"No one could accuse Arena of holding back on emotion, and the amount of hurt she pours into her music is almost visceral. When she howls, “I cried a million tears,” on “Requiem of Love,” she holds the notes like she’s got a third lung."
- George Bass
From Cinematica To Being An Ambassador Of Italian Excellence In The World: The Success Continues For A Great Italian Singer. An Exclusive Interview With Romina Arena.
2020 "SPOTLIGHT AWARD"
PRESENTED BY VARIETY MAGAZINE
FILMING ITALY LOS ANGELES
ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF CULTURE
"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.
PRIMO MAGAZINE >
ROMINA ARENA COVER PRIMO MAGAZINE
"Italy’s Multi-talented Popera Queen - To say that Romina is talented is an understatement. And that’s just the beginning of the intriguing story about Italy’s Popera Princess...a childhood prodigy who grew into a beautiful woman, with a sparkling personality, a marvelous spirit and determination to develop her wonderful talents."
- PRIMO MAGAZINE
HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY >
" The skies open a bit when a star is born, they have no other choice… how else can the world prepare for a rising prodigy such as Romina Arena? Her story includes a life without a father, a love affair with classical ballet, an incredible introduction into the world of a singer, a malevolent vicious attack that severed her vocal chords, a comatose recovery, a rise to super stardom…. the rest you must simply read to believe."
- HOLLYWOOD WEEKLY
LA VOCE LAS VEGAS >
“To become swept up in the excitement that is Romina Arena, is to follow a speeding star spinning skyward to a bright and glowing future. A singer with the quality of Romina Arena, takes years to come along, a quality that is most evident in her powerful voice, her numerous awards that include the winning of the Italian Tricolor Globe Award, the equivalent to an American Oscar in stature."
- LA VOCE, LAS VEGAS
"One of the most extraordinary female voices of the current American and world music scene is Italian. We are talking about Romina Arena, a great singer, endowed with a voice that scratches and caresses at the same time, able to touch all the strings of the depth of the soul."
- ENNIO MARCHETTI
Italian's News, 2021
ALO MAGAZINE >
ROMINA ARENA ON ALO MAGAZINE COVER
WITH CATHERINE ZETA-JONES
“As a singer and a songwriter, Romina’s use of the new genre of music that mixes the older classical symphonies with the new fast beats, brings an outstanding combination of style and success to her career."
- ALO MAGAZINE
LA VOCE NEW YORK >
ROMINA ARENA INTERVIEW | MUSIC
“..a woman of the Renaissance, with a thousand resources and natural talent that she delivers in many forms of art: from dance and performing with Disney, a passion started at four years, up to singing, writing, screenplay, show and music production.”
- LA VOCE NEW YORK
ITALIAN AMERICANS >
ITALIAN AMERICANS: THE HISTORY OF A CULTURE OF A PEOPLE | CONTEMPORARY POPULAR MUSIC
“Other well known singers of Italian descent include Romina Arena, an operatic pop and New Age singer who began who career as child star on Disney Italy's Mickey Mouse Club."
- ERIC MARTONE, EDITOR
VARIETY MAGAZINE >
ROMINA ARENA RECOGNIZED BY THE ITALIAN AND HOLLYWOOD FILMMAKING INDUSTRY
2020 SPOTLIGHT AWARD BY VARIETY MAGAZINE
“Romina Arena is one of the greatest voices in music representing Italy in America. Congratulations!"
- TIZIANA ROCCA, PRESIDENT
FILMING ITALY LOS ANGELES
"ROMINA'S POWERFUL VERSION OF 'AVE MARIA' HAS TOUCHED ME DEEPLY, SIMPLY MAGNIFICENT."
- AL PACINO, OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR
"ROMINA IS THE QUEEN OF ALL MEDIA."
- HEAD OF ENTERTAINMENT, ABC NEWS RADIO
‘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.
- 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
“Romina is the most dominant female singer I have ever heard."
- ENNIO MORRICONE
OSCAR WINNING LEGENDARY FILM COMPOSER
“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