Adelmo Guidarelli

Adelmo Guidarelli

GRAMMY award winning soloist Adelmo Guidarelli is known for having a voice that is “both deep and powerful” that cuts easily through the orchestra “with a pleasing timbre.”

Guidarelli returned to the stage in 2021 as the title role of Don Pasquale for Opera Las Vegas. This season, he will perform the role of Zuniga in Carmen for Salt Marsh Opera, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola for Tri-Cities Opera and Syracuse Opera, Sacristan in Tosca for Opera Las Vegas, and he has a role debut as Germont in La Traviata for Opera Theatre of Connecticut. Next season’s engagements include Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro for Shreveport Opera, and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte.

 

Calendar

Event Date
Apr 10
to
Apr 10
La Cenerentola
Don Magnifico
Tri-Cities Opera
Binghamton, New York
Event Date
May 1
to
May 1
La Cenerentola
Don Magnifico
Syracuse Opera
Syracuse, New York
Event Date
Jun 10
to
Jun 12
Tosca
Sacristan
Opera Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Event Date
Aug 11
to
Aug 14
La traviata
Germont
Opera Theatre of Connecticut
Clinton, CT

Artist Bio

GRAMMY award winning soloist Adelmo Guidarelli is known for having a voice that is “both deep and powerful” that cuts easily through the orchestra “with a pleasing timbre.”

Guidarelli returned to the stage in 2021 as the title role of Don Pasquale for Opera Las Vegas. This season, he will perform the role of Zuniga in Carmen for Salt Marsh Opera, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola for Tri-Cities Opera and Syracuse Opera, Sacristan in Tosca for Opera Las Vegas, and he has a role debut as Germont in La Traviata for Opera Theatre of Connecticut. Next season’s engagements include Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro for Shreveport Opera, and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte.

Prior operatic engagements include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Pensacola Opera; Frank in Die Fledermaus with Amarillo Opera, Capulet in Roméo et Juliette with Sarasota Opera, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Las Vegas and Opera Theater of Connecticut; Benoit/Alcindoro in La bohème with Salt Marsh Opera; his one man show, Operation Opera with The National Opera Center NYC; Leporello in Don Giovanni with Geneva Light Opera and Salt Marsh Opera; Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera Tampa; Morales/Zuniga in Carmen with Opera in Williamsburg; Sacristan in Tosca with New Jersey Festival Orchestra; Dick Deadeye in Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore; Sulpice in La fille du Regiment with the Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater; Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola with Opera Las Vegas; Alidoro in La Cenerentola and the Warden in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking with Shreveport Opera; and the role of Don Magnifico in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with Bob Jones University. Adelmo co-produced a cast album with composer Stephen Melillo of Melillo’s work “Son of the Storm” on which Adelmo took on the role of Victor Frankenstein and joined Central City Opera for the roles of Dr. Grenvil in La traviata and the Innkeeper/Governor in Mitch Leigh’s Man of la Mancha for their summer festival. In addition, Mr. Guidarelli performed Sacristan in Tosca with The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, Martino in L’Occasione fa il Ladro with Little Opera Theatre of New York and took on the title role in Gianni Schicchi and Don Pasquale for Salt Marsh Opera.

Other highlights include Horace Tabor in The Ballad of Baby Doe with Winter Opera of St. Louis, Dr. Nilch in The Adventures of Superbunny for the Midtown International Theater Festival, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana for the Altamura Summer Music Festival, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro and Judge Turpin in Sweeny Todd with St. Petersburg Opera, Marcello in La bohème with North Shore Music Festival and Tonio in Pagliacci with Opera 691. He also appeared as a soloist with the St. Johns Lattingtown Church and with Bravo Alliance, sung as a soloist at the Sanivel Music Festival with Opera Theatre of Connecticut and joined the Rhodes International Music Festival in Greece.

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 his opera comedy show Operation Opera, was invited by Ryan Seacrest to perform Mozart’s Non più andrai on his E! Channel series 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. His debut solo album titled “treasured Songs of Italy & Germany” spawned an IAIRA certified International #1 hit for his dual language version of “Funiculi, Funicula” and in 2015 his one man show, Operation Opera, made its symphonic debut with The Garden State Philharmonic. Mr. Guidarelli has been the recipient of career grants from The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges, The Amadeus Fund, The Bloomfield Chapter of UICO, The New Jersey Alliance for Performing Artists, The Columbians, The Caruso International Voice Competition and from Richard and Donna Esteves. Mr. Guidarelli was also featured in two SONY Play Station commercials.

Adelmo has worked with operatic legends such as, Luciano Pavarotti, Jerome Hines, Giulietta Simionato, Licia Albanes, Sherril Milnes and Robert Merrill. In Europe, he has performed with Opera Evreuz 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.

Updated May 14, 2022

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Press

"...deep, abounding voice..." – St. Petersburg Examiner

Le nozze di Figaro – “Guidarelli played the quick-witted Figaro with just the right balance of levelheadedness and tenderness. His deep, abounding voice was appropriately masculine and vigorous.”

"...stole nearly every scene..." – Taminophile

L’occasione fa il ladro – “Adelmo Guidarelli was charming as Parmenione’s Schleporello-like valet, Martino. A veteran comedy performer, Mr. Guidarelli stole nearly every scene he was in.”

"...a flexible voice and tremendous gusto..." – Greenville News

La Cenerentola – “Adelmo Guidarelli brings a flexible voice and tremendous gusto to the role of the stepfather Don Magnifico.”

"...a hysterically funny Don Magnifico..." – Broadway World

La Cenerentola – “A true buffo, Adelmo Guidarelli was a hysterically funny Don Magnifico whose great aria “Miei rampolli femminini” gave him a chance to play with his role and its fast patter. Thus, he showed the audience his excellent dramatic timing and various facets of Magnifico’s not-so-glorious character while singing fast and loud.”

"...an attractive, full-bodied, powerhouse sound...” – The Virginia Gazette

Carmen – “As Morales/Zuniga, Adelmo Guidarelli delivered an attractive, full-bodied, powerhouse sound!.”