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.

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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.

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Sep 11

Turandot

Puccini’s TURANDOT – September 3, 7 and 10, 2016
On September 3, 2016, Marcello Giordani will appear on the stage of the Vienna State Opera to sing the role of the unknown prince in Puccini’s last opera, Turandot, next to the Turandot of soprano Lisa Lindstrom. The cast includes Olga Bezsmertna as Liù and Dan Paul Dumitrescu as Timur. Giordani has sung Calaf in some of the most important opera theaters of the world including the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, the Terme of Caracalla, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and the Opera Theatre of Budapest. Don’t miss this opportunity to see him again in a role that he has made his own since he sang it for the first time at Torre del Lago in 2003.

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Jul 30

Tosca

Cincinnati Opera
Cincinnati
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One of the best-loved operas of all time, Tosca soars with high-stakes drama and exhilarating music, including Tosca’s sweeping aria “Vissi d’arte,” one of Puccini’s most thrilling creations. We’re proud to premiere a brand-new, period production featuring sumptuous sets and costumes from acclaimed designer Robert Perdziola (Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera).

Evelina Dobraceva, a soprano with a “gleaming, focused, and powerful” (The New York Times) voice, leads the cast in the title role. Metropolitan Opera regular Marcello Giordani brings his “stunning, easy top notes” (Opera News) as her ardent lover, Cavaradossi. The menacing villain Scarpia will be sung by Cincinnati Opera favorite Gordon Hawkins.

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Jun 2

Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” at the Wiener Staatsoper

On June 20, 2016, Marcello Giordani will appear on the stage of the Wiener Staatsoper to reprise a role that he has performed in some of the major opera houses of the world: the Chevalier Des Grieux in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. From his debut in the role in 2000, in Zürich, to his performance at the Metropolitan in January 2008, e more recently in the Teatro Municipal of Sao Paulo in Brazil, his interpretation of the role has been acclaimed by audiences and critics. Of his performance as Manon’s lover at the Metropolitan, the critic of the New York Times wrote: “Here was the real thing, an Italian tenor who sang with ringing power and sweeping fervor.” Sharing the stage with Giordani will be renowned soprano Anna Netrebko in the role of the protagonist, and baritone David Pershall as Lescaut.

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Dec 30

“Manon Lescaut” at Staatsoper Hamburg

In December 2015, Marcello will return to the Staatsoper Hamburg to reprise a role that he has performed in most of the major opera houses of the world: Des Grieux in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. From his debut in the role in 2000, in Zürich, to his performance at the Metropolitan in January 2008, e more recently in the Teatro Municipal of Sao Paulo in Brazil, he has been acclaimed by audiences and critics.   Of his performance as Manon’s lover at the Metropolitan, the critic of the New York Times wrote: “Here was the real thing, an Italian tenor who sang with ringing power and sweeping fervor.” On the stage of the Staatsoper he will be joined by soprano Amarilli Nizza as Manon, baritone Kartal Karagadik as Lescaut, and bass Tigran Martirossian as Geronte.

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Oct 20

“Tosca” at the Metropolitan Opera

On November 6,  2015, Marcello returns to the Metropolitan Opera to sing one of his signature roles, Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca. He sang Cavaradossi at the Met in previous seasons, and has appeared in the role in all of the major opera houses the world over, including Japan and China. Of his performance at the Met in 2013, the critic of the New York Times praised his “powerful bright top notes and an ardent, expressive style…” His performance at the Royal Opera House in 2011, was unanimously acclaimed by the press: “Cavaradossi was a triumph”, wrote Classical Source, [His voice] is a force-of-nature that makes Cavaradossi heroic.” In this production of Puccini’s masterpiece by Luc Bondy, Marcello will star opposite two acclaimed sopranos who share the role of Tosca: Maria Guleghina (Nov. 6, 11) and Oksana Dika (Nov.14, 18, 21).

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Aug 27

5th Int’l Vocal Competition “Marcello Giordani” – European Edition

The Musical Academy Marcello Giordani YAP+ organizes and presents the 5th Annual International Vocal Competition. The competition, now in its fifth year, takes place in November 25 – 29, 2015, and it aims to launch the careers of talented young opera singers.

The competition is open to singers of all nationalities between 18 and 40 years of age.

The selection and admission to the competition will take place following the evaluation, by a committee, of the registration form and the audio and video materials submitted by the candidate (mp3 or YouTube link). A maximum of 130 candidates will be admited to the competition.

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Sep 30

Verdi’s “Aida” at the Metropolitan Opera

On October 30, 2014, Marcello Giordani returns to the Metropolitan Opera to reprise the role of Radames in Sonja Frizell’s spectacular production of Verdi’s Aida which premiered at the Met in January 1988, and has encountered enormous popular and critical acclaim through the years. Because of its spectacular pageantry, Aida has been called “the grandest of grand opera”. But for all its grandiosity, Aida is also an “intimate” love story where the characters’ conflicting passions and emotions play against the broad background of patriotic and religious values. Read more

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Sep 10

TAORMINA – 4th Marcello Giordani Foundation International Vocal Competition

The Marcello Giordani Foundation in collaboration with the Festival Euro Mediterraneo present

4th International Vocal Competition “Marcello Giordani” – European Edition 

September 6-10 2014
Teatro Greco di Taormina

Rules and Regulations
Registration Form

There is no registration fee.
The registration is now open.
Register by August 20th.

More information on marcellogiordani-foundation.org