Marcello Giordani partners with NTD's Vocal Competition at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the biggest voices in opera today is partnering with New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD). Marcello Giordani, the Italian tenor considered by Opera News to be "arguably, the greatest leading tenor of his generation," has sung in over 170 performances at the New York Metropolitan Opera over the past 20 years. During the 2011-2012 season, Mr. Giordani starred in no less than eight productions at the Metropolitan Opera and other top European and American opera houses.

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And on October 21, he will sing in NTD's International Vocal Competition Concert at Carnegie Hall. After the final round of NTD's 6th International Vocal Competition, Mr. Giordani will join the selected young vocal artists in a concert, and perform three classic operatic arias including Nessun Dorma. He will also present awards at the Competition's award ceremony.

"The mission of the NTD Television International Vocal Competition is to revive traditional vocal arts and help talented young artists, who dedicated themselves in this field, to have a world stage to perform. We hope more people could come to the concert, to support and encourage the dedication of these exceptional artists," said Lijuan Nania, Vice President and Director of Global Competition Series at NTD Television.

The vocal competition is part of a series of nine different competitions NTD holds to promote cultural understanding between the East and West. This year, NTD's Vocal Competition will be open to non-Chinese vocalists for the first time. Opera singers from around the world will have to perform not only the greatest operatic works in Italian, French, or German, but also sing a classical Chinese song. Currently, the contest is still accepting participant registration.

NTD Television International Vocal Competition Concert at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 21st, 2012

SOURCE New Tang Dynasty Television