Manon – Metropolitan Opera – September 1997

“Marcello Giordani offered an equally vivid vision of the even more deeply conflicted Chevalier des Grieux. His tenor is bright and powerful enough to fill the house easily in des Grieux’s most extroverted moments. But it is the more delicate ones – the graceful ‘La Rêve,’ for example – in which his character is created, and Mr. Giordani rendered these with a lovely, graceful sound that put their controlled passion and sincerity into focus.”
– Allan Kozinn – The New York Times – September 25, 1997

“… Sicilian tenor Marcello Giordani, who sang Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon with the musicianship and style of a young Nicolai Gedda.”