Italian tenor Marcello Giordani died this afternoon following a heart attack at home in Augusta, Sicily. He was 56 years old. Just a month ago, Giordani sang the role of Calaf in Puccini’s opera Turandot in the ancient Taormina theatre and the Greek theatre in Syracuse. Turandot was the last of a series of successes in a career that led him to sing in theatres all over the world: London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, San Francisco, in all major tenor roles.

Marcello Giordani studied in Milan and in 1986 he made his debut in Rigoletto at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto. In 1988 he performed at La Scala in La Bohème and very soon also in the United States.

He was married since 1990 to Vilma Giordani and has two children.

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