Teatro ZinZanni soprano, Juliana Rambaldi, returns to the spiegeltent in Hail Caesar!, but this time she’s accompanied by ZinZanni’s newest baritone, and real-life husband, Victor Benedetti. Check them out in Hail Caesar!, opening May 12th and running through August 28th, 2011.
Hailed as a “bright-voiced beacon” by the New Yorker and lauded as “Radiant!” by The New York Times, soprano Juliana Rambaldi has earned international critical acclaim for her many roles with leading opera companies across the United States and abroad. Her performances have included: Lyric Opera of Chicago: Faust, Don Giovanni, La bohème, Orpheus Descending, and View From the Bridge; Glimmerglass Opera: La finta giardiniera; Seattle Opera: Xerxes; Michigan Opera Theater: La Traviata; Opera Pacific: Don Giovanni; Minnesota Opera: Transatlantic; Portland Opera: Giulio Cesare and La bohème; New York City Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro; Opera Theatre of St. Louis: Cosi fan tutte; New Jersey Opera Festival: Falstaff and Don Giovanni; Florentine Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro; Houston Grand Opera:Les Contes d’Hoffmann and La Traviata; Hawaii Opera Theater: La bohème; Toledo Opera: Cosi fan tutte; Opera Grand Rapids: Le Nozze di Figaro; Castres, France: Don Giovanni. Ms. Rambaldi resides in Seattle with her husband and two children.
Victor is known around the country as a performer who combines his vocal gifts with an innate stage presence that enables him to bring characters of all types to life. He made his debut with the New York City Opera in the title role of Don Giovanni, a performance that awarded him NYCO’s Debut Artist of the Year. The New York Times praised him as a “major voice: smooth, sure, and darkly handsome.” His many appearances with City Opera have included the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, Peter in Hansel und Gretel, Slim in Of Mice and Men, and Escamillo in Carmen – a role that has taken him to both the Singapore Lyric Opera and to his European debut with Oper der Stadt Bonn. With Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, he appeared as Nardo in La Finta Giardiniera, Slim in Of Mice and Men, John Proctor in The Crucible, and John Sorel in The Consul. He studied Theater and Music at Northwestern University before joining the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists of Lyric Opera of Chicago. Recent performances include the title role in Falstaff in France, the title role in Wozzeck at the Astoria Music Festival, Scarpia in Tosca with Indianapolis Opera, the title role in Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis in Seattle, and Henry in Jake Heggie’s The End of the Affair in Kansas City which was recorded for an upcoming release. Victor is excited to join the cast of Teatro ZinZanni and to share the stage with his real life co-star, Juliana Rambaldi.