World War II delayed Berdini's start as a singer. He made his debut in 1948 as Edgardo at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. A good career in Italy ensued, including La Scala (Les noces by Stravinsky, 1954) and Rome (Billy Budd by Giorgio Federico Ghedini, 1951; L'organo di bambù by Ennio Porrino, 1956; Le maschere, 1959). At the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, he sang in the world premieres of Gian Francesco Malipiero's "Figliuol prodigo" and "Venere prigioniera" on 11 May 1957. Abroad, he appeared in Paris, Nice, Amsterdam, Brussels and Munich.
I wish to thank Daniele Godor for the recording.