Il Trovatore – Houston – January 2005

Giordani gave his first portrayal of Manrico. His characterization had burly strength and his full-out singing was strong and galvanizing… But his best work came at the end in his exquisitely nuanced exploration of Manrico’s whirlwind of feelings about the dying Leonora.
The Houston Chronicle – January 23, 2005

… Seizing the tenor role with gusto was Marcello Giordani, also currently shifting focus from the bel canto roles to more dramatic ones such as this. He certainly has the squillo, and balances this with effective softer singing and generally rounded phrasing. His diction is superb, a lesson to all.
Opera Now

Marcello Giordani gave a stirring account of Manrico’s “Di quella pira,” sung in the original key, with repeat, and capped by a thrilling final high C. Giordani sounded like the leading Verdi tenor that he is.
Opera News, April 2005

Tackling his first ever Manrico, Marcello Giordani performed with plenty of oomph…. His in-key “Di quella pira” boasted a tremendous (and endless) final high C any tenore di forza would covet.
Opera, April 2005

Jan 23, 2005