La Forza del destino – Wiener Staatoper – October 2008

Marcello Giordani sang Alvaro in Vienna for the first time and completely fulfilled the demands that this role imposes. His voice, in all of its aspects, has further expanded – resonant and firm ‘piani’, ‘forte’ tones evolving from the tension, and attractive phrasing. Already in the first act, the artist captivates us in the impressive duet with Leonora “Ah per sempre o mio bell’angiol” – full of impetus and drama. His big aria in Act II “La vita è inferno all’infelice” is in the best Italian style, especially the wonderful piano in “O tu che in seno agli angeli”, something that one unfortunately seldom hears today. Equally faultless are the attack and outbursts in the duets with his adversary Carlos. Particularly noteworthy is the duet in Act IV “Le minacce, i fieri accenti”, which ends in a dazzling crescendo. All together a very thrilling performance, and an excellent interpretation of the role. One cannot ask for more. (Translated from the German)
Der Neue Merker, October 20, 2008

Marcello Giordani’s Alvaro was convincing, with beaming high notes and a wealth of nuances. (Translated from the German)
[Marcello Giordanis Alvaro überzeugt mit strahlenden Höhen und Nuancenreichtum.]
Wiener Zeitung – September 8, 2008

Oct 7, 2008