Simon Boccanegra – The Metropolitan Opera – January 2010

The most exciting contribution came from Marcello Giordani as Gabriele Adorno (formerly Domingo’s assignment). At least this tenor proved that power need not preclude introspection.
– Martin Bernheimer, The Financial Times, January 19, 2010

… the role of Gabriele Adorno, the hotheaded aristocrat who loves Maria, suits him, and he sang with ardor and big, throbbing top notes.
– Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times – January 19, 2010

Marcello Giordani was at his absolute best as Gabriele Adorno, the role Domingo sang until only a few years ago. He excelled in the solos but modulated his rich voice in this opera’s abundant and glorious ensembles.
– Howard Kissel, New York Daily News – January 28, 2010

Marcello Giordani, as the Genoa nobleman and Amelia’s fiancé, Gabriele Adorno, was in excellent vocal form Saturday…. His bright lyric tenor, with its clean bel canto lines and smooth legato connecting his low-and-high registers, is well suited for Verdi roles, and he had no trouble soaring above the orchestral accompaniments.
Musical Criticism – Telecast of February 9, 2010

Jan 19, 2010