Edgar – April 2008

Among a handful of top-level spinto tenors, Giordani is well suited to Edgar, a role he was singing for the first time. An Italianate voice with ping is needed to soar through the thick orchestrations, and Giordani had power to spare. He earned a big ovation for his second-act aria “Orgia, chimera dall’occhio vitreo.”
– Ronald Blum, Associated Press – April 14, 2008

Singing this role was Marcello Giordani, the Italian tenor who has just wrapped up a run of Verdi’s Ernani at the Met. In Edgar, he was everything he is touted as: virile, bold, and very Italianate. He was a tenorial athlete. He can put a sob in his voice, a song in his heart — all of it…. he proved the real McCoy — a real Italian tenor.
– Jay Nordlinger, The New York Sun – April 15, 2008

With his passionate delivery and solid, ringing high notes, the tenor Marcello Giordani invested the title role with a nobility its creator failed to provide.
– Steve Smith, The New York Times – April 15, 2008

Apr 13, 2008