Elena Bonelli

Bio (work in progress)

Elena Bonelli was born in Rome on March 16th, in Viale Angelico, Prati district. She is an actress and singer.


She is graduated in Foreign Languages and Cultures to the Sapienza  University of Rome . She attends the Gigi Proietti  Theatre lab and the Sharoff Academy. In the meanwhile she founds her first theatrical company.

She decides later  to move to New York to attend the Actor Studio courses.


December 20th, 2017: “Dallo Stornello al Rap” lecture to the ISPA University – International Studies Preparatory Academy of Miami.

November 21st, 2017: Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome – “Roman Song Gran gala – Final of the 3rd edition of Dallo Stornello al Rap ”.

September 27th,  2017 : Lectio in concert “Roma celebrates Naples” to the Skeet shooting Club of Rome.

April 21st and 28th ,2017: “Dallo Stornello al rap” seminary to Tor Vergata University of Rome – Science Tourism “Rome” Lab.

From 15th to 26th of March, 2017: “Elena Bonelli performs Brecht” directed by Marco Mattolini  to the Angelo Theatre of Rome.

January 5th, 2017: Elena Bonelli and the winners of the 2nd edition of the contest  Dallo Stornello al Rap perform to the concert held to support the earthquake-affected population in Amatrice, Italy.

October 17th, 2016: “The Roman Song Gran Gala – Final of the 2nd edition of Dallo Stornello al Rap ” to the Olympic Theatre of Rome.

July 25th, 2016: “Dallo Stornello al Rap” Lectio Magistralis  to the “Lungo il Tevere…Roma” (Across the Tevere…Rome) event.

April 21st , 2016: “Dallo Stornello al Rap” Conference in Concert to the Quirinetta Theatre of Rome, held by  Elena Bonelli, hosted by the radiospeaker Rosaria Renna, with Giorgio Onorato, Dario Salvatori, Lorenzo Tozzi  and the winners of the 1st edition of the contest.

April 19th , 2016: “Dallo Stornello al Rap” lecture to Tor Vergata University of Rome and launch of the 2nd edition of the talent.

November 30th, 2015: The Roman song Festival to the Olympic Theatre.

November 20th, 2015: Auditorium Parco della Musica – the Award ceremony of the 1st edition of “Dallo Stornello al Rap” contest.

From 15th to 13th October, 2015: the Conference Master of music to Guido Carli Luiss University.

August 26th and 27th 2015: Debut of  “Elena Bonelli performs Brecht” to Todi Festival 2015. Directed by Patrick Rossi Gastaldi.

May 19th, 2015: “Dallo Stornello al Rap” panel discussion of Elena Bonelli to LUISS Guido Carli University with the most famous roman rappers.

March 26th , 2015: Press conference to promote the project “Dallo Stornello al Rap” to the Domiziano Stadium of Rome.

January 30th, 2015:  Opening concert for the Italian – Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Chongqing.

January 28th, 2015: “Rome is music” show to Auditorium.

January 26th ,2015: the lecture about the Roman and Naples song history  in Pekin.

January 23rd ,2015 : “Rome is music” show to the Auditorium in Tianjn.

January 18th, 2015: the lecture about the Roman and Naples song history  in Tokyo.

January 16th, 2015: “Rome is music” show to the “Umberto Agnelli”  Auditorium in Tokyo.

October 20th, 2014: the “Talkconcert” , the lecture and the Roman and Naples song concert to LUISS University.

October 1st, 2014: “Dallo stornello al rap. The comparison between the Roman and Naples song” lecture to Luiss “Guido Carli” University of Rome.

October 1st, 2014:  the Guido Carli University awards Elena Bonelli with “The Guido Carli Medal”.

February 26th, 2014: she performs in Nicosia for the Gala promoted by the Italian embassy in Cyprus.

November 30th, 2013: Testimonial for Lamborghini to the Italian excellences to the Gran Gala in Abu Dhabi.

October 12th/14th 2013: she performs for the New York Columbus Day, to the Grand Ballroom of Waldorf Astoria and to the Red Carpet broadcasted worldwide on ABC.

September 27th/ 28th 2013 : she returns to the Salone Margherita Theatre with “Rome is music”, introducing the music video of a remixed version, that she interprets, of “Tanto Pe’ Canta’”  (directed by G. Lazotti).

December 18th ,2012: “Elena, Nannarella and Gabriella – Rome celebrates Naples” to the Ghione Theatre.

September 28th, 2012: she is the testimonial for the Roman song festival to the Olympic Theatre of Rome.

July 27th, 2012: she represents Italy to the EXPO 2012 in Yeosu (South Corea).

