Welcome to the official Virginia Zeani website managed with the full co-operation of her family. Here you will find a biography, photographs from her personal collection, information on records, books and videos and detailed performance annals. Little by little more will be added together with information of up to date activities, tributes from former colleagues and links to YouTube postings.
Grateful thanks to Virginia Zeani and her family for their constant help with biographical material. Thanks also to Roger Beaumont and Carlo Marinelli Roscioni for the performance details, to Steven Smith for extracts from his tributes book and to Irina Stanescu for the photographs from Romania taken in 2011. The various drawings and paintings by Yvonne Fuller were made at the time or immediately after seeing Virginia Zeani in performance.
NB There is also now an official Facebook page for Virginia Zeani as well as the official Website and Facebook page for her husband Nicola Rossi Lemeni nicolarossilemeni.com
News for 2015
On 21st October Virginia Zeani celebrates her Birthday. Glad to say she lives in Florida where she still advises talented young pupils.
To celebrate her lifetime achievement a comprehensive set of discs of her studio recordings has been compiled and published by Steven Smith entitled
“THE ARTISTRY OF VIRGINIA ZEANI”
This limited Collectors’ Edition of Virginia Zeani’s studio recordings has been prepared by Steven Smith. The recordings are reproduced under special licence, and the set comprises 9 carefully remastered CDs in a presentation box together with a fully illustrated biographical booklet. 2 CDs are of Mme Zeani’s preferred, complete La traviata recording from RAI, with Luigi Infantino and Antonio Boyer.
It is published by Musique Aria inc. and is available from Norbeck, Peters & Ford. International shipping available, full information from: http://www.norpete.com/v2313.html
Video clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQDqahCe838