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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, including the title role in Don Pasquale, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Le nozze di Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni, and Don Alphonso in Così fan tutte. Other notable roles include the title roles in Falstaff and Gianni Schicchi, the Sacristan in Tosca, Benoit/Alcindoro in La bohème, and Sulpice in La fille du régiment.


Last season, Mr. Guidarelli sang Don Magnifico in Toledo Opera’s La Cenerentola, the Sacristan in Palm Beach Opera’s Tosca, Count Capulet in Opera Idaho’s Roméo et Juliette, and Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with both Virginia Opera and in his return to Tri-Cities Opera. He also returned to Central City Opera as Major General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance. This season he returns to Opera Las Vegas as Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia and he makes his house début with Fort Worth Opera as Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola.



"...commanded his every scene..." – Opera Today 

Roméo et Juliette – Veteran baritone Adelmo Guidarelli commanded his every scene as Comte Capulet and found a meaningful and affecting emotional arc transforming from the domineering father to the grieving patriarch, who sowed the seeds that led to his own consuming sorrow... his burnished legato singing still made its effect, and his domineering proclamations were overwhelmingly powerful as they rang out in the theatre. His keening over the bodies of first Tybalt, then Juliet were among the most honestly heartfelt moments in the entire show.


"... big Baritone and easy humor..." – South Florida Classical Review

Tosca – As the Sacristan, Adelmo Guidarelli’s big Baritone and easy humor made him the portrait of rustic piety.


"His delicious hamming and in-character singing were crowd pleasers..." – Opera News 

Kiss Me Kate – Among the plentiful supporting roles, Adelmo Guidarelli managed to bring consistent comic relief to his endless tough-guy posing, finally breaking out (while working in front of the curtain) in the show's other-extended number, Brush Up Your Shakespeare. His delicious hamming and in-character singing were crowd pleasers...


"...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.


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

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


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