April 28th/29th , 2012: the show “Elena, Nannarella and Gabriella – Rome celebrates Naples” debuts for two themed evenings.

April 21st, 2012: she sings for the 2765° Christmas of Rome for 50.000 Romans.

February 18th, 2012: Concert to the “Mohammed V” of Rabat (Morocco) National Theatre with the famous singer Faerdaous. “Hola Maroc” published her on the cover.

From 2008 to 2011: she dedicates three years for her debut film , the wonderful movie “South of New York” introduced as world preview to the Los Angeles Film Festival.

June 2nd, 2009: “Rome in the world” to the Tbilisi Opera Theatre in Georgia.

May 25th/26th, 2009: “Rome in the world” to the Eliseo Theatre.

April 21st, 2009: “Rome in the world” to celebrate the 2762° Christmas of Rome in Piazza del Campidoglio.


October 2008: she performs to the Carnegie Hall of New York with the concert “Rome in the world”.

She performs to the Columbus Day Parade of New York on 5th Avenue. The live broadcast on CBS.

“Rome  in the world”  to the  Lincoln Theatre of Miami. “Rome in the world” to the National Theatre of Luanda.

September 2008: “Rome in the world” to the Roman Theatre of Side (Turkey).

May 2008: “Rome in the world” to the Salone Margherita Theatre.

March 2008: “Rome in the world” to the Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome.

November 2005: Miami International Award dedicated to unique talents that represent the Italian nation  abroad.

November 2004: “Rome in the world” in Honduras in Tegucigalpa to the Manuel Bonilla National Theatre to represent Italy for the Honduras government to the concert “Mediterranean Naples” performing, before the concert, the Italian and the Honduras hymn. It has a political relevance, to be considered into the acts of the Italian Senate Foreign Commission.

She performs in Panama City to represent Italy  for the Republic of Panama centenary.

October 2004: Elena Bonelli performs with the Italian Financial Guard for the Columbus Day in New York, to the Grand Ballroom of Waldorf Astoria of New York, in front of the main American representatives and on the “Red Carpet” , on the 5th Avenue, for more than one billion people, it is broadcasted worldwide on CBS.

December 2003: a Christmas in Kabul for the Italian peace contingent ISAF, with the concert “Mediterranean Naples”. It’s the first time that an Italian artist performs  in a war scene.

October 2003: Columbus Day of New York, to the Waldorf Astoria, with most important America representatives and on the “Red Carpet” on the 5th Avenue, broadcasted worldwide on CBS.

July 2002: Elena Bonelli sings the Mameli’s Hymn to the General Conference of the Ambassadors and Consuls of Rome, in the presence of the Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

June 2002: during the Italian Republic  Celebration, on the 2nd of June, in collaboration with the “Corriere della Sera” more than one million and half copies of the Mameli’s Hymn are distributed among the participants.

During the World Soccer Championship, Elena Bonelli, as Italian representative artist, is invited by the F.I.F.A.  Association to sing the Mameli’s Hymn for the Italy- Corea match. She performs in front of two billion people.

February 2002: Elena Bonelli introduces to the Cibali Stadium of Catania, during the friendly match Italy – Usa, the project “the Mameli’s Hymn”: she sings the American hymn and the complete version of the Italian hymn, accompanied by the Carabinieri Band.

June 2001: the Prime Minister invites Elena Bonelli in Malesia to perform the concert “Mediterranean Naples”.

January 2001: the creation of the “Napolinà” movie, produced by the Foreign Minister of Affairs, by the Campania region, by the Naples and Benevento provinces. The Foreign Minister of affairs has distributed more than 3000 copies of the movie to the Italian Associations, the Embassies, the Consulates, and the Italian Institutes abroad.

March 2000: during the International Day of Francophile, Elena Bonelli is invited by the Francophile States Organization to performs French songs in the ONU theatre.

September 2000: during the opening of the Extraordinary Millenial  Assembly, she is invited to perform the concert “Mediterranean Naples” to the ONU Theatre in New York.

November 1998: she inaugurates from Pristina, Kosovo, the Radio West programs, the Italian contingent radio station, gave by Rai and Corriere della Sera. For the first time ever programs are broadcasted both in Kosovo and in Italy, on Radio Due Channel.

1997: la Douce France of Juliette Gréco, the story of the French caves narrated through the life of the French existentialist muse, directed by Gianni Borgna.

1992: she performs, for 12 years, the “Liza musical, the inexhaustible desire of being”, directed by Massimo Cinque.

1983: she debuts on theatre, with Roberto de Simone, with the show: La Lucilla Costante.

1982: she makes her first appearance with the Directors Trapani and Antonello Falqui.

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