I Pagliacci at the Teatro Reggio of Parma

I Pagliacci is one of the most performed operas in the world. Together with Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Leoncavallo’s opera has become representative of the musical “verismo” of late 19th and the early 20th centuries. Inspired by a real homicide which took place in Calabria and over which Leoncavallo’s father was the presiding judge, the opera was staged for the first time at the Teatro Dal Verme of Milan in 1892 with Arturo Toscanini conducting. The most famous aria of the opera “Versti la giubba”, was recorded in 1904 by tenor Enrico Caruso, and it was the first record to reach a million copies.

Marcello’s debut in Pagliacci took place in 2011 in Barcelona in the traditional Cav/Pag double-bill where he appeared consecutively as both Canio and Turiddu. Of his performance in Pagliacci, the critic of the online magazine ConcertoNet wrote: “… as Canio… [Giordani] offered a wonderful and powerfulʻRecitar!…Vesti la giubbaʼ and a thrilling ʻNo! Pagliaccio non son.’

This new production of I Pagliacci at the Teatro Reggio will be shown in a double bill with Puccini’s one act opera, Gianni Schicchi.

Dec 17, 2013

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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.


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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.