Roberto Benzi

Roberto Benzi (born 1937) is a French conductor and former child actor.

Early life

Roberto Benzi was born on December 12, 1937, in Marseille, France.[1]


Benzi acted in two films as a child.[2]

Benzi was the conductor of the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine from 1973 to 1987.[2] He was the conductor of the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra in Arnhem, The Netherlands from 1989 to 1990.[1][2] He later conducted orchestras in Russia and Japan.[2]

Personal life

Benzi resides in Paris.[2] He was married to opera singer Jane Rhodes, who died in 2011.[3]


Year Title Director Role
1950 Prélude à la gloire Georges Lacombe Roberto
1953 L'Appel du destin Georges Lacombe Roberto Benzi


  1. "Benzi, Roberto (1937-....) forme internationale". Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  2. Clairant, François (June 13, 2013). "Roberto Benzi, 25 ans après". Sud-Ouest. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  3. Machart, Renaud (May 10, 2011). "Jane Rhodes, cantatrice". Le Monde. Retrieved November 1, 2016.

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