Marianna Giordano

Marianna G.

Irvine, CA
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Marianna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 12 to 80

Teaching since:
September 1989

I am a dedicated actress, singer, vocal technician and acting coach. My claim to fame is that I get results very quickly!!! I have been performing and teaching since I left the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Juilliard to pursue a career in Opera. Because of my training, I also branched out into musical theater and jazz. I have sung before such distinguished individuals as Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Charlton Heston and President Ronald Reagan and his wife. I have sung with Opera Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Cypress Symphony Orchestra, Capistrano Valley Symphony and was honored to sing in concert with Broadway legend John Raitt, father of Bonnie Raitt. I have written, produced, directed and performed as a soloist in concert versions of Kern and Company, Broadway Show Stoppers, Jewish Composers on Broadway and a Christmas show entitled Sing the Season. I have performed in many Operas and Broadways musicals too numerous to mention because we are only allowed 2500 characters!!! I am director of my own vocal studio in Orange County and Beverly Hills. I have been teaching since 1979 helping aspiring performers refine their vocal techniques for greater success in auditions and performances. I helped Amanda Seyfried secure her role in the movie Les Miserables. Recognizing that is critical for singers to be comfortable in front of an audience, I offer many types of classes and performance opportunities. Hope to hear from you soon!!

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Experience

Performer, Producer and Director
Jan 1982 - Dec 2005
proVoce Studios

CONCERT SERIES

proVoce productions (Concerts throughout Southwestern US): Show Boat (Julie) Broadway Showstoppers (Featured Soloist)

Coast Concert Mgmt. (Concerts in Coachella Valley): Broadway Encores (Featured Soloist) Show Boat (Julie)

Tom Macfarlane & Friends (Concerts throughout Southern California): Broadway/Standards/Opera (Featured Soloist)

Classic Touch Duo (with Richard Dastrup; Concerts throughout Southern California): Broadway/Standards/Opera

Yuma Repertory Company (Concerts throughout Arizona): Hansel & Gretel

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Performer
Jan 1982 - Dec 2005
Various Concert Venues

Provoce Concert Series: Kern & Company*

Del Webb Entertainment-Palm Springs: Kern & Company*

Opera Pacific Overture Co: Christmas Program*

Capistrano Valley Symphony: Berlin’s Broadway*

Orange County Perf. Arts Ctr: Benefit*

Maldonado’s-Pasadena, Ca: Featured Soloist

Opera Pacific Overture Co.: Vienna to Broadway*

Angels of OCPAC-Mexico: A Night in Italy*

La Chiara di Prumiano Italy: Featured Soloist

A Night with John Raitt: Featured Soloist

JCC Menorah Theatre-O.C.: Broadway Showstoppers!*

Cypress Symphony: The Passion of Puccini*

Opera Pacific Dale Kristien Gala: Featured Quartet

Verdi Ristorante di Musica: Featured Soloist

Pacific Symphony Orch. Gala: A Night in Vienna*

Temple Bat Yahm Concert Series: Cantor’s Grand Concert*

proVoce Concert-CAMI Hall-NYC: Featured Soloist

Woodstock, NY Maverick Theatre: Vignettes of Broadway*

Cypress Symphony: Opera’s Greatest Moments*

St. Peter & St. Paul Church-NYC: A Celebration-Gershwin*

Capistrano Valley Concert Series: Featured Soloist

proVoce Concert- Davies Hall-NYC: Featured Soloist

*denotes performed as featured soloist

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OPERA, OPERETTA, MUSICAL THEATRE, AND THEATRICAL ROLES PERFORMED
Jan 1982 - Dec 2005
proVoce Studios

Laurey (Oklahoma!): Sebastian’s Theatre (O.C.)

Kate (Pirates of Penzance): Sebastian’s Theatre (O.C.)

Carrie (Carousel): Huntington Bch. Playhouse

Margot ( The Desert Song): Fullerton C.L.O.

Virginia (Who…Virginia Woolf?): South Coast Rep. Theatre

Maria (The Sound of Music): Mt. Adams Theatre (Ohio)

Maiden/Soloist (Camelot): Fullerton Civic Light Opera

Corie (Barefoot in the Park): Yuma Civic Center

Jill (Butterflies Are Free): Yuma Civic Theatre

The Girl (Spoon River Anth.): Yuma Civic Center

Laetitia (Old Maid & The Thief): Arizona Western Theatre

Lucy (The Telephone): Arizona Western Theatre

Tourier (Suor Angelica): Arizona Western Theatre

Gretel (Hansel & Gretel): Yuma Civic Center

Galatea (Acts & Galatea): Riverside Opera

Luisa (The Fantasticks): Mt. Adams Theatre (Ohio)

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Education

Performance and Eduction
Jan 1964 - Jan 1968
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Portuguese
Limited Proficiency
Russian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Most Distinguished Performer
Jun 1982
Huntington Beach Playhouse (Carousel)

