(Born in 1963)
Marcello Giordani is an Italian born lyric tenor now based in the USA.
He showed musical talent at an early age and at nineteen he moved to Milan where he could study voice with Nino Carta.
He made his debut in 1986 as the Duke in Rigoletto at the Spoleto Festival.
Two years later he debuted at La Scala singing Rodolfo in La Bohème and from there he went on to sing throughout Italy and in 1988 he made his American debut singing Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de Perles with the Portland Opera Company.
Engagements throughout America followed including the San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Opera and the Opera Company of Philadelphia.
His Metropolitan Opera debut came in 1993 when he played Nemorino in a Parks performance of L'Elisir d'Amore. His first performance in the Metropolitan Opera House was in 1995 when he played Rodolfo in La Boheme.
In 1994 he experienced serious vocal problems which led him to retrain his voice but he managed to maintain his career throughout.
In 1995 he sang Alfredo in La Traviata at the Royal Opera Covent Garden under the baton of Sir Georg Solti.
The next time he was to work with Solti was in 1997 again at Covent Garden in a performance of Simon Boccanegra. It turned out to be the last opera performance Solti ever conducted.
After this time his career at the Metropolitan started to take off and by the end of 2008 he had sung over 170 performances there.
This included Met premieres such as Benvenuto Cellini and Il Pirata. He also sang season opening performances with them in both Madama Butterfly and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor in 2007.
He was the tenor soloist chosen to sing the memorium concert of Verdi's Requiem to honour Luciano Pavarotti.
Amongst other prestigious houses Marcello Giordani has appeared in - are the Opernhaus Zürich, Vienna State Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Houston Grand Opera, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania, Arena di Verona, the Verbier Festival, and the Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago.
Marcello Giordani also sang in Beijing's Great Hall of the People during the week preceeding the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008
In 2010 he started the Marcello Giordani Foundation- an organisation whose mission is to assist young opera singers at the beginning of their careers.