|About Marcello Giordani|
|As Lenski, "Marcello Giordani . . . had a fine strong sound, but showed a pronounced huskiness, at the expense of some lyricism, in his aria," wrote Anne Midgette in her review of Eugene Onegin at the Met, in the New York Times of September 28, 2001.|
|"Marcello Giordani, an Italian tenor anti-typecast as a bookish Lenski, sings with expressive sympathy bolstered by bel-canto finesse," wrote Martin Bernheimer in his review in the Financial Times of the Met's September 28, 2001, Eugene Onegin.|
|Bruno Campanella conducted the Metropolitan Opera's premiere of Vincenzo Bellini's Il Pirata on October 21, 2002, with Renée Fleming as Imogene, Marcello Giordani as Gualtiero, and Dwayne Croft as Ernesto.
According to the Associated Press review, Renee Fleming "had only mixed success," while Marcello Giordani and Dwayne Croft were "superb."
Peter G. Davis wrote for New York magazine: "The one saving grace is Marcello Giordani as the pirate Gualtiero. In terms of ringing tone, heft, security, and sheer vocal glamour, he far outshines such overhyped tenors as Roberto Alagna, Salvatore Licitra, and José Cura in this repertory, and he is a careful, musical singer to boot."
Marcello Giordani's recording of Tenor Arias for Naxos was released in the United States on November 18, 2003, and can be ordered from amazon.com.
Guillaume Tell: Asile hereditaire
La fille du regiment: Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fete!
La favorite: Un ange, une femme inconnue
Il pirata: Nel furor delle tempeste
Il pirata: Per te di vane lagrime
Torna, vezzosa Fillide
La fidanzata corsa: Son giunto!
Carmen: Le fleur que tu m'avais jetee
I Lombardi alla prima crociata: La mia letizia infondere
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido
Il Trovatore: Ah, si, ben mio, coll'essere
Il Trovatore: Di quella pira l'orrendo foco
Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino e generoso
Puccini - Madama Butterfly / Fiorenza Cedolins, Marcello Giordani, Juan Pons, Francesca Franci, Carlo Bosi, Daniel Oren, Verona Opera