2012 productions: Mr. Guidarelli is performing the role of Figaro in Mozart’s LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for the St. Petersburg Opera - Mark Sforzini, conductor; the role of Marcello in Puccini’s LA BOHEME for the North Shore Music Festival - Anthony LaGruth, conductor; the role of Judge Turpin in Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD for the St. Petersburg Opera - Mark Sforzini, conductor; and the role of Tonio in Leoncavallo’s PAGLIACCI at the Carl Pfeifer Performing Arts Center. 2013 productions currently include the role of Horace Tabor in Douglas Moore’s THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE at Winter Opera, St. Louis - Steve Jarvi, conductor. In 2011 he played the role of Dr. Bartolo in Rossini’s IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at the Carl Pfeifer Performing Arts Center and had a hugely successful 4-week run of his show OPERATION OPERA at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where he became a favorite guest on the BBC’s Festival Café. In the US, OPERATION OPERA won Mr. Guidarelli the MAC Award for Best Comedy/Musical Comedy Performer in New York City where critics dubbed him “The Clown Prince of Opera”. The show was compared to the work of Victor Borge and Anna Russell. OPERATION OPERA also got him noticed by Ryan Seacrest who invited him to perform Mozart’s “Non più andrai” on his E! Channel series Bank of Hollywood. Mr. Guidarelli has worked with such operatic legends as, Luciano Pavarotti, Jerome Hines, Giulietta Simionato, Licia Albanese, Sherrill Milnes and Robert Merrill. In Europe he has performed with Opera Evreux 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. Favorite roles include performing the title role in DON GIOVANNI and GIANNI SCHICCHI, Silvio in I PAGLIACCI, Valentine in FAUST, and Papageno in THE MAGIC FLUTE. Mr. Guidarelli co-hosted the RCN TV and internet talk show "Voices Among Us". As a recording artist, his voice was heard on a national commercial for Lidia’s Italian Gourmet Kitchen and as a featured soloist on a German CD called "Der kleine Tanzbar Schubidu". 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”. He is a voting member of The Recording Academy and an annual participant at the Grammy Awards.
Mr. Guidarelli 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 from Richard and Donna Esteves.