Currently appearing at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Cavaradossi, tenor Massimo Giordano’s debut album will be released shortly. An exclusive BMG artist, the Italian tenor has recorded signature arias by Italian composers such as Verdi, Puccini and Giordano including arias from, among others, Don Carlo, Manon Lescaut and Andrea Chénier on a disc entitled ‘Amore e tormento’.
Born in Pompei into a working class family, Giordano did not get in contact with a profound musical education until he decided to move to Trieste to study classical singing and flute. He made his debut in Spoleto in Massenet’s Werther.
After conquering the opera stages in Italy, Massimo Giordano began singing in all the major, international houses of the world, including La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Vienna State Opera and the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
He has performed with some major names in the opera world, including Anna Netrebko, Angela Gheorghiu and Natalie Dessay, as well as collaborating with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Fabio Luisi, James Levine and Marco Armiliato.
Massimo talks about his Neapolitan roots in a short video here.
Later this season, Giordano will be singing in Faust (Gounod) in Hamburg, Don Carlo at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Foresto (Attila) in Berlin.
This is the first classical solo artist to sign with BMG since its separation from Sony in 2008.
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