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Massimo Giordano (born 19 February 1971) is an Italian-born operatic tenor who is known for his bel canto repertoire. Giordano was born in Pompei, Italy into an Italian working-class family.
At the age of 8, Giordano moved with his family to Trieste where he entered into the local conservatory G. Tartini to study the flute. One day after school near the time of his graduation from the conservatory as a flutist he discovered his voice by accident. In an empty classroom he decided to sing a Neapolitan song for fun while a classmate, a pianist with a visual impairment, accompanied him. It was the moment when Giordano realized he had the ability to sing.He studied singing with Cecilia Fusco at the age of 18 and later graduated from the conservatory “G. Tartini” in Trieste. In 1997 he won the “A. Belli” competition in Spoleto where he also gave his debut in La Clemenza di Tito at the Teatro Lirico.
Giordano began his musical career at an early age and debuted on numerous Italian opera stages. Among others he performed in Venice, Reggio Emilia, Rome, Parma, Naples, Modena and eventually at La Scala in Milan.His debut outside of Italy took place in 2001 at the Salzburg Festivals with Lorin Maazel and Claudio Abbado. Debuts at the Semper Opera in Dresden, the Zurich Opera, the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Theatre du Capitole in Toulouse followed.
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