Orietta Berti

  • Born: (Cavriago, Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy)

Orietta Berti, pseudonym of Orietta Galimberti, is an Italian singer and television personality.

Artist particularly loved by the general public, for several generations, nicknamed by Silvio Gigli the "blackcap of Emilia" (but better known as "the nightingale of Cavriago"), during her career she sold over 15 million records, obtaining four gold discs, one platinum disc and two silver discs.

She began her career in 1962, recording his first two 45 rpm which however are not actually distributed.
Then she signed a contract for Polydor in 1964, recording Perdendoti (cover of the song Losing you by Brenda Lee) and her first album, Orietta Berti sings Suor Sorriso, an LP with the songs of Suor Sorriso, among which Dominique stands out , which also gets some TV shows.

The singer gets the attention of the public and the success comes the following year with Tu sei quello, who wins Un disco per l'estate 1965 and La mostra internazionale di musica leggera; at the end of the years she won the 1965 Rose Festival with the song Voglio dirti grazie. In 1966 she participated for the first time in the Sanremo Festival with Io ti darò più, written by Alberto Testa and Memo Remigi. All these songs will flow into her second album Quando la prima stella.

The new decade opens with a series of successes: Fin che la barca va from 1970, perhaps her best known song (ranked third in Un disco per l'estate of 1970), Tipitipitì (of the same year, finalist in Sanremo), Una bambola blu (finalist in Canzonissima) and Via dei Ciclamini of 1971 (song apparently carefree but which, in the text, deals with the theme of prostitution); all of them enter the first places of the hit parade.

In 1984 her artistic career took a turn with the album Le mie nuove canzoni, with which she began to produce herself. From that moment, the collaboration begins with Umberto Balsamo and Cristiano Malgioglio, who will sign numerous songs for her. Two more 33 rpm will be born with Umberto Balsamo: in 1986 Futuro and in 1989 Io come donna.

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