. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE Je veux vivre
06. LOUISE Depuis le jour
07. LAKMÉ Aria delle campanelle
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Registrazione effettuata nel 1992
"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." (John Steane)
"The concert is one of the most demanding programs for a lyric coloratura one can find anywhere on disc - arias from I Capuleti, La Sonnambula, Romeo et Juliette and Louise, Mad Scenes from I Puritani and Lucia di Lammermoor, and the pyrotechnical Bell Song from Delibes' Lakmé. The Bongiovanni CD is a singular recording of elegant singing that is all the more stunning because it comes from a live concert and not a recording studio where such difficult pieces can be taken apart phrase by phrase and reassembled. In purely vocal terms it is one of the most perfectly sung recitals released during the 1990s."