Madama Butterfly – Metropolitan Opera – September 2006

There’s no need for any reservation about the singing of tenor Marcello Giordani, an ardent and clarion-voiced Pinkerton…
– Mike Silverman, Associated Press – 26 September 2006

[Marcello Giordani] sang with full-bodied Italianate passion, warm, rich tone and clarion top notes. And I have never seen him act with more involvement and subtlety.
– Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times – 26 September 200

Marcello Giordani… is luxury casting as Pinkerton; it’s a rare pleasure to hear an ardent-voiced Italian tenor of this quality sing his own language with such authority and musical taste.
– Peter G. Davis, New York Magazine, October 9, 2006

Marcello Giordani, who has been moving methodically to the front of the thin ranks of Italian tenors, gave a strong performance as Pinkerton, his slightly forced but penetrating voice following the contours of Puccini’s musical prose with inborn grace. As an actor, he was especially good in his exchanges with Dwayne Croft’s Sharpless; he captured the thoughtlessness of the Quiet American, while Croft, restrained and eloquent, registered the audience’s unease.
– Alex Ross, New Yorker – October 2, 2006

Sep 25, 2006