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Marcello Giordani made his professional stage début as the Duke in Rigoletto in Spoleto in 1986, his American début as Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles at the Portland Opera during their 1988–89 season, his La Scala début as Rodolfo in La Bohème in 1988, and his Metropolitan Opera début as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore in 1993. He made his Carnegie Hall début in Lucrezia Borgia with the Opera Orchestra of New York, Les Huguenots with the same company and in Bilbao, and his début with the Munich Philharmonic in La damnation de Faust under the direction of James Levine. He sang in Verdi’s Requiem under the direction of James Levine in Carnegie Hall, with La favorite and a season-opening Luisa Miller at the San Francisco Opera, Manon at the Metropolitan Opera and the Opéra National de Paris, Attila in Bologna, Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Simon Boccanegra at the Royal Opera under the direction of Sir Georg Solti, conducting his last staged opera performances. He won high praise for his Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur with the Opera Orchestra of New York in Carnegie Hall, and in 2003 appeared in two new productions of Les vêpres siciliennes and William Tell at the Opéra National de Paris, Turandot at the Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago, and a concert of Verdi arias at the Festival Verdi at the Teatro Regio di Parma. In demand at the world’s major opera houses and with leading orchestras, the Sicilian tenor has scheduled appearances in the title rôle of the Metropolitan Operas première production of the first opera by Berlioz, Benvenuto Cellini, in addition to engagements at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna, Zurich and Verona. On television in the United States, Marcello Giordani has been a frequent guest star on the nationally televised Richard Tucker Gala, and the guest artist at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York for their nationally televised Midnight Mass. His recordings include the rôle of Gaston in Verdi’s Jérusalem.

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