Mission Statement

The Marcello Giordani Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the help and support of young opera singers to enable them to pursue and achieve their career goals and to succeed on international opera stages.

The Foundation is committed to the promotion of opera in general, and Italian Opera in particular, and to the creation of a new generation of dedicated performing artists who will serve as ambassadors of Italian culture and language through their art throughout the world, and particularly in the U.S.

Under the guidance of Marcello Giordani, the Foundation will establish, organize and sponsor master classes, seminars, and summer programs in the U.S and abroad, as well as provide encouragement, training opportunities, career assistance and financial support, including scholarships and awards, to promising and talented young singers. Many of them will be the great singers of tomorrow, and it is with them that the future of opera resides. It is the goal of the Foundation to contribute actively to their success.


News & Events

Winners of the 2014 MGF Vocal Competition, Vero Beach, FL - March 2014

23 March 2014

1st PRIZE    $10,000    MEGAN MARINO, MEZZO – from the Marcello Giordani Foundation and Vero Beach Opera in memory of Michele Guagliardo, father of Marcello Giordani

2nd PRIZE    $5,000     KAREN CHIA-LING HO, SOPRANO – by Mrs  Sergio Franchi (Eva)  from the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation in memory of the late Romantic Tenor Sergio Franchi *

3rd PRIZE    $3,000     MARINA NACHKEBIYA, SOPRANO - from Vero Beach Opera


Finalists of the MGF International Vocal Competition - Vero Beach 2014

18 March 2014


The following singers were accepted to the finals of the Marcello Giordani Foundation International Vocal Competition

Jing Zhang, Lyric Soprano
Jonathan Beyer, Baritone
Katrina Galka, Soprano
Leah Hawkins, Mezzo
Vanessa Goicoechea, Soprano
Rachel Arky, Mezzo
Ewa Plonka, Mezzo
Megan Marino, Mezzo
Karen Chia-ling Ho, Soprano
Marina Nachkebiya, Soprano

Congratulations to these talented singers and our very best wishes to each one of them for a successful career in the world of Opera. 

Winners of the MGF Vocal Competition, Catania, Sicily, September 19, 2013

23 September 2013


Katerina Tretyakova, soprano - First Prize, 5000 Euros in memory of Michele Guagliardo and Premio Bellini

Krysty Swann, mezzo soprano - Second Prize, 3000 Euros Vero Beach Opera and Deborah Voigt Foundation

Limmie Pulliam, tenor - Third Prize, 2000 USD Marcello Giordani Foundation (MGF)

Sunghyun Kim, tenor -  1000 Euros Pavarotti Prize

Francesca Ascioti, mezzo soprano - Role in Vero Beach Opera (Cavalleria Rusticana)

Elide DeMatteis, soprano - Engagement at Bucarest Opera Theater

Giuseppe Esposito, baritone - Concert in St. Petersburg, Russia

Stefania Lauricella, mezzo soprano - Concert at Vero Beach Opera

Keng Li, soprano, Contract at Bucarest Opera Theater

Rosanna Lo Greco, soprano - concert in St. Petersburg, Russia

Knicholas Nestora, tenor - 1000 USD Prize by the Biery-Witt Performing Arts Center and the Marcello Giordani Young Artist Program in Crested Butte, CO

Angela Nisi. soprano - Role in Vero Beach Opera (Cavalleria Rusticana)

Biagio Pizzuti, bass-baritone - Prize Shanghai Arts Center