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

MGF International Vocal Competition VI

31 January 2018

MGF International Vocal Competition VI

European Edition April 5 - 7, 2018
Teatro Comunale of Noto, Tina Di Lorenzo

The Marcello Giordani Competion organizes the VI edition of the “ Marcello Giordani” Internationalvoice competition “The Competititon will take place in Noto (Sicily), city of baroque par excellence, from April 5th to April 7th 2018.The Finals will be held on April 7th, with orchestra.

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Winners of the 5th MGF/Vero Beach Opera Vocal Competition 2015

11 April 2015

Winners of the 5th MGF/Vero Beach Opera Vocal Competition 2015

The Winners

1st. prize,  $10,000 Anthony Clark Evans, Baritone
2nd. prize $  5,000 J'nai Bridges, Mezzo Soprano
3rd. prize  $ 3,000 Beibei Guan, Soprano
4 $1,000 Encouragement awards:
Jarrett Ott, baritone (Tommy Steyer & Simonetta Steyer $1,000 Encouragement Award)
Julie Miller, Mezzo Soprano (Deborah Voigt/Vero Beach Opera Foundation $1,000 Encouragement)
Allegra de Vita, Mezzo Soprano (Susan Neves $1,000 Encouragement Award)
Christine Suits, Soprano (Shay-Webster $1,000 Encouragement)
3 Awards of Master Classes with room and board in Catania, Sicily, Italy in 2016:
Anthony Ciaramitaro, Tenor
Beibei Guan, Soprano
Christine Suits, Soprano

Semi Finalists in the MGF/Vero Beach Opera Vocal Competition

9 April 2015


The MGF Vocal Competition is underway.  Following is a list of semi-finalists in no particular order.  Best of luck to all the semi-finalists and a big thank you to all the wonderful young singers that were heard in the preliminaries.

Jing Zhang
Ryan Kuster
Anna Zaytseva
Jessie Nguenang
J'nai Bridges
Jeanine De Bique
Mary Claire Curran
Anthony Ciaramitaro
John Kaneklides
Jasmine Muhammad
Hector Mir
Christine Suits
Julie Miller
Anthony Evans
Alison King
Antonina Chekhovskaya
Allison Lonstein
Allegra De Vita
Jarrett Ott
Megan Barrera
Marinel Cruz
Beibei Guan