Adelmo Guidarelli

Adelmo Guidarelli

GRAMMY award winning Baritone Adelmo Guidarelli is one of opera’s busiest singing actors sought after for the Italian character parts in operas by Donizetti, Rossini, and Mozart such as the title role in Don Pasquale, Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, Bartolo in The Barber of Seville and Le Nozze di Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni  and Don Alphonso in Così Fan Tutte. Other notable roles include Falstaff in Falstaff, Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi, the Sacristan in Tosca, Benoit and Alcindoro in La Bohème, and Sulpice in The Daughter of the Regiment. 

Last season, Guidarelli performed 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, Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro for Shreveport Opera, and had a role debut as Germont in La Traviata for Opera Theatre of Connecticut. This season’s engagements include Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Shreveport Opera, and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with Cedar Rapids Opera.

 

Calendar

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
Event Date
Nov 12
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Bartolo
Shreveport Opera
Shreveport, LA
Event Date
Jan 20
to
Jan 22
Così fan tutte
Don Alfonso
Cedar Rapids Opera
Cedar Rapid, IA

Artist Bio

GRAMMY award winning Baritone Adelmo Guidarelli is one of opera’s busiest singing actors sought after for the Italian character parts in operas by Donizetti, Rossini, and Mozart such as the title role in Don Pasquale, Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, Bartolo in The Barber of Seville and Le Nozze di Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni  and Don Alphonso in Così Fan Tutte. Other notable roles include Falstaff in Falstaff, Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi, the Sacristan in Tosca, Benoit and Alcindoro in La Bohème, and Sulpice in The Daughter of the Regiment. 

Last season, Guidarelli performed 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, Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro for Shreveport Opera, and had a role debut as Germont in La Traviata for Opera Theatre of Connecticut. This season’s engagements include Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Shreveport Opera, and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with Cedar Rapids Opera.

Guidarelli returned to the stage in 2021 as the title role of Don Pasquale for Opera Las Vegas. 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.

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 featured on BBC Scotland live from Edinburgh, 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.” 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 is a voting member of The Recording Academy and an annual participant at the Grammy Awards.

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 September 1, 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!.”