Turandot – The Metropolitan Opera – October 2009

He sang phrases with plush Puccini-tenor warmth and dispatched some ringing top notes, including the climactic high note of the hit-tune aria “Nessun dorma.”
– Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times – Oct. 29, 2009

Matching [the soprano] in allure was tenor Marcello Giordani as Calaf, the prince who finally melts Turandot’s heart. Most of that heat was generated by his rich tenor, with a trumpeting brilliance on top. True, he occasionally ricochets past exact pitch, but that’s a fair trade-off for such passionate, Italianate singing. His red-blooded “Nessun dorma” won bravos even before the music finished.
James Jordan, New York Post – November 2, 2009

Oct 29, 2009