B i o g r a p h y
Ida Elena is a singer, songwriter and actress from Italy.
After studying at the Academy of drama and musical techniques from 7 years (she started at 12), she gets a degree and she starts performing in theaters all around Italy.
At 19 she really thinks she only wants to be an actress but when she is invited at the National television to sing in front of 2 million people (I raccomandati, RAIUNO. 2004) she understands she wants to sing more than anything else.
After some years of practicing in local clubs, she starts to sing with an original rock band, The Dark side of Venus (2010, and with a Blackmore’s Night tribute band: those last ones were crucial to her because, thanks to them, she starts attending Blackmore’s Night’ shows in Germany and so she gets to know the great master of historical instruments, Albert Dannenmann (ex Blackmore’s Night) and, eventually, the great soprano Gaby Koss (ex Haggard, Cantus Lunaris).
Thanks to the songs Ida Elena wrote (the Ballad of the silver dressed lady, Awakening), she starts working with those two great musicians, first as a collaboration for her solo project and, eventually, as a permanent member of hte Celtic Ensemble Cantus Lunaris (2012) where she was asked to join thanks to her peculiar and very flexible mezzo-soprano voice with a very unique technique.
Thanks to Cantus Lunaris, Ida Elena played all around Germany and Austria, including Cantus Lunaris performance as headliner at the biggest Gothic festival in Germany, WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN 2013.
In January 2014, Ida Elena join the symphonic metal band Bare Infinity
Ida Elena recorded one cd as a soloist, (My) World Music (2011) and one cd with Cantus Lunaris “Fabula antiqua (2012/13).
In 2015 she stars a new duo with her friend and collegue Albert Dannenmann, “Fairy Dream” with whom they perform in the most important and prestigious celtic and medieval festivals of all Europe, including Festival Fantasia, Staufer Spektakel, 3 Wishes Fairy Festival, Avalon Fairy Ball and many more.
In 2017 she released his second album "Native Spirit" produced by Maqueta Records, she released her first album with Bare Infinity “The Butterfly Raiser”, nominated as Best Metal album 2017 at the Independent Music Awards in New York City http://independentmusicawards.com/16th-independent-music-awards-nominees/ and in April 2018 they played together with big names of the scene such as Eluveitie and Faun in Burgdorf, Switerland, at the “Belenus Festival” BELENUS FESTIVAL
She performed as Christine in "The Phantom of the Opera at the Teatro Oscar of Milan.
She performed as Maria in "West Side Story" at the Roman Theater of Benevento.
She shot a film directed by Cristian de Mattheis, with Giuseppe Maggio,
Francesca Loy and among others, the extraordinary participation of Fioretta Mari and Il Volo, “Un amore cosi´grande” where she performed “Paola”, an opera street singer.
Her video clip Native Spirit received more than 22 nominations in 15 International and Italian festivals and wins more than 17 awards including best vocalist, best video, best song.
L.A. MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
WINNER "Best Female Vocalist", "Most Likely to be an Indie Film", "Most Dramatic Video", "and "Best Music Video" LA Music video awards
MEDff Mediterranean Film Festival
WINNER Best videoclip MEDFF film festival
LOS ANGELES FILM AWARDS
WINNER Honorable: Mention Song la film awards
EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD
WINNER Diamond Award best videoclip EIFA Awards
LONDON INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
WINNER best videoclip London Independent Film Awards
MINDFIELD FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES
Winner Bronze Award Best videoclip Mindfield film festival Los Angeles
ONIROS FILM AWARDS
WINNER Best video, Best Song Oniros Film Awards
ROME WEB AWARDS
Best Cast, Best Supporting Actor; Best Cinematography; Best Musical/Videoclip.ROME WEB AWARDS WINNERS
With Cantus Lunaris they played throughout Germany and Austria, including performances as
Headlining the biggest Gothic Festival in Germany - the Wave Gothic Treffen-2013.
Ida Elena produced a solo CD entitled "(My) World Music" (2011) and a CD with
Cantus Lunaris "Fabula antiqua" (2012/13).
She is the lead singer and songwriter in the Greek Metal band "Bare Infinity".
She performed in numerous Musicals, such as "Luci e ombre" at Teatro Blu (Milan) with Italian Musical Sensations Luca Giacomelli Ferrarini and Cristian Ruiz (2016).
She sang for the Metal Opera "Fist of the seven stars" by Gabriels acting the role of Julya, collecting lots of appreciations (2016).
She joined the Metal Opera "Vivaldi Project" by Mistheria (2016).
She is now an artist of the Italian Label "Maqueta" and she wrote her new upcoming EP "Native Spirit" distributed and produced by the Italian Label.
The Music she composed took her to Germany where she is playing since years with the greatest musicians of folk and celtic music, (including his partner in Duo Fairy Dream, Albert Dannenmann) in festivals that count thousands of people including the Wave gotik treffen in Leipzig), then France (and even here she found collaborations of similar success, including singing in front of the royal family of Monaco for the film Premiere " Anthony warrior of God ", in Monte-carlo in 2005) and finally to Greece (where she has her Metal band Bare Infinity, with
whom she released the song" Race of destiny ", over 115,000 views on YouTube. the next album will be released soon with great collaborations, including Albert Dannenmann).
Her style incorporates the Irish rhythms and the Southern Italian ones at the same time, such as "Pizzica", accompanied by dreamlike atmospheres (in her tracks you will find loads of wind instruments and especially the ancient ones such as the shawm, bagpipes, the Galician gaita and the hurdy-gurdy). All of this meets halfway with the Rock music (we find the electric guitar and percussion that alternate on drums, for example) and lyrics that are suspended between everyday life and magical and ancestral worlds
is Nr. 1 in „ReverbNation - Celtic Charts for Italy and 4 in the World.