Dario Benini was born in Ravenna, Italy. He received his diploma in singing from the "Frescobaldi" Conservatory in Ferrara, and then attended specialization courses with Maestros Claudio Desderi in Fiesole at the lyric Academy of Mantova with Pier Miranda Ferraro, Paolo Montarsolo, U. Benelli and N. Ghiuselev.
In 1991 he won the "Mattia Battistini" International Competition which led to his debut in La Bohème and La Sonnambula.
In 1992 he won the "Ferrante Mecenati" Competition in Adria and the "Spazio Musica" Competition in Loana which resulted in his debut in Le Nozze di Figaro and Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
In 1993 he won the "Città di Savigliano" Competition for the Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
Dario Benini made his debut at the Teatro Regio in Parma in Manon by Massenet and since then he has performed in many roles: La Bohème/Benoit, Alcindoro, at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, at the Theatre in Sassari, at the Teatro Municipale in Piacenza, at the Teatro Piccinni in Bari, at the Teatro Civico in Vercelli; La Bohème/Colline at the Congress Building in Lugano, at the Teatro del Casino in Locarno, at the Teatro Masini in Faenza; Sacristan/Tosca at the Arena di Verona, at the Teatro del Casino in Locarno, at the Fraschini in Pavia, at the Teatro Sociale in Como, at the V. Eugenia Theatre in San Sebastian (Spain); Peter/Hänsel und Gretel at the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo; Monterone and Ceprano/Rigoletto at the Eurofestival in Rome, at the Centre Culturel Odyssus in Blagnac (France), at the V. Eugenia Theatre in San Sebastian, at the Théâtre Casino Municipal in Biarritz; Ser Amantio/Gianni Schicchi at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona; Zuane/Gioconda at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa; Don Basilio/Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Fraschini in Pavia, at the Teatro Masini in Faenza, at the Teatro Rosetum in Milan; Haly/L'Italiana in Algeri at the Teatro Coccia in Novara and at the Teatro Guimera in Tenerife;Alessio/La Sonnambula at the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca and at the Theatre Municipal in Tunisia; Capellio/I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Teatro Politeama in Lecce; Sulpice/ La Figlia del reggimento al the Teatro Coccia in Novara; il Marchese and Dottore/La Traviata at the Rodez Amphitheatre in Narbonne; Alidoro/La Cenerentola at the Teatro Civico in Vercelli and at the Corte dei Catapani in Bari; Sonora/La Fanciulla del west at the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca.
At the Palafenice in Venice he performed the part of Antonio in the production of Le Nozze di Figaro. He has been present many times at the Arena di Verona summer season as the Sacristan in Tosca and Zuniga in Carmen.
Benini's future engagements include his performance in Tosca as the Sacristan at the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca with repeat performances at the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna, at the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, at the Teatro Sociale in Mantova and at the Teatro Coccia in Novara.