Don Carlo – Teatro Regio di Torino – June 2006

The title role was performed by Marcello Giordani. After having seen and heard him several times exclusively as Calaf, I must admit that only now do I believe that I have come to know his true vocality. Giordani immersed himself perfectly in the role of the Spanish prince, offering an intense and fitting portrayal, which emphasized the neurotic personality of the character; but above all he displayed a vocal style perfectly adapted to the role: to a bright, ringing, almost brazen high register, he added precise intonation and a clean, perfectly articulated phrasing. (Translated from the Italian)
– Danilo Boaretto, Opera Click – 2 July 2006

In the title role, Marcello Giordani proved once again that he is one of the best lirico spinto tenors of his generation. His secure, homogeneous voice, warmly nuanced with a varied palette of colors, sounds perfect throughout the range; his interpretation was notable especially in the duets with baritone Roberto Frontali.
– Silvia Lugari, The Opera Critic – 25 June 2006

Jun 15, 2006