Marcello Giordani

Internationally acclaimed tenor Marcello Giordani made his San Francisco Opera debut as Alfredo Germont (La Traviata) in 1991 and has since returned to the War Memorial stage as Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor, 1994), Rodolfo (La Bohème, 1996), Fernand (La Favorite, 1999), and his role debut as Rodolfo in Luisa Miller (2000). His 2009–10 engagements include Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra) at the Metropolitan Opera and Madrid’s Teatro Real; Rodolfo (La Bohème) in Palermo; the title role of Faust at Milan’s La Scala; Calaf (Turandot) at the Met; and Riccardo (Un Ballo in Maschera) with the Vienna State Opera. Giordani’s career highlights include his debut as Gabriele Adorno at Covent Garden under the direction of Georg Solti (1997); his debut with the Munich Philharmonic in La Damnation de Faust (1999) under the direction of James Levine; and his debut with Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall in Lucrezia Borgia (2000). He also holds the distinction of being the first Italian in the history of the Metropolitan Opera to sing the role of Lenski (Eugene Onegin) in Russian. A native if Augusta, Sicily, Giordani’s broad discography includes the first studio recording of Verdi's Jérusalem for Philips, and two solo recordings; a third solo album of Neopolitan and Italian songs will be released later this year.