Silvia Dalla Benedetta

Silvia Dalla Benedetta

Full Dramatic Coloratura Soprano

SILVIA DALLA BENETTA
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2017Rossini: Eduardo e CristinaCristina
2017Rossini: Aureliano In PalmiraZenobia
2016Verdi: AidaAida
2016Verdi: La TraviataVioletta Valéry
2016Rossini: SemiramideSemiramide
2016Rossini: Il Turco In ItaliaFiorilla
2016Alfano: SakùntalaSakùntala
2016Rossini: SemiramideSemiramide
2016Verdi: Il CorsaroGulnara
2015Verdi: I Lombardi Alla Prima CrociataGiselda
2014Rossini: Il Barbiere Di SivigliaRosina
2013Verdi: Il TrovatoreLeonora
2012Puccini: La BohèmeMimì

Bio





Silvia Dalla Benetta is one of the leading dramatic coloratura sopranos on the world stage. 

Having achieved notable success in lyric and lyric-coloratura roles throughout Italy, Europe, and Asia, her transition during recent seasons into Verdian dramatic coloratura repertoire has been highly noticed and much praised.

The Vicenza-born soprano studied at the Conservatorio “Benedetto Marcello” of Venice and counts among her teachers Romano Gandolfi, Aldo Ceccato, Stella Silva, Mirella Parutto, Alida Ferrarini, Ida Adami Corradetti, Luciana Serra, Denia Mazzola, Sherman Lowe and Renata Scotto. In 2004 she came up as winner of the Sanremo Opera Competition.
Engagements in 2018 include Micaëla in "Carmen" in Opéra de Wallonie - Liège, Petite Messe Solennelle, Sinaïde in "Moïse" and title role in "Zelmira" at Rossini in Wildbad Festival, Concert d'été in Liège, Amaltea in "Mosè in Egitto" in Pisa and Novara.
Engagements in 2017 included excerpts from "Nabucco" and "Aida" at Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, title role in "Norma" in Ferrara, Fiordiligi in "Così fan tutte" in Mexico City, Mozart Great Mass in C minor, Rossini's Zenobia in "Aureliano in Palmira" and Cristina in "Eduardo e Cristina" at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival, Hélène in Verdi's "Jérusalem" in Parma, title role in "Norma" in Charleroi and Hanna Glawari in "Die Lustige Witwe" in Catania.

The Italian soprano started her 2015/2016 season with Elisabetta in "Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra" in Sassari. Then she sang Gulnara in "Il Corsaro" at the prestigious Festival Verdi Parma, Marguerite of "Les Huguenots" at the Nice Opera House, "Norma" in Lucerne, Bianca in "Bianca e Gerando" at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival, Aida in Malta, Sakuntala in Alfano’s "La Leggenda di Sakuntala" in Catania and Opera Gala Concerts in Hungary with the MAV symphony orchestra.
In the 2014/2015 season she excelled in her role debut as Abigaille in Gozo, Malta, having previously debuted as Elvira in "Ernani" at the
Lithuanian National Opera of Vilnius; Semiramide in Nice, Donna Anna in
"Don Giovanni" in Pisa, Fiorilla in "Il Turco in Italia" in Catania,
Sophia/Heronyma in the world premiere of Hatzinasios’s "El Greco" in
Athens, Eleonora in Lindpaintner’s "Il vespro siciliano" and Isabella in
"L’inganno felice" at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival.

Silvia Dalla Benetta’s extensive repertoire comprises roles such as Gulnara in Il corsaro (Parma Verdi Festival and ABAO Bilbao), Giselda in I lombardi alla prima crociata (Teatro Regio di Parma), Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly (in
tour with the Teatro Verdi of Trieste), Mimì in La bohème (Palma de
Mallorca and the Hong Kong Performing Arts Center), Liù in Turandot
(Teatro Verdi of Pisa), Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow (Trieste’s
Teatro Verdi, Genoa’s Teatro Carlo Felice, the Fondazione Arena di
Verona and Catania's Teatro Massimo Bellini), Micaëla in Carmen (Arena
di Verona, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, the aforementioned production of
the Carlo Felice and Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège), Marguerite in
Gounod’s Faust (Teatro Coccia di Novara), Juliette in Roméo et Juliette
(Trieste), and the four women of Les contes d’Hoffmann (Circuito Lirico
Lombardo).
Silvia Dalla Benetta’s interpretation of Violetta Valéry in "La Traviata" has become a point of reference, with performances in Italy’s premiere theaters and at festivals throughout the world, including Turin’s Teatro Regio, the
Maggio Musicale of Florence, the Arena di Verona, the Teatro Carlo
Felice, Toronto’s Mississauga Opera, the Puccini Festival of Torre del
Lago (with transmission in cinemas throughout Italy), and the Mohammed National Theater of Rabat, Morocco.

Belcanto repertoire has likewise played a significant role in Dalla Benetta’s wide-ranging career, with successes as Norma (Pisa, Cremona, Pavia, Como, Brescia, Trento, Zagreb, Luzern, Ferrara and Charleroi), the title role in Lucia
di Lammermoor (Cagliari, Trieste, Fermo, Wiesbaden, Bern, Mississauga,
St. Gallen, Livorno, Pisa, Lucca, and Ravenna), Rossini’s Semiramide
(Livorno, Pisa, Lucca, Louberon and Nice), and Fiorilla in Il turco in
Italia (Hamburg, Pisa, Trieste, Catania).
Silvia Dalla Benetta has collaborated with conductors Andrea Battistoni, Giampaolo Bisanti, Daniele Callegari, Antonino Fogliani, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Nicola Luisotti, Carlo Montanaro, Piergiorgio Morandi, Daniel Oren, Renato
Palumbo, Donato Renzetti, José Miguel Perez-Sierra, Jonathan Webb among
others, as well as stage directors Franco Zeffirelli, Jonathan Miller,
Daniele Abbado, Laurent Pelly, Hugo De Ana and Henning Brockhaus.








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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bizet: Carmen Micaëla 24 hours 2018
Rossini: Moïse Et Pharaon Sinaide 1 week 2018
Rossini: Zelmira Zelmira 1 week 2018
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle Soprano 1 week 2018
Rossini: Elisabetta, Regina D'inghilterra Elisabetta 1 week 2018