For the First Time Ever: Romina Arena to Perform New Song From “Morricone.Uncovered” at Fest in Youngstown, Ohio
This summer, the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest (August 3-5, 2012) in Youngstown, Ohio, will feature Romina Arena performing her latest hits as well as, for the first time ever, a new song from her long-awaited album “Morricone.Uncovered”. Romina will be on stage on Saturday, August 4th, and on Sunday, August 5th, both at 7 p.m.
Romina, now living in Los Angeles, California, was born in Palermo, Sicily. She says: “Ennio Morricone and I are both from Italy. It´s an honor to perform a song from my new album, for the first time ever, at this year´s Italian festival in Youngstown.” From the age of 4 until she was a teenager, Romina was a Mouseketeer for Disney in Italy. She performed as a classical ballerina in major Italian theaters at the age of 7. Today, Romina is an international POPERA star (pop meets classical), selling over 4 million records.
Earlier this month, Romina announced the worldwide release of her new album “Morricone.Uncovered” on September 18, 2012. The CD will feature 15 tracks, adding lyrics in English, Italian, Spanish and French to several movie soundtracks by Ennio Morricone. With a running time of 57 minutes, the album is available for $15.95 and can be pre-ordered on the website of Perseverance Records (www.perseverancerecords.com).
The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest is an annual event, hosted by the Italian Heritage Foundation of Youngstown, Inc. The primary goal of the registered non-profit heritage foundation is to improve the quality of life in the greater Youngstown area through charitable donations while honoring the memory and living heritage of the Italian community in the Mahoning Valley. Every year, the fest attracts more than 50,000 visitors to the three-day event.
About Romina Arena
Music for Romina has been the vibration of her life since she was just a child. She was a Mouseketeer for Disney’s Mickey Mouse club in Italy called “Topolino,” and performed as a classical ballerina in major Italian theaters at the age of 7. The amazing and talented Romina Arena has overcome adversity in her rise to stardom. At age 15, she suffered a vicious attack in Italy that severed her vocal cords and rendered her comatose for many months. Romina, with true determination, not only survived the attack, but also completely recovered to become an international superstar with a five-octave vocal range. It is her powerful POPERA style (pop meets classical) that makes her unique and without comparison. Her ability to sing, speak and write music fluently in 10 different languages has allowed her to open many doors to the international music market, including here in the United States. Romina has performed with such POPERA artists as Andrea Bocelli, Alessandro Safina, Il Divo, Mario Frangoulis, and she also opened for Celine Dion at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.RominaArena.com .
About Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone´s career as film music composer started in 1961 with the film “Il Federale” directed by Luciano Salce, but he became famous worldwide with Sergio Leone’s westerns: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and A Fistful of Dynamite (1971). Since 1960, Morricone has scored more than 400 films working with many Italian and international directors. In his long career, Ennio Morricone has received many awards, including the Golden Lion and the Honorary Oscar, 8 Nastri D’argento, 5 Baftas, 5 Oscar Nominations, 7 David Di Donatello, 3 Golden Globes, 1 Grammy Award and 1 European Film Award. In the recording field, Morricone has received 27 Golden Records, 7 Platinum Records, 3 Golden Plates and the “Critica discografica” award for the music of the film “Il Prato.” The soundtrack from the film “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” has been included in the list of inductees for the Grammy Hall of Fame 2009.
About Perseverance Records
Perseverance Records, based in Los Angeles (California, USA), is a leading producer of soundtracks that haven’t been available for a long time or never at all. The company was founded in 2002 and has specialized in the restoration and preservation of film scores from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. For more information, visit www.perseverancerecords.com.