Celebrity interviewer and CNN iReporter ALADINO had the opportunity to interview pop star commonly known by the stage name Arianna, who is an Italian singer and actress that at age 7 started participating Starting in numerous ad campaigns.
Still very young participated in the TV shows “Fantastico 2” and “Fantastico 3”, and in the 1989 Rai drama “I Promessi Sposi” (The Betrothed) and began studying dance with Brian and Garrison.
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
In 1990 she was chosen among two thousand girls, as testimonial singer for Disney Italy.
The big American company makes her sign a five years contract and record 4 solo albums (containing both the Disney classics, and unreleased songs) and dozens of compilations.
During this period, numerous services and interviews are dedicated to her on the weekly magazine “Topolino” (Mickey Mouse, where she had her own column: Il Filo di Arianna, i.e. The Ariadne’s Thread) and other Disney titles (especially those dedicated to girls), and she is a guest on numerous teenagers TV shows (Big, Disney club, …) but not only (Fantastico 1990, 1991, “Domenica In”, “Telethon”, “Piacere RAI Uno”, “Superclassifica Show “…).
In 1991 she hosts “Cinema Insieme”, a short TV show on air in the early evening before the RAI Uno films for the family and connected to a contest of the weekly Magazine Topolino.
Also in 1991 hosts a radio show on Radio 105 on Sundays morning.
In 1992she is one of the RAI correspondents for the Grand Opening of Disney Paris amusement park, a RAI Uno prime time show.
In 1995 hosts the show “Canta con noi” on Junior TV.
In 1996 joins an acting course and two years later Gino Landi and Pietro Garinei chooses her to be partner of Maurizio Micheli in the musical “Un mandarino per Teo” (A tangerine for Teo). She works for that musical until 2000 when she enters the famous Sistina theater.
In 1998 participates in Newcomers’ section of Sanremo Festival, placed third, and in 1999 partecipates in the main section of Sanremo Festival placed fourth and recording the album “Arianna” with RTI music recording.
From 1998 until now she has been protagonist of a number of musicals as “Il mago di Oz” (Wizard of Oz) in 2000-2001, “Pinocchio” in 2003-2004 and “Masaniello” where she acted and sung in Neapolitan.
In 2006-2009 she also played as a prose actress for works as 2001/2 “Sogno di Una Notte di Mezza Estate” (A Midsummer Night Dream) and “La Bisbetica Domata” (The Taming of the Shrew) and finally as Juliet – replacing Martina Stella in just four days – in 2006 “Romeo e Giulietta” (Romeo and Juliet).
In 2000 she sings for the Jubilee in Piazza San Pietro attending Pope John Paul II and 350.000 people. The performance is aired worldwide.
In 2000 performs the credit and end titles song for the RAI Tv series “Una donna per amico 2” (A woman as a friend 2) where she also plays a role in the second episode.
In 2007 she has been the lead show-girl of Canale 5 La Corrida’s most followed edition of last 10 years, dancing and singing live every Saturday, accompanied by Master Pregadio and 16 dancers.
In June 2007 her last CD ‘A modo mio’ (My way), completely self-produced and distributed by EDEL, has been released. It features the most famous songs from world’s most famous musicals re-arranged in pop, lounge, dance, latino and rock styles, where lyrics have been re-written in Italian by Arianna herself.
In May 2008 has been chosen by Oscar Awarded Ennnio Morricone to sing the unpublished song “Verso Est” (Go West), written and arranged by Morricone himself. The song has been used as music background for the commercial of Lancia Delta starring Richard Gere.
From September 2008 through March 2009 she has played as comedienne in the TV show “Saturday Night Live” aired on Italia 1 and from February through May 2009 she has played, as Roberta di Leo, in the soap opera “Cento Vetrine” (A hundred windows) aired daily on Canale 5.
In May 2009 Arianna has been chosen after 6 months auditions and among 2000 other contestants to play the role of Belle in the musical “Beauty and the Beast”, produced by musical production European leader company Stage Entertainment. The show is staged in the renewed Teatro Nazionale di Milano starting October 29th.