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Daniel May Jul 22, 2017
Broadway Singing · In home

I first heard about Marianna while I was attending The Orange County High School of the Arts through a fellow student, Heidi Dean, who had this incredible voice and I knew I wanted to train with her. Marianna came to our school to see ‘Into the Woods’ and I met her after the show. Immediately her whole energy and aura was different than anyone I had ever met and we decided to train together. I would meet with Marianna every week and she would teach me these crazy voice exercises and really taught me how to shape and strengthen my voice. But Marianna taught me something and gives something to her students and the people in her life that goes beyond technique and vocal range. She gave me a confidence and connection to the artist in me, the professional in me, and the spirit that exists in all true artists. That is her true gift. I credit Marianna to my being cast in my first Broadway show, the revival of ‘Flower Drum Song’ starring Lea Salonga and still look to her for inspiration and direction. Let’s give and support Marianna back into the space where she can best share her gifts with the singers and artists who are waiting for her lesson.

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Krysta Rodriguez Jul 22, 2017
Broadway Singing · In home

Hi everyone this is Krysta Rodriguez and I am writing this from my home in New York City on behalf of my mentor, Marianna Giordano. I just love you Marianna so much. You have been a mentor, a teacher and a friend and just the most amazing support system I could ever have asked for. Thank you so much Marianna, I just cannot express my appreciation enough. You are beautiful and wonderful and have been so helpful to so many and we all love you and we know you love us and we would do anything for you as you have done for us.

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Brenda Hamilton Jul 22, 2017
Broadway Singing · In home

Marianna was my voice teacher as I transitioned from teenager to young woman. Not only was she an amazing voice teacher, but she instilled me with the confidence and inspiration necessary for the professional career that I have today. I will be forever grateful for her guidance and support. Love you Marianna!

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Anna Aimee White Jul 22, 2017
Broadway Singing · In home

Marianna came into my life when I was 15 years old. I’m so grateful she did. Not only is she an amazing vocal coach, but she was always a huge fan, confidence builder, and positive light. I looked forward to seeing her weekly. As my career has taken me away from my routine sessions with her, our relationship still stayed strong. I’m so blessed to have her friendship. I’ve always had her support over the years and she definitely has mine as she continues this journey she so bravely travels. Nothing will stop her from pushing forward and keeping that positive attitude. I love you Marianna!

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Allan Snyder Jul 22, 2017
Broadway Singing · In home

I started taking voice lessons with Marianna when I was 14 years old. At the time, I knew I loved musicals and I enjoyed singing, but I never thought of it as a possible profession. Working with her opened up new worlds for me, and she helped set me on course for a life as a musical theatre performer. Over 20 years later, she is still inspirational to me, still attends my performances when she can, and is still a dear friend. Every night I when I perform in The Phantom of the Opera, I think about working with her on songs from the show when I was a teenager. She is an amazing teacher and a remarkable woman.

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Amy Bloom Jul 22, 2017
Singing · In home

I remember walking into Marianna’s for the first time and not knowing my voice. I didn’t understand my instrument and I had no idea what I was capable of. 15 years later, I can look back with certainty and know that she is one of the main reasons why I have a singing career. She found a voice in me that no one else had cared to search for. She coaxed it out of me with patience and love and understanding- no other teacher had been that way with me before. I have never had a teacher since (in any regard) that I have trusted and learned as much from. She does anything and everything she can for her students and loves them like family. She is a rare gem in the entertainment industry and I am lucky to have found her at such an early age. I owe every dollar, every fulfilling moment I have had on stage, and every beautiful compliment I have received regarding my singing, to her. Without a doubt. Successful artists often talk about the coaches and fellow artists that they bring with them through-out their careers. The ones that bolster them and hone their sound in such a way that it isn’t the same without them. Marianna is one of those. The kind you are blessed to find, and hold onto for a lifetime.I remember walking into Marianna’s for the first time and not knowing my voice. I didn’t understand my instrument and I had no idea what I was capable of. 15 years later, I can look back with certainty and know that she is one of the main reasons why I have a singing career. She found a voice in me that no one else had cared to search for. She coaxed it out of me with patience and love and understanding- no other teacher had been that way with me before. I have never had a teacher since (in any regard) that I have trusted and learned as much from. She does anything and everything she can for her students and loves them like family. She is a rare gem in the entertainment industry and I am lucky to have found her at such an early age. I owe every dollar, every fulfilling moment I have had on stage, and every beautiful compliment I have received regarding my singing, to her. Without a doubt. Successful artists often talk about the coaches and fellow artists that they bring with them through-out their careers. The ones that bolster them and hone their sound in such a way that it isn’t the same without them. Marianna is one of those. The kind you are blessed to find, and hold onto for a lifetime.

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