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

TAORMINA - 4th Marcello Giordani Foundation International Vocal Competition - Sept. 6-10, 2014

26 June 2014

Announcement: The Marcello Giordani Foundation announces that, in order to facilitate the registration process, applicants may submit their application form via e-mail to  The instructions for completing the application can be downloaded from the facebook page of the MGF. Applications must be completed in their entirety to be considered for admission to the competition.

TAORMINA - IV Concorso di Canto Lirico Fondazione Marcello Giordani - 06 - 10 settembre 2014

The Marcello Giordani Foundation
in  collaboration with the Festival Euro Mediterraneo

IV International Vocal Competition - European Ed.
“Marcello Giordani”

06/10 September 2014
Teatro Greco di Taormina

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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.