Verdi’s AIDA and Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Metropolitan Opera

Only a few weeks after his successful run as Radames at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and only a few days after his appearance on the Met stage in the title role of Verdi’s Ernani, Marcello will reprise the role of the Egyptian commander at Metropolitan Opera on February 28th and March 3rd.

And if that were not enough, he will resume for the third time on the Met’s stage the role of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly on February 22nd and March 8th.

His interpretation of Radames, a role that was defined by one critic as “impossibily demanding”, was widely acclaimed by the press. “Giordani commands the stage as the conquering hero,” declared the reviewer of the online blog “Chicago Now”; and the online magazine “Seen and Heard International” wrote “Marcello Giordani’s Radames was striking”. The Chicago Classical Review, praised both his vocalism and his acting abilities: “Giordani’s voice soared thrillingly over the massed ensembles of Act 2 and he brought an emotional depth and highly nuanced vocalism to his late scene with Amneris and the final duet.” (Additional reviews may be found on the “Reviews” page of this website).

In the Met’s production by Sonja Frisell, “Verdi’s vision of ancient Egypt is grandly realized with the help of the Met’s unparalleled musical forces—and every one of its stage elevators.” (The Metropolian Opera)


The much acclaimed 2007 production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly by the late movie and theater director Anthony Minghella returns once more to the stage of the Metropolitan with Marcello Giordani as Pinkerton in two performances of the opera, on February 22nd and March 8th, and soprano Patricia Racette in the title role. Staged for the first time during the 2006-2007 Met opera season, the production was hailed by the “Times Literary Supplement” as the finest and most imaginative production of Madama Butterfly this reviewer has ever seen. And of Marcello’s performance, the critic of the New York Times wrote: “[Marcello Giordani] sang with full-bodied Italianate passion, warm, rich tone and clarion top notes. And I have never seen him act with more involvement and subtlety.”

If you have not yet had the opportunity to see this extraordinary production of Puccini’s masterpiece, this is your chance to experience opera at its best!

Check the Metropolitan Opera website for schedule and ticket information.

Feb 8, 2012

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After his acclaimed performance as the unknown prince in Puccini’s Turandot, Marcello Giordani returns to the stage of the Vienna State Opera as the Egyptian warrior Radames. Giordani’s debut as Radames at the San Francisco Opera in 2010 was received enthusiastically by the critics. Since then, he has sung the role at the Metropolitan Opera, the Arena di Verona, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, and the Vienna State Opera. At the Vienna State Opera, he joins a cast which includes soprano Kristin Lewis as Aida, mezzo-soprano Violeta Urmana as Amneris, Sorin Coliban as Ramfis, and Ambrogio Maestri as Amonasro. Marco Armiliato conducts the Orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper.