Ana Lucia Benedetti
"Mezzo-soprano Ana Lucia Benedetti, an artist in clear ascent on the lyrical scene, demonstrated her prowess from the 'Liber scriptus,' the solo Verdi later added to the score. With a voice richly expressive and a beautiful timbre, Benedetti sang from the heart."
Leonardo Marques, Movimento.com, may 2016
Réquiem, G. Verdi – Teatro Municipal Rio de Janeiro
Ana Lucía Benedetti is a Brazilian mezzo-soprano, originally from São Paulo. She studied piano at the "Ars et Scientia" Music Conservatory and earned her Bachelor's degree in Singing from Faculdade Mozarteum under the guidance of Francisco Campos Neto. She has also studied with Hildalea Gaidzakian, Marcos Thadeu, Regina Elena Mesquita, Mo. Gabriel Rhein-Schirato, Eliane Coelho, and Isabel Maresca.
She won first place in the IX Maria Callas Singing Competition (2009), the award for Best Female Voice in the IV Carlos Gomes Singing Competition (2011), third place in the IX Bidu Sayão International Singing Competition (2011), and was a finalist in the VI Brazilian Chamber Song Interpretation Competition (2004).
She has performed in operas such as "Le Domino Noir" by D. Auber (Jacinthe and Ursule), "Aida" by G. Verdi (Amneris), "Orfeu no Inferno" by J. Offenbach (Juno), "El hijo fingido" by J. Rodrigo (Barbara), "Cavalleria Rusticana" by P. Mascagni (Lola and Santuzza), "Un Ballo in Maschera" by G. Verdi (Ulrica), "Il Trovatore" by G. Verdi (Inês), "Eugene Onegin" by P. Tchaikovsky (Olga), "Thaïs" by J. Massenet (Albine), and "Il Matrimonio Segreto" by D. Cimarosa (Fidalma), among other titles.
She has worked with stage directors such as Stefano Poda, Caetano Vilela, André Cruz, Fabio Sparvoli, Fernando Bicudo, Bia Lessa, Andrea De Rosa, Giancarlo del Monaco, and Marco Gandini, as well as prominent conductors like Isaac Karabchevsky, John Neschling, Jacques Delacôte, Alain Guingal, José Luis Domínguez, Roberto Tibiriçá, Silvio Viegas, Júlio Medaglia, Alessandro Sangiorgi, Ligia Amadio, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Valentina Peleggi, Roberto Minczuk, Miguel Campos Neto, Luiz Fernando Malheiro, Sílvio Viegas, and Lorenzo Tazzieri, among others, performing in significant venues such as Theatro Municipal in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Theatro Municipal in Santiago (Chile), Theatro São Pedro (São Paulo), Theatro da Paz, Theatro Minaz, Palácio das Artes (Belo Horizonte). She also frequently performs in concerts with the Symphony Orchestras of Paraná, Minas Gerais, Bahía, and the Philharmonic Orchestras of Goiás and Minas Gerais.