Under the name, Dario Carlo Giacomo Campeotto was born in 1939. His parents Emma and Ernesto Campeotto moved to Denmark in 1928 as Ernesto got a high position job for Fiat Denmark. In the early 1960s the parents moved back to Italy. Dario stayed in Denmark, although he in the period from 1967 to 1973 lived in Italy himself too. He opened a Danish art store in Torino, Italy. As the stages in Denmark offered him more and more jobs, he moved back to Denmark and continued his career.
He is by now a much loved household name in Denmark, and has been that through many decades. He got his big breakthrough in 1961 by winning the Danish Melodi Grand Prix with the song Angelique. Afterwards, he finished 5th at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Over the years, Dario has released lots of albums. The latest, a Christmas album came out in 2017. In 2014 and 2015, he also released two albums in Italian. Dario has recorded songs in Danish, English and Italian.
Dario is not just a singer. He has also starred as actor in many films, theatre performances as well as revues. In several of his films, his great singing voice has come in use too. Despite the age, Dario is still going strong – and he still sings well. In 2006, he surprised many when he appeared as a featuring act on Kim Schwartz’ Melodi Grand Prix entry Åh Amore. In 2021, he appeared on TV singing his Angelique in a warm-up show for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.