Don’t miss Met Opera Radio’s tribute to famed tenor Marcello Giordani

SiriusXM’s Met Opera Radio celebrates the life and legacy of Marcello Giordani with broadcasts of ‘Benvenuto Cellini’ throughout the week.

Nicole Piendel
October 15, 2019

Curtain call at the 125th Anniversary Gala at the Metropolitan Opera House on Sunday night, March 15, 2009. (Getty Images)

The Met family was deeply saddened last week to learn of the passing of Marcello Giordani at age 56, and is remembering the celebrated Italian tenor with special broadcasting throughout the week.

Check out the full broadcast schedule below, and click to listen to Met Opera Radio now.

Giordani sang nearly 250 performances with the company in 27 roles, beginning with his 1995 debut as Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème.

In honor of his remarkable career, Met Opera Radio (Ch. 75) will rebroadcast a 2003 performance of Hector Berlioz’s rare gem Benvenuto Cellini — one of two Met-premiere productions in which the tenor starred — with the Giordani in the title role. James Levine conducts an exciting cast that also features soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian as Teresa, baritone Peter Coleman-Wright as Fieramosca, and bass-baritone John Del Carlo as Giacomo Balducci.

Broadcast schedule

Benvenuto Cellini

Recorded: Dec. 27, 2003

  • Tuesday, October 14 at 6pm ET
  • Friday, October 18 at 12pm ET
  • Sunday, October 20 at 9am ET