Massimo Giordano has been acclaimed at most of the leading opera houses in the world such as such the Royal Opera House – Covent Garden, Paris Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Rome Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Zürich Opera House, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, and many others. This season, the tenor debuts in the title role of Don Carlos in Stuttgart. He will also appear for the first time at the Greek National Opera in Athens as the title role in Werther and sing Cavaradossi in Lyon.
In the 2018/19 season, Giordano made his debut at both the Staatstheater Stuttgart and Polish National Opera in Warsaw as Cavaradossi in Tosca, a role which he also sang at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Seoul Arts Center in South Korea. He later returned to the Berlin State Opera as Alfredo in La Traviata, appeared as Pollione in Norma with the Moscow State Philharmonic Society and Oper Stuttgart and made his role debut as Ismaele in Nabucco at the Semperoper Dresden. Giordano began the 2017/18 season with his first performances of Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra at the Hamburg State Opera, after which he returned to Covent Garden, the Rome Opera and the Vienna State Opera as Cavaradossi. The tenor also made his debut at the Opera National du Rhin in Strasbourg as the title role in Werther and joined the Opéra de Lyon as Foresto in concert performances of Attila in Lyon and Paris. Other concert performances included La boheme with the Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony.
Highlights from Giordano’s previous seasons include Don José in Carmen at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Arena di Verona, Vienna State Opera and Zürich Opera; Cavaradossi at the Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Berlin State Opera and Dallas Opera; Rodolfo in La boheme at the Paris Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden, Berlin State Opera, Metropolitan Opera and Los Angeles Opera; Alfredo at the Metropolitan Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bolshoi Theatre, Teatro Regio in Parma, Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste, Teatro alla Scala (under Lorin Maazel), Los Angeles Opera and Santa Fe Opera (for his American stage debut); Roméo in Roméo et Juliette at the Bavarian State Opera, Frankfurt Opera House, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Pittsburgh Opera; Werther at the Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Zürich Opera House; Des Grieux in Manon at the Teatro alla Scala, Vienna State Opera (opposite Anna Netrebko) and Metropolitan Opera (opposite Renée Fleming); Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore at the Opera de Monte Carlo and Vienna State Opera; Fenton in Falstaff at the Semperoper Dresden and Covent Garden (under Antonio Pappano); Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi at the Metropolitan Opera (under James Levine) and Glyndebourne Festival (under Vladimir Jurowski); and a European duet recital tour with Anna Netrebko.
Massimo Giordano studied flute and voice at the Conservatorio G. Tartini in Trieste and completed his vocal studies under Cecilia Fusco. After winning numerous vocal competitions, Giordano made his professional debut in 1997 as the title role in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito in Spoleto. In 2001, he debuted at the Teatro alla Scala in Verdi’s Il Giorno di Regno and at the Salzburg Festival as Fenton in Falstaff (under Claudio Abbado and later under Lorin Maazel).
Giordano often performs in concert and has sung Verdi’s Requiem under Riccardo Chailly in Amsterdam, Toulouse, Vienna, Dresden and Budapest, under Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv, and under Gianluigi Gelmetti in Rome and Sydney. He has also worked with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Bruno Campanella, Riccardo Chailly, Alain Guingal, Gabriele Ferro and Michel Plasson and with such stage directors as Declan Donnellan, Alberto Fassini, Pierluigi Pizzi, Luca Ronconi, Graham Vick, and Franco Zeffirelli.