What’s next on Marcello’s calendar

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Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” in Cagliari – December 16, 18, 21, 30
Marcello Giordani will close the current calendar year as Manrico in Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” in a new production of the Teatro Lirico of Cagliari. On the stage of the Lirico he will be joined by a renowned cast, including baritone Roberto Frontali as the Conte di Luna, soprano Daniela Schillaci as Leonora, and Enkelejda Shkoza as Azucena. He made his debut as Manrico in 2005 at the Houston Opera and his first appearance in the role was received with enormous enthusiasm by the critics. “Tackling his first ever Manrico, Marcello Giordani performed with plenty of oomph….” He sang the role at the Met for the first time in February 2016.

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Oct 10

Verdi’s Aida

Verdi’s AIDA – September 29 – October 9, 2016
After his acclaimed performance as the unknown prince in Puccini’s Turandot, Marcello Giordani returns to the stage of the Vienna State Opera as the Egyptian warrior Radames. Giordani’s debut as Radames at the San Francisco Opera in 2010 was received enthusiastically by the critics. Since then, he has sung the role at the Metropolitan Opera, the Arena di Verona, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, and the Vienna State Opera. At the Vienna State Opera, he joins a cast which includes soprano Kristin Lewis as Aida, mezzo-soprano Violeta Urmana as Amneris, Sorin Coliban as Ramfis, and Ambrogio Maestri as Amonasro. Marco Armiliato conducts the Orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper.


Sep 11


Puccini’s TURANDOT – September 3, 7 and 10, 2016
On September 3, 2016, Marcello Giordani will appear on the stage of the Vienna State Opera to sing the role of the unknown prince in Puccini’s last opera, Turandot, next to the Turandot of soprano Lisa Lindstrom. The cast includes Olga Bezsmertna as Liù and Dan Paul Dumitrescu as Timur. Giordani has sung Calaf in some of the most important opera theaters of the world including the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, the Terme of Caracalla, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and the Opera Theatre of Budapest. Don’t miss this opportunity to see him again in a role that he has made his own since he sang it for the first time at Torre del Lago in 2003.


Jul 30


Cincinnati Opera
One of the best-loved operas of all time, Tosca soars with high-stakes drama and exhilarating music, including Tosca’s sweeping aria “Vissi d’arte,” one of Puccini’s most thrilling creations. We’re proud to premiere a brand-new, period production featuring sumptuous sets and costumes from acclaimed designer Robert Perdziola (Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera).

Evelina Dobraceva, a soprano with a “gleaming, focused, and powerful” (The New York Times) voice, leads the cast in the title role. Metropolitan Opera regular Marcello Giordani brings his “stunning, easy top notes” (Opera News) as her ardent lover, Cavaradossi. The menacing villain Scarpia will be sung by Cincinnati Opera favorite Gordon Hawkins.

”ô souverain, ô juge, ô père”

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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