Aznavour’s Sirens – vol. 1: Rosy Messina

Like Ulysses, on the journey to the album “Vous Permettez, Aznavour?” I was tempted by three Sirens: some really special colleagues and friends (not always an obvious combination), with splendid voices and extraordinary musicality. They sang with me in three beautiful duets, each one I think very suitable to their vocal style and nature.

Today I present the first one: a volcano of energy, a partner in many adventures, a great talent filled with passion and dedication: Rosy Messina.

Rosy Messina - "Vous permettez, Aznavour?" - Michelangelo Nari
Rosy Messina - "Vous permettez, Aznavour?" - Michelangelo Nari

Rosy performs with me in the duet “Ti lasci andare”, a song that Charles Aznavour sang with Iva Zanicchi in 1971: a tired couple, who sticks together without enthusiasm or passion, but who still has the desire to rediscover and find the freshness of the past.

Rosy and I have already been in many shows together, and we are not that tired of each other yet… The hope is that there will be many new experiences to live and share together, always with the same overwhelming good humor.

“… try to be back that girl, the one who came singing towards me long time ago

And just like then, hold me tight till you will let go”



Rosy Messina was born in Caltagirone (CT) on 08/24/1985. She graduated in classical and modern dance and then obtained her Musical theory and Solfeggio license at the Bellini Conservatory in Catania. She moved to Rome and continued her education by taking the Orff Schulwerk methodology qualification, studying at the Cinecittà Musical Academy and graduating in Literature, Music and Arts.

On TV, she is a finalist of All Together Now, show hosted by Michelle Hunziker and J. Ax, on Canale 5, and solo singer in the Rosso Alice program “Imparare cantando”, with Beppe Vessicchio and Gabriella Scalise; she is also a dancer for “Domenica in Onda” with Lorella Cuccarini.

In theater she is on stage all over Italy with various shows: solo singer in “Le Cirque du Cirill” with Gabriele Cirilli, Wednesday in “The Addams Family” (directed by C. Insegno), Cristina in “Sanremo Musical” (directed by I Biffi), Elise in “Georgie” (directed by B. Platania) and lead in “Heathers” (directed by B. Platania and M. Sindici); she is also on stage with “L’ultima strega” (directed by A. Palotto), “Se il tempo fosse un gambero” (directed by S. Marconi), “Wojtyla Generation Love Rock Musical (directed by R. Avallone),”Raffaello e la leggenda della Fornarina”(directed by M. Sindici).

She is a backup singer for Alex Britti on the MTV Unplugged tour, for Fiorella Mannoia on the album “A te” – tribute to Lucio Dalla, for Renato Zero in “Amici di Maria de Filippi” and for Annalisa Minetti; she is also the choir director for the Oscars of the Italian musical (directed by Marco Simeoli and with the music by Maestro D. Scuderi).

She recently released the album “Bam bam bam”, available on digital stores.