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Raffaele Giordani



Raffaele Giordani holds a Master Degree in Chemistry at Ferrara University, Italy. His passion for music compelled him to attend the music and performing arts school “Conservatorio Frescobaldi” in Ferrara obtaining a Master Degree in Canto Rinascimentale e Barocco with honours. 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, Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri, Vox Luminis, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Malapunica, Odhecaton and De Labyrintho. He was a member of La Venexiana. He also sang contemporary music through a collaboration with Vox Altera ensemble.. Giordani is also one of the founding members of La Compagnia Del Madrigale.

His solo baroque repertoire includes: Johannes and Matthäus Passion, Magnificat, B minor Mass among 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. He has worked together with  conductors such as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Michael Radulescu, Ottavio Dantone, Fabio Bonizzoni, Giulio Prandi, Diego Fasolis, Robert King, Jordi Savall amongst others.

He interpreted, in many early music festivals and operas in Europe and abroad (for example the Tokyo Opera Hall,  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 and Anfinomo in Il Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria; Soldato, Liberto and Lucano in L’incoronazione di Poppea from the same author. He performed as 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 ( conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini, directed by Jacopo. Spirei). He was Second Israelite and Mordecai in the oratorio Esther by G. F. Händel at Teatro Comunale Claudio Abbado in Ferrara (musical conductor Nicola Valentini, directed by Marco Bellussi). He also interpreted the part of a Sailor in Dido And Aeneas by H. Purcell at Fondazione Arena di Verona (musical conductor Giulio Prandi, directed by Stefano Monti).

He also recorded for Naїve, Glossa, Ricercar, Arcana, Amadeus, Stradivarius, Bottega Discantica, Tactus, RaiRadio 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, Record Academy Award (Japan), disco del mese Amadeus and Diapason d’or and “Choc” by Classica among many others.

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