First date of the concert “Vous permettez, Aznavour?” 10/1 at the Teatro degli Eroi

Good morning, my friends! In these weeks of silence I worked on the promotion of the album and on the preparation of the live show. The period is obviously not the easiest one and the theatrical seasons have yet to be defined and fixed in many cases; despite this though, I am delighted to finally be able to announce the first concert date!

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We will be on stage at the Teatro degli Eroi in Rome on 1st October 2020, the second anniversary of Aznavour’s death. A journey along sixteen songs, together with three extraordinary musicians (Mauro Scardini, Stefano Marazzi and Patrizio Sacco) and three fantastic female guests: Rosy Messina, Eleonora Segaluscio (both present in the duets of the disc) and Martina Cenere, whom I find again with great pleasure.

I’ll wait for you in Rome, Via Girolamo Savonarola 36/m at 8.45pm for the concert of “Vous permettez, Aznavour?” then.

Ticket: € 15.00, reservation required at 340.80.66.540 or at concerti@michelangelonari.com

See you soon!!!

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Aznavour’s Sirens – vol. 3: Eleonora Segaluscio

In the past few weeks I have presented you with the first two “Aznavour’s Sirens”, Rosy Messina and Stefania Fratepietro. In today’s post I will tell you about the last female voice who sang with me on the album “Vous Permettez, Aznavour?”: A young but very talented girl who has had so many experiences already, with a fresh and energetic voice, at ease with French language and full of joy: Eleonora Segaluscio.

Eleonora Segaluscio - "Vous permettez, Aznavour?" - Michelangelo Nari
Eleonora Segaluscio - "Vous permettez, Aznavour?" - Michelangelo Nari

The song that Eleonora and I sing together is “J’aime Paris au mois de Mai”, a 1950s song that is rearranged here in a jazz style, in the wake of the 2014 duet between Aznavour and Zaz. A hymn to the beauty of the Ville Lumière, which flourishes again in May leaving room for lightheartedness and good humor.

“J’aime Paris au mois de mai quand les bourgeons renaissent

qu’une nouvelle jeunesse sempare de la vieille cité qui se met à rayonner”

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Singer / actress, born in 1997, from Rome. In 2011 she began studying singing and solfeggio at the “Viva Musica More Than Music” school in Rome. After obtaining the Diploma and the French BAC at the Liceo Linguistico Lucio Lombardo Radice she finally decided to try to undertake what would be her future: Musical Theatre. In 2018 she ended her studies at the Caracciolo Musical School in Rome.

In 2017 she also began her adventure in sung dubbing at the Emme Studio in Rome. She is the Italian singing voice of Betty Cooper, lead in the TV series “Riverdale”. She also worked in cartoons such as “Teen Titans”, “Adventure Time”, “Wacky Races” and “Unikitty”.

In theatre she played Idunn in “The legend of Thor” and Sara in “A Christmas Carol”, with the music by M. Simone Martino. She is also the Mother at the PalaPartenope Complex in Naples for “Il Miracolo di Marcellino”, a work composed by Mons. Marco Frisina under the direction of R. Trucchi and A. Melissa.

From 2018 she is part of the all-female French company “Les jeunes filles en fleur”, with which she stages “Le rouge et le noir – Opera Rock” and “La salle de bain”.

Aznavour’s Sirens – vol. 2: Stefania Fratepietro

While the album is almost complete, I go on to introducing all those who have collaborated in its realization. This week I will tell you about the second Siren: Stefania Fratepietro.

A warm, elegant, enveloping and silky voice, an intense interpreter who immediately proved to be perfect for this project; it was a real pleasure to have her sing with me also because, for geographical reasons, Stefania brings me back to my childhood and my origins. We come from the same town in Liguria, did you know we even attended the same high school?

Stefania Fratepietro - "Vous permettez, Aznavour?" - Michelangelo Nari
Stefania Fratepietro - "Vous permettez, Aznavour?" - Michelangelo Nari

Stefania duets with me in “Mon émouvant amour”, a song in which Aznavour talks about love and the way of communicating this feeling with a mute girl: a bond that goes beyond words, that lives in vibrations, looks and energies. A song that was sung with many great performers, including Liza Minnelli.

“… a moving dance that you set for me, your fascinating gestures look like embroidery,

then when you point out that you love me, I understand that I like to see your voice”

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Singer, actress, dancer, producer and teacher, Stefania Fratepietro trained in Italy and abroad.

She has more than 40 shows under her belt. She’s the lead in al lot of important musicals and shows; she is Beatrice in “La Divina Commedia”, Tosca in “Tosca”, Mercedes in “Il Conte di Montecristo”, Mimi in “Rent”, Ermengarda in “Hello Dolly”, Penelope in “Odysseus”, Serena in “Fame”, Jannyanydots in “Cats”, Carlotta in “The Mission”, Svetlana in “Chess”, Lady Macduff in “Macbeth”, Francesca in “Paolo and Francesca”. She is also on stage with “Grease”, “The little shop of horrors”, “Gastone”, “Promesse Promesse” and many more.

She has worked with important directors, actors and productions, such as Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani, Marco Frisina, Gino Landi, Dino Scuderi, Enrico Lamanna, Johnny Dorelli, Loretta Goggi, Marco Simeoli, Lorella Cuccarini, Giampiero Ingrassia, Renato Greco, Saverio Marconi, Fabrizio Angelini, Stefano Genovese, Gianluca Guidi, Massimo Venturiello, Tosca. She has performed in several prestigious opera houses such as La Fenice in Venice, Arcimboldi in Milan, Cairo Opera House, Alexandria in Egypt, Seoul, Harbin (China), Montecarlo.

She is the producer and performer of three award-winning shows: “Ciao Amore Ciao – Tenco and Dalida between music and love”, “I Love You Are Perfect Now Change” and “Tomorrow Morning”.

She has won two awards for best actress, and she is vocal coach for the new Marvel Cartoon Network park in Dubai (IMG) and for the Premium Projects in Doha in Qatar. Artistic director of the Darec Academy in Rome, she is a teacher of the Caracciolo Academy Musical School and Management and of various academies in Rome and throughout Italy.

 

The photo on stage is by Paolo Cencioni

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”

 

BIOGRAPHY:

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.