Lodovica Comello (born 13 April 1990) is an Italian actress, singer and dancer, who gained international popularity for her role as “Francesca” in the Argentine Disney Channel series Violetta.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Acting career
- 3 Music career
- 3.1 2013 to present
- 4 Other ventures
- 5 Personal life
- 6 Filmography
- 7 Discography
- 7.1 Studio Albums
- 7.2 Singles
- 7.3 Music Videos
- 7.4 Soundtracks
- 8 Tours
- 9 Date
- 9.1 Concerti annullati o spostati
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Comello was born and raised in San Daniele del Friuli, Italy, near Udine in Friuli. She demonstrated her passion for art, acting, dance, guitar from a very young age. In high school, she studied music theory and learned guitar. In 2009, she took courses in music at M.A.S.: Music Arts & Show, a drama school in Milan, Italy. Two years later, she was cast as a performer for the “Il Mondo di Patty” tour, the Italian version of the widely successful Argentine children’s program, Patito Feo. The tour held concerts in Italy and Spain. She also appeared as a backup vocalist for Brenda Asnicar’s special section of the same tour in Italy.
While living in Milan and attending M.A.S., she learned of a Disney Channel Latin America casting search for Italian actors, who also spoke Spanish. Although she spoke little Spanish, Comello memorized a short monologue in Spanish for her audition. One week after auditioning, she successfully obtained a role on Violetta, the network’s latest tween musical television series. In 2011, Lodovica was announced as “Francesca”, the best friend and classmate of the title character in the show. Filming for the program required Comello to move to Buenos Aires in mid-2011. Once cast in the series, Comello learned Spanish.
In November 2012, she filmed the second season of Violetta in Buenos Aires and Barcelona, Spain. It premiered on April 29, 2013. That same year, she provided the Italian voiceover for “Britney” in Monster’s University. Comello appears in the third and final season of “Violetta” which began production in Buenos Aires in March 2014 and ended in late November of that same year. It began airing in Argentina on July 28, 2014. The series finale aired in Latin America on February 6, 2015.
2013 to present
On November 1, 2013, Comello released “Universo” (“Universe” in English), the lead single from her debut album of the same name, which was later released on November 19, 2013 in Italy, Spain and Argentina. The album features nine tracks co-written by Comello and one English-language cover of I Only Want To Be With You. Comello recorded acoustic versions of the title track, “Universo” in Spanish and Italian. The album’s second single was “Otro día más”. The music video was filmed in Barcelona, Spain and premiered on her official YouTube channel in March 2014.
In May 2014, Comello announced plans to embark on a world tour in 2015. A special website was created to allow fans to vote on various international cities for possible concert locations in Latin America, Europe, Israel, and the United States. The music video for her third single, “I Only Want To Be With You” premiered on her official VEVO channel on September 5, 2014.
On January 24, 2015, Comello announced to fans via her official Twitter account that her sophomore album, “Mariposa” (“Butterfly” in English), would be released on February 3, 2015 in Italy. The album was subsequently released on iTunes for Europe and Latin America a few weeks later. In 2014, Comello began writing the album during breaks on the set while filming of the final season of Violetta in Buenos Aires. She recorded material on the weekends when the show was not filming. The album contains 12 songs in Spanish, Italian, and English; the album’s deluxe edition contains five Italian-language songs. Comello skipped the 2015 world tour with the cast of Violetta in order to focus on promoting her material as a solo artist. Her world tour began in Rome with two sold out shows on February 1, 2015. She toured throughout Italy from February until mid-March. The tour included shows in Spain, Brussels, Poland, Portugal, and Paris. The album’s lead single, “Todo El Resto No Cuenta”, was released on iTunes on January 30, 2015. The single’s music video premiered one day later. The album debuted at #13 on the Italian Album charts. Mariposa’s second single,”Sin Usar Palabras”, features the Spanish singer Abraham Mateo. Comello also released a Polish version of “Sin usar palabras” featuring Szymon Chodyniecki. Her world tour to support the release of Mariposa ended on October 25, 2015 in Naples, Italy.
On April 2, 2015, Comello released her autobiography, Tutto il resto non conta, in Italy. She wrote the book while living in Buenos Aires during the filming of Violetta’s final season. To promote the book, Comello embarked on several book signings throughout Italy in April 2015. The book was translated into Polish, and she held a signing in Warsaw on May 9, 2015. In June 2015, it was announced that Comello would be a coach for an internet competition held by Disney Italia for a voice role in the Italian dub for the film Inside Out, representing the character Joy (Gioia). In September 2015, Comello was announced as the new host for the 4th season of Italia’s Got Talent . Auditions began in Milan, and the new season is slated to air in the spring of 2016 in Italy.