Adelmo Guidarelli

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When GRAMMY award winning soloist Adelmo Guidarelli met Luciano Pavarotti, Mr. Pavarotti told him to “Make Opera Your Bible” and since that meeting he has strived to do so. In addition to opera, Mr. Guidarelli landed two national TV commercials for SONY’s PS4 Pro “Opera Campaign,” one of which debuted during the 2018 Super Bowl game day coverage on NBC. He is a featured soloist on the GRAMMY award winning album “All The Sounds” by Lucy Kalantari and The Jazz Cats as “Mr. Opera Man” and has hosted a TV show called “Voices Among Us.” He won The 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.

2020 engagements include a company debut with Sarasota Opera in Puccini’s La BOHEME as Benoit and Gounod’s ROMÉO & JULIETTE as Capulet, Operation Opera at The Bonita Springs Performing Arts Center, a company debut with Helena Symphony as Morales/Zuniga in Bizet’s CARMEN, a company and role debut with On Site Opera as Bartolo in Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville at Caramoor, a role debut with Opera Theater of Connecticut as Germont in Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA and a return to Salt Marsh Opera as Zuniga in Bizet’s CARMEN.

Adelmo’s 2019 season began with a performance of The Buffos with Harrison Friends of the Opera followed by his company debut as The Sacristan in Puccini’s TOSCA with NJ Festival Orchestra. Next, The Buffo’s travel to Williamsburg, Virginia for an afternoon concert series with Opera in Williamsburg. He then moves on to Opera Las Vegas in his role debut as Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’ELISIR D’AMORE a role he then reprises with Opera Theater Connecticut the following month. He then heads to Amarillo Opera for a company and role debut as Frank in Johann Strauss II DIE FLEDERMAUS. He closed out his year by singing the Canadian Anthem and National Anthem at Madison Square Garden for the NY Rangers Vs. The Toronto Maple Leafs.

Adelmo’s 2018 season is his busiest yet with 7 role debuts! It starts with Pensacola Opera in a role debut as Sharpless in Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY then Opera Tampa in another role debut as Bartolo in Mozart’s LE NOZZE DI FIGARO. Next he joins Opera in Williamsburg for a company and roles debut as Morales/Zuniga in Bizet’s CARMEN and then returns to the role of Don Magnifico in Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA making his company debut with Opera Las Vegas. He then joins The Wendy Taucher Opera Theater on Martha’s Vineyard for a role and company debut as Sulpice in Donizetti’s LA FILLE DU REGIMENT and returns to Salt Marsh Opera for his roles debut as Benoit/Alcindoro in Puccini’s LA BOHEME. He will also be making his debut at The Rhodes International Music Festival in Rhodes, Greece.

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.

Adelmo Guidarelli News

Palm Beach Opera Opens 2024 Season With TOSCA

Featuring high-voltage drama and a sensuous score, all set against the backdrop of real-life locations in Rome, Palm Beach Opera opens its highly-anticipated 2024 Season with Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca,” 100 years after that great composer’s death in November 1924.

Palm Beach Opera Reveals Star-Studded Cast for 2024 Season

Palm Beach Opera has announced the world-class cast for its 2024 Season, which features Puccini’s “Tosca,” Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman,” and for the first time in 15 years, Bellini’s “Norma,” all beginning in January next year. Learn more about the cast and the full season here!

Feature: Passport to Broadway Returns with VIRTUAL BROADWAY GLOBAL AUDITION

New York-based Passport to Broadway returns with another program for Indonesian performers aspiring to be the next Broadway star. Passport to Broadway has previously worked with Indonesian students by providing various training programs, workshops, and information sessions in performing arts.

Classical WSMR To Broadcast Past Productions Of Sarasota Opera

Six popular Sarasota Opera past productions will be broadcast on Classical WSMR radio beginning Saturday, October 23rd at 1pm Eastern Time: Verdi's Otello (2012), D'Albert's Tiefland (2018) on October 30th, Puccini's La bohème (2020) on November 6th, Montemezzi's The Love of Three Kings (L'amore dei tre rei) (2017) on November 13th, and more.

Brian Cheney Headlines Salt Marsh Opera's CARMEN

Southeastern Connecticut's premiere opera company, Salt Marsh Opera, is celebrating its 20th Season with Bizet's masterpiece, Carmen with a well rounded and exciting cast. Jessica Ann Best will make her role debut as Carmen alongside rising star tenor Brian Cheney as Don Jose.

LA BOHEME Will Open Sarasota Opera Winter Festival in February

Love is in the air on Saturday, February 8 at 7pm, when Sarasota Opera opens the 2020 Winter Opera Festival with Puccini's La bohème. The melodious love story follows a group of friends - starving artists and intellectuals - living a bohemian lifestyle in 1830's Paris. They struggle with poverty, but never let hardship bring them down. Along the way, Rodolfo and Mimì fall in love-and it doesn't get much more romantic than young love in Paris in the winter. La bohème will have thirteen performances through March 21, 2020. Tickets start at $19. For more information, visit, call (941) 328-1300, or visit the box office at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.

The Buffo's Opera Duo To Open Festival In Greece

The Buffo's, a concert act featuring duets and arias of beloved comedic opera roles sung by Stefanos Koroneos (Captain Michael/Berlin Philharmonic, El Gato con Botas/Gotham Chamber Opera conducted by Neil Goren and directed by Moises Kaufman, and La Traviata/Bolshoi Theater directed by Franco Zeffirelli) and Adelmo Guidarelli (star of SONY's PS4 Pro Opera National TV Campaign, Operation Opera/Lincoln Center, La Cenerentola/Opera Las Vegas), will be presented September 5, 2018 in Rhodes Greece at the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes--a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pianist Frixos Mortzos of the Greek National Opera will accompany them.

Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats Present All The Sounds Plus Album Release Shows

This August Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats deliver All The Sounds, an emotive and jazzy collection of all-ages songs. 10 original tunes feature robust lyrics, strong orchestration and music that calls attention to the amazing sounds that surround us and how they connect us and influence our lives.

BWW Review: LA CENERENTOLA at JUDY Bayley Theatre

Cinderella has fled the royal ball having left her bracelet with the Prince as a remembrance. On June 8, 23018, Opera Las Vegas presented a jubilant version of Gioacchino Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA) in Las Vegas at the University of Nevada's Judy Bayley Theatre. Director Audrey Chait injected some form of comedy, often slapstick, into every possible situation and the result was an evening of one laugh after another.

The Super Bowl and Opera Come Together via Baritone Adelmo Guidarelli

Opera singer Adelmo Guidarelli appeared in a Super Bowl LII pre-game show commercial singing the praises of SONY's new PS4 Pro with 4K graphics. Sunday's televised launch marked the first in a series of commercials, starring Guidarelli, for SONY's latest advertising campaign called 'Opera.' In keeping with their 'Greatness Awaits' mantra, Sony has paired the emotions conjured by Guidarelli's operatic voice with the intensity gamers feel when looking at 4K graphics. 'PS4 Pro, dynamic 4K,' Guidarelli sings while footage of games such as God of War, Far Cry 5, and Monster Hunter: World flash across the screen--'So beautiful, can't look away...' really reflects the gamer's passion for the art of video game play. The fervent connection felt by opera lovers is evoked in the roaring crescendo of Guidarelli's 4K themed gamer aria.


The Operation Opera Christmas Spectacular will be presented for one matinee holiday extravaganza at the National Opera Center on December 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. This song packed performance is the only place in town where one can hear a dozen operas, plus a full juke-box of pop tunes and Christmas carols.

The Operation Opera Announces Christmas Spectacular

The Operation Opera Christmas Spectacular will be presented at the National Opera Center on December 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. by non-profit theatre company Rabbit Hole Theatricks, Inc. This production marks a return to the National Opera Center for Operation Opera, which played at Lincoln Center and then went on to make its orchestral debut with the Garden State Philharmonic.

Opera Ithaca Presents CINDERELLA

Opera Ithaca presents Rossini's comic masterpiece, Cinderella, May 12th thru 14th at the Hangar Theatre marking the 200th anniversary of the premiere of the opera. Norm Johnson directs with choreography by Tucker Davis and featuring the dance ensemble of the Tucker Davis Dance Company. Opera Ithaca Music Director, Richard Montgomery, conducts the orchestra in a reduced orchestration by Magnus Gilljam from London's touring production with English Pocket Opera.

Opera Tampa Presents CINDERELLA (LA CENERENTOLA), 2/10, 2/12

The 22nd season of Opera Tampa continues with Cinderella (La Cenerentola). Performances are Today, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m., in Morsani Hall.

Opera Tampa Presents CINDERELLA (LA CENERENTOLA), 2/10, 2/12

The 22nd season of Opera Tampa continues with Cinderella (La Cenerentola). Performances are Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m., in Morsani Hall.

Garden State Philharmonic to Make Debut with Adelmo Guidarelli and His One-Man Show OPERATION OPERA

Operation Opera, the MAC Award-winning super hit of the Edinburgh Festival starring Adelmo Guidarelli, follows its sold out debut at Lincoln Center by appearing as guest artist with the Garden State Philharmonic (Anthony LaGruth, Artistic Director and Conductor) for a 60th Anniversary seasonal concert celebration on Saturday, December 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, 1 College Drive, Toms River, New Jersey.

OPERATION OPERA Comes to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 7/31-8/10

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein announced today that Operation Opera, the MAC Award-winning super hit of the Edinburgh Festival, will perform a limited two-week engagement at Feinstein's at the Nikko -- July 31 through August 10, 2014.

59E59 Theaters Presents OPPORTUNITY MAKES THE THIEF, Now thru 3/2

59E59 Theaters welcomes the Little Opera Theatre of NY in its return with Rossini's comic opera OPPORTUNITY MAKES THE THIEF (L'OCCASIONE FA IL LADRO OSSIA IL CAMBIO DELLA VALIGIA), directed by Philip Shneidman and conducted by James Bagwell.

59E59 Theaters Presents OPPORTUNITY MAKES THE THIEF, 2/22 - 3/2

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to announce that the Little Opera Theatre of NY returns with Rossini's comic opera OPPORTUNITY MAKES THE THIEF (L'OCCASIONE FA IL LADRO OSSIA IL CAMBIO DELLA VALIGIA).

Little Opera Theatre of NY to Present Rossini's OPPORTUNITY MAKES THE THIEF at 59E59 Theaters, 2/22-3/2

The Little Opera Theatre of NY announces its Winter 2014 production of Gioachino Rossini's one-act rarity, Opportunity Makes the Thief (L'occasione fa il ladro, ossia Il cambio della valigia ). Eight performances will be presented from February 22 through March 2, 2014 at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Performance times are 8:15 pm for Fridays and Saturdays, including February 22, February 28, and March 1; 7:15 pm for Tuesday-Thursday performances, including February 25, 26, 27, and 3:15 pm for two Sunday matinees, February 23, and March 2. Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Member), and can be purchased online at ; by phone at (212) 279-4200; or at the 59E59 Theaters' Box Office.

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