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 and Sonia Prina.
He collaborates with an extensive list of the best Italian and European ensembles for Early and Baroque music, such as Concerto Italiano (director Rinaldo Alessandrini); La Venexiana (Claudio Cavina) and Malapunica (Pedro Memelsdorff) for Early music (ars nova) as well as Odhecaton (Paolo da Col), De Labyrintho (Walter Testolin) and Vox Altera (Massimiliano Pascucci) for the more recent repertoire, including numerous world premieres. Invited by Giuseppe Maletto, he is one of the founding members of the highly successful La Compagnia del Madrigale.
His soloist baroque repertoire includes the Johannes Passion, Magnificat, Oster Oratorium and many other works by J. S. Bach (directed, among others, by Michael Radulescu); Messiah and Anthems by G. F. Händel; Vespro della B.V. of C. Monteverdi (directed, among others, by Ottavio Dantone and Fabio Bonizzoni); and the Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, regularly singing the role of Testo; and the Requiem K. 626 by W. A. Mozart, directed, among others, by Antonio Greco.
He has interpreted Bastian in Bastian und Bastienne by W. A. Mozart at the Accademia dei Concordi in Rovigo, Italy; the shepherd (with Concerto Italiano) and Apollo (with La Venexiana) in C. Monteverdi’s Orfeo; as well as Eurimaco (with Concerto Italiano) in Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria by the same composer in many Early music festivals and operas. He has also sung the roles of Mr. K, Karl, and an entrepreneur in the modern opera Joseph K, il processo continua by F. Hoch, presented in the first-ever performance at the Nuovo Studio Foce in Lugano, Switzerland. In addition, he interpreted Aminta in Peri’s Euridice during the MiTo season at the Piccolo Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy and a shepherd in Caccini’s Euridice at the Landestheater in Innsbruck.
In a duet with pianist Marco Giardini, Raffaele has explored the Lieder and chamber music repertoire, including Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Respighi, Mozart and many others, performing for many seasons in North Italy concert halls.
Raffaele has recorded for Naїve (awarded three Diapason d’Or prizes and a “Choc de l’année” of Classica), Glossa (two Diapason d’Or, Diapason d’Or de l’année, Midem Classical Award), Arcana (one Diapason d’Or, CD of the Month by Amadeus), Deutsche Grammophon (directed by Claudio Abbado), Ricercar (Diapason d’Or de l’année and “Choc” of Classica), Radio Svizzera Italiana (RSI Choir, directed by Diego Fasolis), RAI-Radio3, Amadeus, Stradivarius, Tactus and Bottega Discantica.