What’s next on Marcello’s calendar

Next on the calendar: 5th Int’l Vocal Competition “Marcello Giordani” in Augusta, Sicily

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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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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Sep 30

Verdi’s “Aida” at the Metropolitan Opera

On October 30, 2014, Marcello Giordani returns to the Metropolitan Opera to reprise the role of Radames in Sonja Frizell’s spectacular production of Verdi’s Aida which premiered at the Met in January 1988, and has encountered enormous popular and critical acclaim through the years. Because of its spectacular pageantry, Aida has been called “the grandest of grand opera”. But for all its grandiosity, Aida is also an “intimate” love story where the characters’ conflicting passions and emotions play against the broad background of patriotic and religious values. Read more

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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