(), born on May 1, is a French singer
descent. She is a multilingual singer, with most songs in French
, but also in English, German, Spanish and Italian.
Rosy Armen was born in Paris
on May 1, the same day as the May Day
worker's holiday. She has been singing since the age of 4, when she would lead the youth orchestra of her school until she eventually started singing solo songs. Despite her parents disapproval of a career in singing, she continued on with her passion and eventually, found herself singing next to established French
music stars such as Gilbert Bécaud
, Charles Aznavour
, and Johnny Hallyday
This success made her a well-known figure not only in France
, but also all over Europe
, the Soviet Union
, United States
and the Middle East
where there were many Armenian communities and through her participation in Persia's Persepolis festivities.
Her repertoire includes music from Aram Khachaturian
, Michel Legrand
, Boris Pasternak
and Yevgeny Yevtushenko
who gave her poems to sing. She also partnered with Julio Iglesias
At the height of her career, French television covered her concerts abroad through the efforts of Michel Lancelot et Roger Benamou. In France, she gave concerts in best music theaters including l’Olympia. She also sang at the Carnegie Hall
in New York, at the Music Center of Los Angeles, at Théâtre des Arts in Montréal, and Lujniki Palais des Sports in Moscow.
After the 1988 earthquake in...