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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

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Jun 22

“Tosca” at the Vienna State Opera

In June 2014, Marcello Giordani will reprise the role of Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca at the Vienna State Opera, where he will be singing next to the Tosca of soprano Barbara Haveman and the Baron Scarpia of baritone Thomas Hampson. Philippe Auguin will conduct the Wiener Staatsoper Orchestra.

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May 14

Puccini’s Turandot at ABAO-OLBE opera of Bilbao

On May 17, 2014, Marcello Giordani will appear on the stage of ABAO-OLBE in Bilbao to sing the role of the unknown prince in Puccini’s last opera Turandot, next to the Turandot of Austrian soprano Martina Serafin. After his debut in the role at Torre del Lago in 2003, he has appeared as 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.

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May 12

Benvenuto Cellini

Maestro James Levine conducts Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini in this thrilling radio broadcast from the opera’s very first run at the Met in 2003. Marcello Giordani stars in the title role of the visionary composer’s groundbreaking first complete opera.

“Marcello Giordani is an immensely appealing Cellini, a poet as well as a man of action, and he sings the music with aristocratic elegance. “New York” magazine

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Feb 20

Bizet’s “Carmen” at Semperoper Dresden

Marcello Giordani made his debut as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen at the Teatro Massimo of Palermo in 2004. He has since sung the role in some of the most prestigious international opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and, more recently, the Royal Opera House Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman. Each of his appearances as Carmen’s lover has been met with the acclaim of the critics who praised his interpretation of a role that is often overshadowed by the strong and captivating presence of the protagonist.

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Jan 16

Puccini’s Tosca at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Puccini’s Tosca is one of the most frequently performed operas. Based on an acclaimed play by Victorien Sardou, it premiered in Paris in 1887 with Sarah Bernhardt in the title role, and encountered immediate success with the public if not with the critics – every critic and opera lover is familiar with the pronouncement of the musicologist Joseph Kerman who called it a” shabby little shocker”.

Although the opera centers on the figure of its heroine, it is also a favorite role for tenors, who bask in the beauty, the lyricism, and the glory of some of Puccini’s most popular and beloved arias.

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Dec 17

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.

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Dec 4

Marcello Giordani awarded the “Taormina Prize for the arts and the sciences”

Marcello Giordani: Voice and Passion
A special encounter with Maestro Giordani, recipient of the award of the XXVI edition of “Taormina Prizes for the Arts and the Sciences 2013” given to those who, like him, have contributed to the recognition of the names of Taormina and Sicily throughout the world.

Maestro Giordani, today you are considered to be one of the most interesting tenors of the international panorama. What can an artist of your level still desire, having already conquered Europe and America with your voice and your charisma?

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