Ida Zecco –
IRNE Award Winner for Best Group Performance in PrimaVera!
Top Ten Performances of the year —Bay Windows
Guest Artist—Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention, 15th anniversary gala, Town Hall, NYC
Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award Recipient for Best Female Vocalist
Last appearing as the Grandmother in Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers,” and her sold out one-woman holiday show, “A Song for the Season,” both produced at The Arctic Playhouse, we are happy to have Ida as both this evening’s guest artist and the host of The Cabaret Club Series.
Ida Zecco has been an international artist and educator for over 30 years. Ida earned her Bachelors of Music in voice/cello at the Mozarteum Academy of Music, Salzburg, Austria and studied with Rudolf Knoll, performing artist and member of the Vienna and Berlin Opera companies. She was also a student of the late Carl Orff in composition and theory, completing a Masters in Music Therapy at the Orff Institute, Salzburg, Austria. Ida also performed the soprano lead in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, under the Maestro’s direction and also the lead role in Orff’s Die Kluge. She made her European debut at the Salzburg Festival in the role of Pamina in Mozart’s, The Magic Flute, under the direction of Herbert von Karajan. She later acquired a Masters in Fine Arts in acting and direction at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, London, England. She has also studied at the Actor’s Studio, NYC and with Uta Hagen at HB Studio in New York City, New York. Ida has taught master classes in vocal coaching and theater arts (acting, directing and comedy) at Harvard University, Boston University, Rhode Island University, New York University, University of Connecticut and Emerson College.
Ida is a professional actress and a member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA). Her theatrical career includes leading roles in opera, drama, comedy and musical theater throughout the New England, New York City and European areas. To Boston audiences she most known for her roles as Barbara DeMarco, Mrs. Shubert or as Sgt. Mikey Thomas in Shear Madness, at the Charles Playhouse. She has also made several TV appearances on Fox’s, America’s Most Wanted, and Spencer for Hire.
Her first successful CD release A Song for Christmas has sold over 40,000 copies world-wide, is followed by the CD release, Better to Have Loved… to high critical acclaim from Cabaret Scene Magazine, InTune Magazine International. New England Entertainment Digest, and Cadence Magazine.
She currently performs regularly in several of her her one-woman show produced for theater that combine stand-up comedy, monologues and music; “Estro-Gin & Tonic,” “A Song for the Season,” “Lesser is More,” and “Thanks for the Mammaries.”
Along with her music director/arranger, Jim Rice, their most recent project is “Thanks for the Mammaries: a salute to women and those who love them.” Jim Rice and Ida have also collaborated on a Las Vegas show package with a 7- piece orchestra performing a tribute to Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Sam Butera & “The Witnesses” called PrimaVera!. PrimaVera! was a nationally touring tribute band.
Ida has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues: Carnegie Hall • Alice Tully Hall • Town Hall • Mechanics Hall • Jordan Hall • Regattabar • Scullers Jazz Bar •The Park Plaza • The Charles Playhouse • Worcester Foothills Theater Company • Worcester Forum Theater • Trinity Repertory Theater • Don’t Tell Mama’s • Music Festivals: Paris, Rome, Milan, Tokyo, Salzburg, Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, Denmark, Helsinki, Beijing, Vienna, Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver. www.idazecco.com