Casale, Rossana

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Name
Casale, Rossana Gender: F
born on 21 July 1959 at 22:15 (= 10:15 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 28°33' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 24°05 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 10°52'



Rossana Casale
photo: viditu, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

Italian singer, born to an American father and Italian mother, who shortly after her birth relocated to Venice in Italy and then to Milan. Her career began as chorist in the band Albero Motore, vocalist in many productions of dance music (Klein & MBO, Kano, Mike Francis), and as organizer of a choir formatted by young Americans.

Casale's first single, "Didin", written also by Alberto Fortis, was released in 1982, and her first album, Rossana Casale in 1984. In 1983 she had a part in Pupi Avati's film Una gita scolastica, and also took part in the film's soundtrack with two songs: L'incanto and A tu per tu. In 1986, she performed at the Sanremo festival with "Brividi", a song written by Maurizio Fabrizio; she also participated in 1987 with "Destino". Also in 1986, she won the Canale 5 television song contest Premiatissima 86, with the song "Nuova vita". One year later she released the album La via dei misteri, written by M. Fabrizio and G. Morra, and produced by M. Fabrizio. Also in 1987, Casale sung as a guest at Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia. Casale participated three more times in Sanremo festival, in 1989 with "A che servono gli dei" (from album Incoerente Jazz), in 1991 with "Terra" (album Lo stato naturale) and in 1993 (in duet with Grazia Di Michele) singing "Gli amori diversi", which placed 3rd in the contest.

After the 1994 album Jazz in me, in 1995/1996 season Casale debuted in theatre playing alongside Raffaele Paganini in musical Un americano a Parigi, receiving the "Bob Fosse" award for best debut. In 1999/2000 she played the character Sugar (originally Marilyn Monroe's character in the homonymous movie) alongside Alessandro Gassman and Gianmarco Tognazzi in "A qualcuno piace caldo" (Some Like It Hot) musical.

In 2000, her album Strani frutti was released, and in 2001/2002 she played Audrey in La piccola bottega degli orrori. 2002 saw the release of Riflessi, an album of Casale's rearranged old tracks. and 2004 the album Billie Holiday in me with Casale's interpretation of some of Holiday's songs, followed by 250 concerts all over Italy. In 2006 she released Circo immaginario, an album produced by herself and Anderea Zuppini, and in 2007 she debuted as a theatre author and composer with the musical Otto donne ed un mistero.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file: from her.

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Musicals)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award