Seacrest’s “Bank of Hollywood” Yields Met Audition Gold for Singing Security Guard

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First came THE 3 TENORS, then THE SOPRANOS, now... OPERATION ADELMO!

Adelmo Guidarelli performs The Marriage of Figaro on Bank of Hollywood

“Bank of Hollywood has opened many doors for me. This is a dream come true…”

Adelmo Guidarelli, the Times Square Security Guard who traveled to Hollywood recently to film a segment on the E! Entertainment Television reality program Bank of Hollywood produced by Ryan Seacrest, learned that after his show stopping performance of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro on “Bank of Hollywood” he’s been invited to audition for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Guidarelli said, “Bank of Hollywood has opened many doors for me. This is a dream come true. Nothing could make me happier, except maybe a National Tour of my one-man show OPERATION ADELMO.”

In the tradition of Peter Schickele and P.D.Q. Bach, OPERATION ADELMO is an elegant evening of irony and arias starring Adelmo Guidarelli, Times Square Security Guard by day and Opera Singer by night. Along with his romantic river-rumbling baritone voice, a voice that New York critics have compared to Ettore Bastianini and Robert Merrill, Guidarelli plays a multitude of musical instruments, such as guitar, banjo, ukulele, accordion, and kazoo as part of his one-man show OPERATION ADELMO. It’s a multi-genre production that has it all; pop, jazz, classic rock, opera, and even magic.

The Music Director for OPERATION ADELMO is Elaine Rinaldi. Rinaldi, the Founder and Music Director of Orchestra Miami, has worked closely with such opera luminaries as Renato Capecchi, Nico Castel, Sherrill Milnes, Mignon Dunn, Renata Scotto, Juan Pons, Judith Blegen and Dodi Protero, to name a few. As a recital accompanist, notable engagements have included performances with Metropolitan Opera stars Olga Makarina, Russell Thomas, and acclaimed soprano Patricia Johnson.

OPERATION ADELMO takes you on a song filled journey into Guidarelli’s world of music and mayhem - a world that critics have compared to Victor Borge and Anna Russell. On January 23, 2010 G&W Entertainment will be presenting an intimate performance of OPERATION ADELMO at the world famous Duplex, New York’s legendary piano bar and cabaret located in the heart of Greenwich Village.

OPERATION ADELMO, Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 10:00 pm, The Duplex, 61 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014. For reservations call 212-255-5438 or contact G&W Entertainment at 917-546-9042 - http://www.GandWLLC.com

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