Adelmo Guidarelli Sings Treasured Songs of Italy &[CD]
~ Adelmo Guidarelli
Adelmo Guidarelli (The Clown Prince of Opera) has recently come off a hugely successful 4- week run of his one-man show OPERATION ADELMO at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe where he appeared as a favorite guest on the BBC's Festival Café. OPERATION ADELMO also won him the 2011 MAC Award for Best Comedy/Musical Comedy Performer in New York City where American critics dubbed him The Clown Prince of Opera and compared his work to Victor Borge and Anna Russell. He was selected by Ryan Seacrest to present Mozart's "Non più andrai" on the E! Channel series Bank of Hollywood, produced in a joint venture with the BBC. Referred to as "The up-and-coming baritone of the decade" by Jerome Hines, his voice has been critically acclaimed by journalists from around the globe. Mr. Guidarelli has worked with such operatic legends as, Luciano Pavarotti, Giulietta Simionato, Licia Albanese, Sherrill Milnes and Robert Merrill. He has performed in Europe with Opera Evreux of France, as soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana in Imola, Italy, at The Vatican before Pope John Paul II, for Queen Elizabeth, as well as Spain, Portugal and Germany. In the USA he has appeared in the title role of DON GIOVANNI, GIANNI SCHICCHI, Silvio in I PAGLIACCI, Valentine in FAUST, Marcello in LA BOHEME, Figaro in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, and Papageno in THE MAGIC FLUTE, to name a few. As a recording artist, his voice was heard on a national radio commercial for Lidia's Italian Gourmet Kitchen and as a featured soloist on a German CD called 'Der kleine Tanzbar Schubidu'. His debut 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". Mr. Guidarelli co-hosted the RCN TV talk show 'Voices Among Us' which was also available for viewing on the internet. After a lively interview, guests got to sing a duet with the versatile Guidarelli. Notable guests included Renata Scotto, Kitty Carlisle Hart (in her final appearance), Ben Vereen, Margaret Whiting, Julie Wilson, and Andrea Marcovicci. He has been hailed as a polished professional with an incredible voice and charming ability to win over any age audience. He is equally at home in a concert hall, cabaret, or festival setting. He brings with him his Metropolitan Opera training and charisma to every performance. He 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 Richard and Donna Esteves. He is a voting member of The Recording Academy and an annual participant at the Grammy Awards.
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