Charming and strong, a velvet voice with a true passion for the storytelling, VIVIANA ZARBO very much knows how to hold an audience imagination, is definitely THE REAL DEAL........ the audience could not keep their eyes from the stage .... www.thejazz.co.uk
Singer and actress, Viviana was born in Italy (Sicily). She has been based in London where she has graduated at The American Musical Theatre Academy of London and thanks to her great versatility, she has approached the world of jazz, researching common features between jazz music and musicals, and taking this stunning experience of contamination as a starting point, she has developed an innovative repertoire of music and songs somehow recalling the music from the American Songs Real Book which she endeavours to re-interpret by drawing inspiration from great female singers like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'day, Sarah Vaughan, and the theatrical verve of actress-singers like Julie London, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland; she also likes to venture into other genres that suit her voice and style, like Bossa Nova, Pop, Italian Classics, Musical theatre and Waltz musette.
She is performing at great venues in London like: Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho, The Pheasantry , Royal Albert hall Verdi's room, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs, Toulouse Lautrec jazz Club, The Boisdale, Oliver jazz club, Hilton Bankside, Crown Plaza Westminster, The Boisdale, Primo Bar Park Plaza Westminster, Caffè Concerto and many others.
In Italy, she has performed in "Musiche in Miniatura" (Miniature Music) a musical tour in the smallest, cozy and beautiful historical Italian theatres such as Teatro Belloni (MI), Teatro della Concordia (PG), Teatro Salvini (IM), Teatro Arrigoni (PN), Teatro Civico (T0), Teatro Petrella (FC), Teatrino di Vetriano (LU), Teatro Flora (MC), Teatro Accademico (TV)
Her stage credits in Uk include: "Twelve Angry Jurors", "Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queen", "Sweet Charity", "The Loner".
She has performed in different musicals and plays such as "Evita", "Cleopatra", "L'angelo e la fiammiferaia", "Signori si va in scena"; "Funny Love", "Il cielo è sempre più blu", "Nostos" and in an international tour (Italy, New York, Berlin and São Paulo) in the musical "The Dreamboat".