What’s next on Marcello’s calendar

Next on the calendar: Carmen in Dresden

The Spring and Summer of 2014 find Marcello in seven different cities in seven different countries and two continents, beginning with Dresden for a series of performances of Bizet’s Carmen, which stretch from February to April, followed by Puccini’s Turandot in Shanghai and Bilbao in May. In June he can be seen in one of his signature roles, Cavaradossi in Tosca and in a Gala Concert at the Bucharest National Opera, and later in the month, he will travel to Austria to sing Caravadossi at the Vienna State Opera. He will complete his five-month long world tour in his native Sicily as Radames in Aida at the Teatro Greco of Siracusa in July.
In March 2014, Marcello will take time off his opera schedule to preside over the vocal competition of the Marcello Giordani Foundation hosted by the Vero Beach Opera in Vero Beach, Florida.

Check Marcello’s calendar on this website for additional information and future engagements.

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Feb 20

Bizet’s “Carmen” at Semperoper Dresden

Marcello Giordani made his debut as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen at the Teatro Massimo of Palermo in 2004. He has since sung the role in some of the most prestigious international opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and, more recently, the Royal Opera House Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman. Each of his appearances as Carmen’s lover has been met with the acclaim of the critics who praised his interpretation of a role that is often overshadowed by the strong and captivating presence of the protagonist.

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Jan 16

Puccini’s Tosca at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Puccini’s Tosca is one of the most frequently performed operas. Based on an acclaimed play by Victorien Sardou, it premiered in Paris in 1887 with Sarah Bernhardt in the title role, and encountered immediate success with the public if not with the critics – every critic and opera lover is familiar with the pronouncement of the musicologist Joseph Kerman who called it a” shabby little shocker”.

Although the opera centers on the figure of its heroine, it is also a favorite role for tenors, who bask in the beauty, the lyricism, and the glory of some of Puccini’s most popular and beloved arias.

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Dec 17

I Pagliacci at the Teatro Reggio of Parma

I Pagliacci is one of the most performed operas in the world. Together with Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Leoncavallo’s opera has become representative of the musical “verismo” of late 19th and the early 20th centuries. Inspired by a real homicide which took place in Calabria and over which Leoncavallo’s father was the presiding judge, the opera was staged for the first time at the Teatro Dal Verme of Milan in 1892 with Arturo Toscanini conducting. The most famous aria of the opera “Versti la giubba”, was recorded in 1904 by tenor Enrico Caruso, and it was the first record to reach a million copies.

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Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Metropolitan Opera 2011

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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.
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- Forum Opera - April 13, 2012