International Classically Trained Singer & POPERA Artist
Her name is "Romina Arena" (pronounced "A' Rain a"). You may or may not already know who she is but 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 Arena 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 also completely recovered to become an International star with a five octave vocal range and selling over 4 million records over the lifetime of her career.
Romina Arena is the only known female "Tenorette" in the world. If there were such a thing as a female tenor, this would best describe her. Romina is the next International female Pop/Classical crossover phenomenon to conquer the world. She sings and speaks fluently in 10 different languages and writes all of her own material. A pioneer, although still at a young age (she recently coined Epic/Pop, a new genre of music closely associated to POPERA/Classical Crossover, a very high end genre of music, but commercially accessible). She is a female with incredible power and is without a doubt, the female answer to Andrea Bocelli and or Josh Groban. She has performed with such POPERA artists as Andrea Bocelli, Alessandro Safina, Il Divo, Mario Frangoulis and also headlining the Celine Dion stage of the Colosseum of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Romina Arena writes and records music for film soundtracks and TV shows. She created the rock 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 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 publishing deal with Linden/Quill Driver Books and will be releasing her first book in 2013.