Italian tenor, Massimo Giordano (seen below as Rinuccio in a performance of Gianni Schicchi) has some very exciting news.
The famous singer is releasing an album of Italian Arias through an exclusive agreement with BMG. A complete press release provided by BMG can be seen below:
GER: ITALIAN TENOR MASSIMO GIORDANO SIGNS EXCLUSIVE MASTER AGREEMENT WITH BMG
BERLIN, 29 October 2012 – Massimo Giordano, one of the world’s leading and most successful tenors, will release his debut album through an exclusive master agreement with BMG.
The album, which will be released early in 2013, will feature signature arias by Italian composers such as Verdi, Puccini and Giordano including arias from, among others, ‘Don Carlo’, ‘Manon Lescaut’ and ‘Andrea Chénier’.
Born in Pompei into a working class family, Giordano did not get in contact with a profound musical education until he decided to move to Trieste to study classical singing and flute. He made his debut in Spoleto in Massenet’s ‘Werther’.
After conquering the opera stages in Italy, Massimo Giordano began singing in all the major, international houses of the world, including La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Vienna State Opera and the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
Today, well into ten years of an international career, he performs with all the major names in opera, including Anna Netrebko, Angela Gheorghiu and Natalie Dessay, as well as collaborating with such conducting luminaries as Claudio Abbado, Fabio Luisi, James Levine and Marco Armiliato.
Serving artists of all genres, nationalities and levels of development, BMG welcomes Massimo as an outstanding and proven artist in the classical music scene and is looking forward to supporting him on his debut album.
BMG is an international group of music companies focused on the management of music rights. BMG covers the entire range of rights administration, development, and exploitation, placing the needs of songwriters and artists at the core of its business model. Since its founding in 2008, BMG has established a presence in eight core music markets and represents the rights of more than a million songs and recordings including Crosstown, Cherry Lane, Stage Three, Evergreen, Chrysalis and Bug as well as signed a number of prominent artists and songwriters. BMG is a joint venture between the international media company Bertelsmann and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a leading global alternative asset manager. The company trades under the name BMG Chrysalis in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Sweden following the acquisition of Chrysalis plc.
A video about Giordano’s career and his recording can be seen below:
(Photo courtesy of BMG)