What’s next on Marcello’s calendar

Next on the calendar: Il Trovatore in New York

Verdi and Puccini will feature prominently on Marcello’s calendar during the next three months of the year 2015. Beginning with Un ballo in maschera at the Staatsoper of Berlin in October, followed by Tosca at the Metropolitan of New York in November, and ending with Manon Lescaut at the Staatsoper of Hamburg in December, he will bring to the stage three of his most acclaimed roles. Taking a temporary break from his operatic schedule in November, he will travel to Sicily, to preside over the “International Vocal Competition Marcello Giordani” which will take place in his native city of Augusta.

For detailed information concerning the Competition, click here.

Addemdum: During his stay in Berlin for Un ballo in maschera, Marcello also sang Cavaradossi in two performances of Tosca  on October 13 and 16, to substitute for the scheduled tenor who was unwell.

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as Des Grieux with Karita Mattila as Manon in "Manon Lescaut", Metropolitan Opera, 2008

Dec 30

“Manon Lescaut” at Staatsoper Hamburg

In December 2015, Marcello will return to the Staatsoper Hamburg to reprise a role that he has performed in most of the major opera houses of the world: Des Grieux in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. From his debut in the role in 2000, in Zürich, to his performance at the Metropolitan in January 2008, e more recently in the Teatro Municipal of Sao Paulo in Brazil, he has been acclaimed by audiences and critics.   Of his performance as Manon’s lover at the Metropolitan, the critic of the New York Times wrote: “Here was the real thing, an Italian tenor who sang with ringing power and sweeping fervor.” On the stage of the Staatsoper he will be joined by soprano Amarilli Nizza as Manon, baritone Kartal Karagadik as Lescaut, and bass Tigran Martirossian as Geronte.


Oct 20

“Tosca” at the Metropolitan Opera

On November 6,  2015, Marcello returns to the Metropolitan Opera to sing one of his signature roles, Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca. He sang Cavaradossi at the Met in previous seasons, and has appeared in the role in all of the major opera houses the world over, including Japan and China. Of his performance at the Met in 2013, the critic of the New York Times praised his “powerful bright top notes and an ardent, expressive style…” His performance at the Royal Opera House in 2011, was unanimously acclaimed by the press: “Cavaradossi was a triumph”, wrote Classical Source, [His voice] is a force-of-nature that makes Cavaradossi heroic.” In this production of Puccini’s masterpiece by Luc Bondy, Marcello will star opposite two acclaimed sopranos who share the role of Tosca: Maria Guleghina (Nov. 6, 11) and Oksana Dika (Nov.14, 18, 21).


Aug 27

5th Int’l Vocal Competition “Marcello Giordani” – European Edition

The Musical Academy Marcello Giordani YAP+ organizes and presents the 5th Annual International Vocal Competition. The competition, now in its fifth year, takes place in November 25 – 29, 2015, and it aims to launch the careers of talented young opera singers.

The competition is open to singers of all nationalities between 18 and 40 years of age.

The selection and admission to the competition will take place following the evaluation, by a committee, of the registration form and the audio and video materials submitted by the candidate (mp3 or YouTube link). A maximum of 130 candidates will be admited to the competition.

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Cavalleria Rusticana, 2013

Marcello Giordani, in good vocal form, brings to the stage a Turriddu somewhat rough around the edges, who... does not spare decibels, even to the detriment of a deeper interpretation of the character, but the outcome proves to be extremely effective.
(Translated from French)

- Forum Opera - April 13, 2012