Carioca actress and singer Livia Dabarian, who has lived in Spain for two years, is going through a special phase at the age of 35, starring in a Madrid super production and, above all, enjoying motherhood. With her husband Alirio Netto, also a singer and actor, Livia fulfilled her dream of becoming a mother, a planned decision that surprised the couple in the midst of their hectic artistic careers. Facing the challenges of pregnancy during the final stretch of the Spanish season of the show “We Will Rock You” and the European tour with the band Queen Extravaganza, the actress celebrates the arrival of her daughter, Linda, who was born a little earlier than expected, bringing an unparalleled love for the couple’s life.
Since childhood, Livia has shown an artistic streak by dedicating herself to dance, theater and singing, and at the age of 8, she became the lead singer of the children’s group “Oxigênios”. Throughout her career, she explored different areas of audiovisual, participating in programs and soap operas, but it was in musicals that she found her true passion and success. In the spotlight, Livia shone as Scaramouche in the production of “We Will Rock You”, and it was on this musical journey that she met Alirio Netto, with whom she formed her family. Now, in addition to envisioning new projects on TV and streaming, the actress enthusiastically faces the most significant role of her life: being a mother.
With an artistic career full of emotion and achievements, Livia Dabarian, a Brazilian actress and singer who has lived in Spain for two years, celebrates her motherhood at the age of 35. Alongside her husband Alirio Netto, also an artist, Livia saw her dream of becoming a mother come true amid a busy routine of work on stage and shows with the band Queen Extravaganza. Facing the challenges of pregnancy, which made her lose 10 kg in the first three months, she had the support of her mother, who accompanied the couple in moving abroad. Now, Livia enjoys the first moments with little Linda, who arrived in the world ahead of schedule, bringing even more joy and love to the family’s life.
With an artistic career marked by achievements since childhood, Livia Dabarian found her true place on stage. Her vocal talent and comic vein highlighted her in musical productions, such as “Chacrinha-O Musical” and “Vamp-O Musical”, but it was when she played Scaramouche in “We Will Rock You” that her life was transformed. Alongside her husband Alirio Netto, with whom she also shares the stage, Livia gratefully faced the pregnancy, even with the intense routine of presentations and tours. Now, alongside her daughter Linda, the actress plans new challenges on television and streaming, keeping her love for art ever-present in her life.
How was the experience of starring in a super production in Madrid and enjoying the debut of the role of mother?
I have a lot to be thankful for these past years! I’m gradually realizing all the dreams I have and in the best way possible. Being the protagonist of a musical here in Spain has been wonderful and I feel very proud that this is the fruit of many, many years of dedication. And being a mother is definitely the most challenging and passionate role of a lifetime!
You and your husband have been planning to have a child for some time. What was it like to receive the news of the pregnancy while both of you were involved in hectic professional projects?
With our routine it’s hard to schedule trips, parties and even barbecues with friends! Laughter! We decided to let it roll and that when it had to come, it would come… without trying to plan every minute and without pissing it off. In the end, everything happened in the best way possible and we were both able to take some time to like and adapt to the new routine with our princess.
What was it like dealing with the challenges of pregnancy, such as frequent nausea and weight loss in the first few months?
It was physically and mentally one of the biggest challenges of my life. At the same time that I was radiant and happy to be pregnant, I felt very weak. Being on stage brought me comfort because I was doing what I love the most, it was really hard to feel sick between scenes. I am very lucky to have a wonderful family and co-workers who have been very supportive. I don’t know what would become of me without them.
You had fundamental support from your mother during this period. How was it to have her by your side during the move abroad and the arrival of your daughter?
My mom is my best friend! She is a great partner and always has a smile on her face willing to help, even more so with her granddaughter! Laughter! There’s nothing like having the voice of experience on your side, huh? Besides, we have a lot of fun together too. She held my hand metaphorically and physically through this difficult time just as she has at many points in my life. I am very lucky!
How was the experience of becoming a mother and experiencing unconditional love for your daughter?
Nothing really prepares you for this moment! For me it’s been a daily happiness with doses of a lot of learning. Linda is making me a better person.
Since childhood, you have had contact with art. How did dance, theater and singing shape your professional choice?
I joke that I didn’t choose to be an artist, art chose me! Laughter! Since I can understand myself, I don’t even consider doing anything else. Being an artist requires a lot of sacrifices and to be on this road you have to prepare a lot. Studying all these genres has brought me discipline and appreciation for all the professionals in between.
What have been the most defining moments of your career so far, both on TV and on stage?
Singing to Xuxa’s belly in the last Xuxa Parque that she was pregnant certainly marked my childhood a lot. It was a very beautiful moment and a lot of responsibility. I was very emotional. My debut in the musical Ïn the Heights¨ which I did off Broadway in New York was a huge achievement for me to be stepping onto the American stage after many years of studying. A feeling of being on the right track. Doing Scaramouche at We Will Rock You in Brazil, my first protagonist and alongside the love of my life! It was extremely special.
You had the opportunity to participate in a children’s group and move Xuxa during a presentation. How did these experiences influence your love of the stage?
Those moments I lived in childhood made me sure that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Despite being only 8 years old at the time, I was treated like a professional and that was super important for my career. I also learned that being a nice, good-natured person is just as important as your talent.
In recent years, you have excelled in musical theater, playing outstanding characters. How was your experience with musicals like “Chacrinha – O Musical” and “Vamp – O Musical”?
Telling Brazilian stories so well known and loved by the public was a HUGE privilege! I loved every second as Rita Cadillac on stage at Chacrinha! The audience went crazy! We made this musical for almost 4 years in every corner of the country. And VAMP was very special to me because I was in love with the soap opera when I was little! I was the alternate of the protagonist, Natasha, and going up on stage singing Calada Noite Preta was like a gift for mini Livia!
In addition to musicals, you also explored your comic side with appearances in episodes of “Porta dos Fundos”. What are your future career plans, especially in audiovisual and streaming?
Participating in Porta was VERY cool! They are geniuses and the atmosphere in the recordings is delicious! I would love to explore this modern language more and do streaming shows as well. Hello Netflix! Laughter!
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