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“The next best thing to seeing Streisand herself.” -New York Post
“The next best thing to seeing Streisand herself” is how the New York Post described Carla DelVillaggio. She is a multiple-award winning tribute artist, who has entertained across the country from Miami to Las Vegas to New York City. Don’t miss her perform her hit show, SIMPLY STREISAND, live at the Delray Beach Playhouse!
“A multi-media theatrical experience…Simply Streisand is simply sensational!”
Described as “funny,” “charismatic,” “can improvise on the spot,” “creates the perfect illusion as Streisand,” “has Streisand’s signature phrasing, timing and vocal mannerisms”… critics continue to rave about her performances. She has earned many prestigious industry awards, including: “Best Overall Celebrity Recreation, Agent’s Best Impressed Award” and the “Bea Fogelman Award of Excellence” – to name a few.
From the hair, down to the trademark nails, and wearing meticulously detailed replicas of iconic concert gowns, she is “Simply Streisand” in every way. Carla’s jaw-dropping recreation evokes the excitement and high energy vocals of Streisand’s most powerful numbers, as well as the beauty and purity of sound essential for the ballads so closely associated with this greatest of all singing actresses. Her keen sense of comedic timing, and ability to ad-lib, add to the overall illusion of portraying the original “Funny Girl.”
“[DelVillagio] demonstrated a spooky ability to channel the icon, at times you would swear you were seeing a hologram of a teenage Streisand.” -Simply-Showbiz (NYC)
She has entertained at theatres, performing arts centers, private parties and corporate events, benefits and fundraisers, Synagogues, Jewish Community Centers, and Adult Communities, all over the country, and has performed several times on the Legends Stage, at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas.
In June of 2012, Carla had the distinct honor and privilege of being asked to perform at the legendary Bon Soir nightclub in NYC. The Bon Soir is where Barbra Streisand made her professional debut in the early 1960’s. Carla was asked to be the performer to “re-open” the new venue (and is the ONLY tribute artist to have ever performed there) – the same space that once thrilled to the sound of a young Barbra Streisand.
Carla’s early training was in Opera and she received her Masters of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from SUNY-Binghamton, NY. In addition to singing many of the great soprano roles in the opera repertory (Musetta, in La Boheme, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Antonia and Giulietta in The Tales of Hoffmann, Clorinda in La Cenerentola – to name but a few) she has also done a great deal of work as an orchestra, oratorio and recital soloist with repertoire ranging from Mozart to Massenet, and Bernstein to Sondheim. She made her European debut as Violetta in LA TRAVIATA, in the Czech Republic, and also had the honor to sing for former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, and dignitaries of the Czech and Polish Embassy’s, in Washington, D.C.
Today, in addition to her busy traveling schedule, performing her tribute to Streisand, Carla teaches Private Voice, Vocal Performance Classes and an Opera-Theatre Workshop class, at Valencia College, in Orlando. She was recently singled-out by the college for her dedication and extraordinary work with her students. This June, she will be going into the recording studio with her band to record her first CD!