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Published on Jan 22, 2011
Opening remarks by Marcello and Wilma Giordani
On December 8th, 2010 Metropolitan Opera star Marcello Giordani hosted a fundraising gala and concert with the Marcello Giordani Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to assist and support promising young opera singers. The foundation, founded by Mr. Giordani, was created to encourage and enable young talented singers from around the world to pursue and achieve their career goals and transition onto the professional opera stage. The concert and dinner took place on December 8th, 2010, at the Church of Saint Jean Baptiste, Lexington Avenue at 76th Street.
Under the guidance of Marcello Giordani, the Foundation establishes, organizes and sponsors master classes, seminars, and summer programs in the U.S. and abroad, as well as provides 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.
The proceeds of the event will be devolved to the organization of the first Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition sponsored by the MGF, to be held in Italy the Spring of 2011.