Singer Italian mezzo-soprano, born on May 12, 1910 in Forlì (Emilia-Romagna). It is considered one of the best Italian performers of all-time in his cord thanks to a perfect technique of mezzocoloratura supported by a powerful voice and wide register, as well as its remarkable capacity for both the dramatic and the comic aspect involving many of his roles. She studied singing with teachers Locatello, Palumbo, and won the contest sponsored by the Teatro Communale in Florence for new talent, award that gave him his first role in the premiere of Orseolo, Ildebrando Pizzettiin 1935. Despite demonstrate its qualities, it took quite some time to access a first mezzo role; It was on October 2, 1947, with a representation of Mignon at the Scala Theatre in Milan that made her heiress Gianna Pederzini.
At that time his repertoire was composed basically by operas rossinianas, precisely which upheld the Pederzini: the Barber of Seville - remembered as a delicious Rosina-, count Ory, the Italian in Algiers - in two separate Comic characters of Isoliero and Isabella, respectively - Tancredo and Cinderella. Subsequently, addressed other compositions of great depth and brilliance to your rope, such as Amneris in Aida and Azucena in El Trovador (both by Verdi), Adelchis in belliniana norm, Cherubino in the marriage of Figaro, Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana and the Carmen of Bizet, who sang on numerous occasions. In 1962 he participated in a stellar representation in La Scala Milan opera Huguenots, of Meyerbeer, with the soprano Joan Sutherland. Withdrew from the stage after a long career of more than thirty years.