The Queen of Popera
Price Range: $30,000 - $100,000
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Greek, Japanese, Bulgarian, Hebrew
What to Expect
For her live music performances, expect to see and hear one of the greatest voices today. Romina has a unique five octave vocal range and sings in full chest register. She rarely uses falsetto and sings like a female tenor. As Legendary Oscar/Grammy winning film composer Maestro Ennio Morricone was quoted in the Malibu Times in describing her incredible voice “I consider her the most dominant voice I have heard in my life”.
Romina has sold over four million records worldwide over the course of her career and her new book “Where Did They Film That? Italy” will be released through Quill Driver Books and her new album “Where Did They Film That? Italy – The Music Journey” will be released through Lakeshore/Sony Records, both will be released spring 2016.
Below is a sample of her live show which includes famous Oscar award winning songs and pop hits from such movies as:
“Life Is Beautiful”
“Romeo & Juliette”
"When In Rome"
“To Rome with Love”
For speaking engagements, expect see and hear firsthand from the Italian/American author (born in Italy) taking you through a magical journey throughout Italy and uncovering some of the most amazing film locations of the best American movies filmed in Italy. Not only will she talk about film locations but also take you to the best places to stay and the best foods to eat where key scenes were filmed.
“Romina Arena” (pronounced “A’ Rain a”) from the age of 4 until she was a teenager she was a Mouseketeer for Disney in Italy (during that time she was classically trained as a singer and dancer) and has been in the entertainment business all her life. Romina has overcome adversity to become a true Star. At the age of fifteen she suffered a vicious attack at the hands of a jealous entertainer in Italy having her vocal cords severed, rendering her comatose for many months. With true determination Romina not only survived the attack, but completely recovered to become an International star. After the surgery, she gained three octaves’ to reach a five octave vocal range and selling millions of records over the lifetime of her career. Romina is the only known female “Tenorette”™ in the world. If there were such a thing as a female tenor, this would best describe her singing in a Popera/Pop/Classical Crossover style. She sings and speaks fluently in 10 different languages and writes all of her own material, Popera/Pop/Classical Crossover a very high end genre of music, but commercially accessible. She is a female singer with incredible power and is the female answer to Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban. She has performed with such Popera artists as Andrea Bocelli, Marcello Giordani, Alessandro Safina, Il Divo and also headlined the stage of the Colosseum of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Romina writes and records music for film soundtracks and TV shows, and also created the rock opera song “Satellite” as the theme song for Gotham Racing 2 (Recorded in English and Italian) a popular video game developed by Microsoft which sold over 1.4 million copies. Romina is currently working on her autobiography, and a major motion picture about her remarkable inspiring life story that is currently being developed by a two time Oscar award winning producer. Several other movie and television projects are also in the works. She recently signed a multiple book publishing deal with Linden Publishing/ Quill Driver Books and will be releasing her first book in May 2016 worldwide titled “Where Did They Film That? Italy. She also recently signed a record deal with Lakeshore/Sony Records for the album “Where Did They Film That? Italy – The Music Journey” which will also be released in 2016 before the book release.
In 2012, Romina reunited with her long time mentor Legendary Oscar/Grammy award winning film composer Maestro Ennio Morricone who chose her over many major artists to write and sing lyrics to his most famous movie scores of all time. After 20 years in the making the duo collaborated on their new album together “Morricone.Uncovered and was released September 2012 through Perseverance Records. Maestro Ennio Morricone was quoted in the Malibu Times as saying “I decided to work with her because of her hard work and incredible successes achieved. But most importantly, I consider her the most dominant voice I have heard in my life. I do not allow just any artist to write lyrics to my movie scores. But for her I make the exception.”
Romina has also started a very successful licensing program, based on her Italian high life brand and her music. Her brands are “Poperastar”™ , “Italian Living”™ by Romina Arena, “Romina Baby Bug Bambina”™ & “Where Did They Film That?™ which has allowed her to close many deals with a large number of licensees and developing her brands with an array of products. She is expanding her brand by creating key relationships with important new partnerships. Romina is also the founder of “Arena Sonic Brand”, which focuses on finding the music DNA and sound signature of major brands.
Here are some recent awards and achievements that “Romina Arena” received:
1) On Sunday February 28th Romina received an award in NYC from: “Orphans International Worldwide” the “2010 Global Citizenship Award” for Leadership in Helping Humanity in Association with the United Nations for her work with children in Haiti.
2) May 17th, Romina performed at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC for the National Chapter of the “American Red Cross” and the “Tiffany Circle Summit” to a standing ovation.
3) Saturday June 19th Romina performed for the “ARTS OLYMPUS GALA” aboard the “Queen Mary” to a sold out crowd and received the “2010 WORLD ARTS OLYMPUS HUMANITARIAN ARTISTS AWARD”
4) Romina received the “GODDESS ARTEMIS AWARD” from EAWC “Euro American Women’s Council” in Greece July 2010
5) On September 18, 2010, Bologna Italy, Romina received one of the highest award honors in Italy “The Tricolor Globe Award” an award representing Excellence and Humanities Efforts. (The equivalent to the American Oscars in stature)
6) November 13, 2010 Miami FL won the “CSNA Award” from the “Confederation of Sicilians of North America” for Best Female Artist in North America.
7) On January 29, 2012 in Syracusa Italy she received the “Premio Sicilia Award” for the category of “Most successful Sicilian Artist in the World”.
Influences & Inspiration
Romina Arena, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Barbara Streisand, Il Divo, Il Volo, Linda Ronstadt
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