Victor Benedetti

Baritone

About

Victor has become known for combining his rich, warm baritone with his keen dramatic flair to bring a broad range of characters to life on stages around the world.

 

Victor began his operatic career as a member of the prestigious opera studio at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He performed numerous roles there, and received national and international praise for creating the title role in the world premiere of Bruce Saylor’s operatic adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending. After Chicago, he sang on many of the major American opera stages including Glimmerglass Opera, Florida Grand Opera, New York City Opera, and Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center.

 

He made his debut with New York City Opera in the title role of Don Giovanni, a performance that awarded him NYCO’s Debut Artist of the Year. His many appearances with City Opera 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 Europe and Asia.

 

Along with his many roles in the standard repertoire, Victor excels at performing modern works, such as the title roles in Berg’s Wozzeck, Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero, and Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, as well as Henry in Heggie’s End of the Affair.