Cavalleria Rusticana at the Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa

After the success of Cavalleria Rusticana at the Opèra Bastille of Paris, Marcello Giordani reprises the role of Turiddo at the Teatro Carlo Felice of Genova in a staging of the opera conceived by the renowned Sicilian writer, Andrea Camilleri, known primarily as the creator of Police Chief Montalbano, the main character in a series of detective novels which have enjoyed world-wide success.  Mascagni’s one-act opera is traditionally presented in a double bill together with Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci

At the Carlo Felice, the opera will share the stage with a new one-act opera by the Italian composer Marco Betti based on one of Camilleri’s stories: Che fine ha fatto la piccola Irene? (What happened to little Irene?)

What the critics have said of Marcello’s interpretation of the role of Turiddo at the Paris Opera:

Marcello Giordani charge le chant d’un certain pathétisme qui reste en ligne avec le personnage ; sa diction est parfaite, son articulation très claire.” (Forum Opera)

Marcello Giordani infuses his singing with a certain pathos that remains in line with the character.  His diction is perfect, his enunciation is very clear.”

Read more critical opinions on the page “Reviews” of this website.

May 18, 2012

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Feb 24

Aida in Liège

From February 26 until March 14, Marcello Giordani stars as Radamès in Verdi’s Aida at the Opéra Royal. He’s joined by a superb cast, with Elaine Alvarez and Donata D’Annunzio sharing the title role and Nino Surguladze and Marianne Cornetti portraying Amneris. Speranza Scappucci conducts.


Sep 27

October 10, 2017 Pavarotti d’Oro Teatro Comunale “Bonifazio Asioli” – Correggio

Marcello will perform at the benefit concert for the Orchestra Sinfonica “Giuseppe Verdi” di Parma
Under the direction of M° Paolo Andreoli.


Oct 10

Verdi’s Aida

Verdi’s AIDA – September 29 – October 9, 2016
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.