Raffaele Giordani – tenor
Raffaele Giordani holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from Ferrara University, Italy. His passion for music compelled him to attend, in parallel to his scientific training, the music and performing arts school “Conservatorio G. Frescobaldi” in Ferrara, and he is currently under the supervision of M. Luisa Vannini.
He collaborates with an extensive list of the best Italian and European ensembles for Early and Baroque music, such as Concerto Italiano, La Venexiana, Odhecaton, De Labyrintho and Vox Altera for the contemporary music. He is one of the founding member of La Compagnia Del Madrigale.
His soloist baroque repertoire includes: Johannes Passion, Magnificat, Oster Oratorium and many other works from J.S.Bach; Messiah and Anthems from G. F. Händel; Vespro della B.V. and Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda of C. Monteverdi; Requiem by W. A. Mozart, Petite Messe Solennelle by G. Rossini working together to conductors as, among others, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Michael Radulescu, Ottavio Dantone, Fabio Bonizzoni, Diego Fasolis.
He interpreted, in many Early music Festivals and Operas (we mention for example the Tokyo Opera Hall, the Carnegie Hall in New York, the National Center for the Arts and Entertainment in Beijing and its counterparts in Australia and South Korea), roles as A Shepherd and Apollo in C. Monteverdi’s Orfeo; Eurimaco, Telemaco, Anfinomo in Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria; Soldato, Liberto e Lucano in L’incoronazione di Poppea from the same author. He performed Bastian in Bastian und Bastienne by W.A.Mozart at the Teatro Sociale in Rovigo, Aminta in J. Peri’s Euridice and A Shepherd in G. Caccini’s Euridice (Landestheater, Innsbruck).
He also interpreted the role of Eurillo in Gli equivoci nel sembiante by A. Scarlatti at the G. Rossini theatre in Lugo di Romagna (musical conductor R. Alessandrini, direction J. Spirei)
He also recorded for Naїve, Glossa, Ricercar, Arcana, Amadeus, Stradivarius, Bottega Discantica, Tactus, Rai-Radio 3, Deutsche Grammophon (directed by Claudio Abbado), WDR, OFR and RSI.
His recordings won several awards as Diapason d’or de l’année, Gramophone award, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Choc de l’année, Midem Classical Award, disco del mese Amadeus and many other Diapason d’or and “Choc” by Classica.