2020 "SPOTLIGHT AWARD"
PRESENTED BY VARIETY MAGAZINE
FILMING ITALY LOS ANGELES
ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF CULTURE
LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET
COURTESY OF FRED.FM
REPORTER: MATTEO GHIDONI
GUESTS: Claudia Gerini, Jason William, Romina Arena
"Romina Arena is one of the greatest voices
in music representing Italy in America."
~ Tiziana Rocca, President
Filming Italy Los Angeles
Hover over the covers and articles to read what the media and industry are saying about Romina Arena.
"ROMINA IS THE QUEEN OF ALL MEDIA."
- ANDREA DRESDALE, ABC NEWS RADIO
"ROMINA'S POWERFUL VERSION OF 'AVE MARIA' HAS TOUCHED ME DEEPLY, SIMPLY MAGNIFICENT."
- AL PACINO, OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR
‘RICORDI’. WOW. IT HAS THE THEATRICAL POWER OF THE OPENING SONG TO A JAMES BOND MOVIE. BY THAT, I MEAN IT PAINTS A CINEMATIC PICTURE WITH EMOTIONAL TIES THE WAY OTHER GRAMMY-WINNING COMPOSITIONS HAVE DONE. SO AMAZING. WELL DONE, ROMINA.
- DREW JONES, PRODUCTION PRODUCER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
‘MORRICONE. UNCOVERED’ IS ONE OF THE TOP SOUNDTRACKS TO OWN! when it’s come to doing an actual songbook based on Il Maestro’s work, Italian chanteuse Romina Arena has done a yeoman job of making Morricone her own, with a number of beautiful tunes that don’t play so much as film music set to lyrics as they do as transfixing tales of female empowerment, “I Will Survive” the Ennio way if you will.
- DANIEL SCHWEIGER, FILM MUSIC MAGAZINE
“When asked why he decided to collaborate with Arena at this time, Morricone responded , “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.”
- MELONIE MAGRUDER, MALIBU TIMES
"Walking thru a sparkling mountain stream, skiing after a fresh sunrise snow, running thru a summer sun shower are so refreshing. So it is with some people who saunter across the path of our lives. Everyone who samples her art or chats with her will feel refreshed by an artistic breeze, revive, rejuvenate and “live the life they love”.
- F. ANTHONY D'ALESSANDRO, THE TIMES OF SICILY
"THE LATEST VOCAL INCARNATION OF THE MAESTRO'S WORK, SPLENDIDLY SUNG FROM ITALIAN-AMERICAN "POPERA" SINGER ROMINA ARENA, HER VOICE SO POWERFUL AND PERSUASIVE AND BRINGS A CONFIDENT ARTICULATION TO MORRICONE'S MELODIES, WHETHER DELICATE OR DYNAMIC."
- RANDALL LARSON, SOUNDTRAX
“Romina’s rendition of songs in her native Italian can make a person catch his breath, in amazement, and cause the statues of Rome, to change their age –old cool regard to that of wonder. Her voice can soar without effort in a range that covers five Octaves , and can carry a melody,in any of the 10 languages, she speaks, writes and sings with facility. She can display a depth of emotions that runs from the light touch of pop music, to the richly –woven tapestries of the classical . In full voice her singing can be a haunting but welcome companion”
- ALAN MCBRIDE, FLORIDA BROADBAND NEWS
"Her voice is romantic and powerful.."
- THE EAGLE TRIBUNE
“CLASSIC SONGS FROM ENNIO MORRICONE, REWORKED IN A LUSH ORCHESTRA FORMAT AND ACCOMPANIED BY GREAT VOCALS BY ROMINA ARENA, A YOUNG SINGER THAT HAS THE RANGE THAT MADE MORRICONE'S MUSIC WITH EDDA DELL'ORSO SO WONDERFUL BACK IN THE DAY!"
- THE JAZZ CHILL CORNER
"Romina is one of the most prominent Popera female artist in the world, compared to a young female Bocelli or a female Josh Groban."
- JERRY FINK, THE LAS VEGAS SUN