La Fanciulla del West – Metropolitan Opera – December 2010

“Marcello Giordani produced an Italianate sound with ringing high notes. He delivered a standout rendition of the aria ‘Ch’ella mi creda libero e lontano’ in Act 3.”
– Barry Bassis, The Epoch Times – January 24, 2011

“The role of Dick Johnson provided ample opportunity to Marcello Giordani to show off his large, easy, ringing top as he sang with unforced power. Subtle burnished colors and a lyrical quality in his middle voice created an air of tenderness and genuine concern for Minnie, especially in the second act.”
– Arlene Judith Klotzko – ConcertoNet.com – December 2010

“[Marcello Giordani] was in excellent form in a role that suits his voice well. His top notes were solid and he sang with a sweetness of tone that made Minnie’s attraction to Johnson quite credible. He gave an impassioned and moving rendition of ‘Ch’ella mi creda libero e lontano’ in Act Three, the opera’s most notable aria.”
– David M. Rice, The Classical Source – January10, 2011

“…Marcello Giordani’s Dick Johnson, an outlaw whose encounter with Minnie both humanizes him and converts him from his renegade criminality, was very impressive and consistent, with an exciting top and a vocal delivery blessed with a variety of color and expression.”
The Opera Tattler – December 16, 2010

“Marcello Giordani flashes endlessly plangent top tones as ardent Dick Johnson (call it squillo)…”
– Martin Bernheimer, Financial Times – December 9, 2010

“The tenor Marcello Giordani brings his beefy, ardent Italianate voice to the role of Ramerrez, alias Dick Johnson…. The role of Johnson gives him ample opportunities to luxuriate in tenorial top notes and unleash impassioned phrases.”
– Anthony Tommasini, New York Times – December 7, 2010

“[Giordani] was in fine form as Johnson, the former bandit redeemed by Minnie’s love. His ‘Ch’ella mi creda libero e lontano’ was a highlight of the evening, along with the lovers walking off to ‘Addio, mia California!'”
– Ronald Blum, Associates Press – December 11, 2011

Dec 6, 2010