Adelmo Guidarelli

Adelmo Guidarelli


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«Baritone Adelmo Guidarelli was a first-rate Horace Tabor; not surprising, given that he’s one of the few opera singers who can lay claim to a MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) award for a cabaret show. You don’t get that without some theatre smarts.»
Chuck Lavazzi ~ KDHX St. Louis (2017)
«Adelmo Guidarelli’s entrance as the Sacristan at the beginning of Act I put the audience at ease immediately with his joviality, as he worked his way through the theater with a dust rag, wiping off the woodwork, creating the illusion that everyone was seated in an Italian church. His voice was both deep and powerful, cutting easily through the orchestra with a pleasing timbre.»
Janine Wanée ~ The Boston Musical Intelligencer (2017)
«Adelmo Guidarelli brings a flexible voice and tremendous gusto to the role of the stepfather Don Magnifico.»
Paul Hyde ~ Greenville News (2017)
2018Puccini: Madama ButterflySharpless
2017Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Magnifico
2017Verdi: AidaRamfis
2017Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Magnifico
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniLeporello
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniLeporello
2016Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Magnifico
2016Sullivan: H.M.S. PinaforeDick Deadeye
2016Heggie: Dead Man WalkingThe Warden
2015Rossini: La CenerentolaAlidoro
2015Verdi: La TraviataDr. Grenvil
2015Operation OperaOne man show
2015Man of La ManchaGovernor/Innkeeper
2014Puccini: ToscaSagrestano
2014L'occasione fa il ladroMartino
2014Puccini: Gianni SchicchiGianni Schicchi
2014Operation OperaOne man show
2013Moore D.: The Ballad of Baby DoeHorace Tabor
2013Donizetti: Don PasqualeDon Pasquale
2013Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaAlfio
2013Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Magnifico
2012Leoncavallo: PagliacciTonio
2012Sondheim: Sweeney ToddJudge Turpin
2012Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroFigaro
2011Puccini: Gianni SchicchiGianni Schicchi
2011Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaDon Bartolo


Luciano Pavarotti told Adelmo to “Make Opera Your Bible” when they first met and since that meeting early in his career he has strived to do so. After meeting Mr. Pavarotti, Adelmo was granted a Fellowship by international superstar Jerome Hines into his young artist program Opera Music Theater International (OMTI). Mr. Hines confirmed Mr. Pavarotti’s sentiment and Adelmo worked with him until his death. In addition to opera Mr. Guidarelli has hosted a TV show called “Voices Among Us”, won the 2011 MAC Award for “Best Comedy Performer” for the opera comedy show OPERATION OPERA, was invited by Ryan Seacrest to perform Mozart’s “Non più andrai” on his E! Channel series Bank of Hollywood, was heard on a national commercial for Lidia’s Italian Gourmet Kitchen and is a featured soloist on a German Children’s CD called "Der Kleine Tanzbar Schubidu". He is also part of the SONY MBA (Music Business Association) catalog singing the seasonal hits A Christmas Toast and Sing Your Song (lyrics by Michael MacKenzie Wills). His debut solo album titled “Treasured Songs of Italy & Germany” spawned an International Association of Independent Recording Artists (IAIRA) certified International #1 hit for his dual language version of “Funiculi, Funicula” and he won The Akademia Music Award for Best Gospel Song for his rendition of Sweet Little Jesus Boy. He is a voting member of The Recording Academy and an annual participant at the Grammy Awards.

Adelmo’s 2017 season includes Ramfis in Verdi’s AIDA with Pensacola Opera, Don Magnifico in Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA with Opera Tampa and Opera Ithaca and Leporello in Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI with Geneva Light Opera and Salt Marsh Opera.

Adelmo began 2016 as Dick Deadeye in Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. PINAFORE with Shreveport Opera then moved onto Bob Jones University as Don Magnifico in Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA and returned to Shreveport Opera as the Warden in Jake Heggie’s DEAD MAN WALKING.

He started his 2015 season co-producing a cast album with composer Stephen Melillo of Melillo’s work SON OF THE STORM on which Adelmo also takes on the role of Victor Frankenstein. He then moved on to Shreveport Opera as Alidoro in Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA and joined Central City Opera for the roles of Dr. Grenvil in Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA and the Inkeeper/Governor in Mitch Leigh’s MAN OF LA MANCHA for their Summer Festival. In December his one man opera comedy show Operation-Opera made its orchestral debut with The Garden State Philharmonic and he won The Akademia Music Award for Best Gospel Song for his rendition of Sweet Little Jesus Boy.

2014 highlights included the Sacristan in Puccini’s TOSCA with The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Martino in Rossini’s L’OCCASIONE FA IL LADRO with Little Opera Theatre of New York, baritone soloist at the Sanibel Music Festival with Opera Theater of Connecticut, his MAC AWARD winning show OPERATION OPERA made its Lincoln Center debut and he took on the title role in GIANNI SCHICCHI for Salt Marsh Opera.

In 2013 his roles included Horace Tabor in Douglas Moore’s THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE with Winter Opera of St. Louis, Don Magnifico in Rossin’s LA CENERENTOLA with Salt Marsh Opera, Dr. Nilch in THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERBUNNY for the Midtown International Theater Festival, Alfio in Mascagni’s CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA for The Altamura Summer Music Festival and Don Pasquale in Donizetti’s DON PASQUALE with Salt Marsh Opera.

In 2012 he was seen as Figaro in Mozart’s LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for The St. Petersburg Opera, Marcello in Puccini’s LA BOHEME with North Shore Music Festival, Judge Turpin in Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD with The St. Petersburg Opera and Tonio in Leoncavallo’s PAGLIACCI with Opera 691.

In 2011 he was seen as Dr. Bartolo in Rossini’s IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with Opera 691 and he had a hugely successful 4-week run of his show OPERATION OPERA at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where he became a favorite guest on the BBC’s Festival Café. In the U.S., OPERATION OPERA won Mr. Guidarelli the MAC Award for Best Comedy/Musical Comedy Performer in New York City where critics dubbed him “The Clown Prince of Opera”. The show was compared to the work of Victor Borge and Anna Russell. OPERATION OPERA also got him noticed by Ryan Seacrest who invited him to perform Mozart’s “Non più andrai” on his E! Channel series Bank of Hollywood. Mr. Guidarelli has worked with such operatic legends as, Luciano Pavarotti, Jerome Hines, Giulietta Simionato, Licia Albanese, Sherrill Milnes and Robert Merrill. In Europe he has performed with Opera Evreux of France; as a soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana in Italy; at The Vatican before Pope John Paul II; for Queen Elizabeth in the UK; as well as Spain, Portugal and Germany.

Mr. Guidarelli has been the recipient of career grants from The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges, The Amadeus Fund, The Bloomfield chapter of UNICO, The New Jersey Alliance for Performing Artists, The Columbians, The Caruso International Voice Competition, and from Richard and Donna Esteves.

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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Sharpless Pensacola Opera 2018
Rossini: La Cenerentola Don Magnifico No Opera Tampa 2017
Verdi: Aida Ramfis No Pensacola Opera 2017
Rossini: La Cenerentola Don Magnifico Opera Ithaca 2017
Mozart: Don Giovanni Leporello Geneva Light Opera 2017