“An Elegant Evening of Irony and Arias!”

Operation Opera is a musical comedy variety show that delights audiences with the powerful voice of its star, Grammy Award Winner Adelmo Guidarelli and paralyzes them with laughter while taking them on an inspiring journey through the history of pop music—from Mozart to Elvis. New York critics compared Operation Opera to Victor Borge.

Operation Opera’s distinctive blend of vintage madness weaves well-known opera arias and their pop culture counterparts into musical gold. Its Music Hall style allows it to encompass everything from a night at the opera to a day with Bugs Bunny on the Warner Brothers lot.

Operation Opera shows audiences that we are surrounded by opera every day and gently reminds us that opera can be fun and enjoyed by all.

“A hilarious tour-de-opera!”


OPERATION OPERA (The Show) 2018: Headlined the PMI Room at the SouthArts Conference at Orlando’s Caribe Royale Hotel. 2017: Performed a Christmas Spectacular at the National Opera Center. 2015: Made its sold out orchestral debut with the Garden State Philharmonic. 2014: Debuted at Lincoln Center to a sold out crowd. 2013: Played to standing room only at the National Opera Center in celebration of National Opera Week. 2012: Sold out engagement at Symphony Space, NYC. The show was also invited to appear before members and special dignitaries at The Union League Club in Manhattan and gave a special performance in Haddam, Connecticut to teach over three hundred children about the magic of opera. 2011: Operation Opera gave Adelmo Guidarelli a platform to win the MAC award for Best Musical Comedy Performer. Operation Opera made its UK premiere with 28 performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where selections from the show were also performed on BBC’s Festival Café. Before returning to New York, Operation Opera was invited to give a private performance in the Yester House ballroom on the Yester Estate, the Scottish home of the late opera composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Operation Opera was a contender for the MTM:UK Musical Theatre Matters Awards. 2010: A stream of full performances up and down the East Coast starting with a presentation in the Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, The Robert Shackleton Playhouse in Cape May, New Jersey, the Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook, New Jersey, Harmony Hall Regional Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and some of the best known clubs in New York City, including The Triad, Don’t Tell Mama, and The Duplex. 2009: Ryan Seacrest used selections from Operation Opera on the first season of his reality television show “Bank of Hollywood” - a joint venture between E Channel and the BBC. 2009: The Bridge Theatre, NYC as part of the APAP Global Arts Conference. 2008: New York Fringe Festival - The world famous Spiegelworld played host to Operation Opera in their beautiful Deluxe venue. 2007: Rome, Italy to entertain the global software giant, SAP and its delegates at their international conference. From there, Operation Opera went on to Las Vegas and played to standing ovations at the Family Music Center. 2006: The Darien Arts Center - Darien, Connecticut.  Then, an Off-Broadway run at The York Theatre in August and returning to The York in December for their 2006/2007 holiday season.


Operation Opera starring Adelmo Guidarelli

And a variety of instruments not usually linked to opera

  1. Bullet  Accordion

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Operation Opera starring Adelmo Guidarelli  Banjo

  3. G&W LLC  Castanets

  4.   Claves

  5. Bullet  Cymbals

  6. Bullet  Flute

  7. Bullet  Guitar

  8. Bullet  Kazoo

  9. Bullet  Maracas

  10. Bullet  Tambourine

  11. Bullet  Train Whistle

  12. Bullet  Triangle

  13. Bullet  Trombone

  14. Bullet  Ukulele

Music by the following

composers & lyricists

Irving Berlin, Georges Bizet, Alexander Borodin, Joseph A. Burke, Robert Burns, Lou Busch, Giovanni Capurro, Leon Carr, Harry Carroll, Frédéric Chopin, Leo Corday, Eduardo Di Capua, Benny Davis,Gaetano Donizetti, Mark Fisher, George Forrest, Pat Genaro, Wally Gold, Ludovic Halévy, Al Hoffman,Francis Scott Key, Francis Lai, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Henry Mancini,Michael Maltese, Joseph McCarthy, Henri Meilhac, Theodore Metz, Vic Mizzy, Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart, Jack Norworth, Jacques Offenbach, Amilcare Ponchielli, Lorenzo da Ponte, Louis Prima, Giacomo Puccini, Sergei Rachmaninov, Peter Radcliffe, Anthony L. Ray, Richard Rodgers, Gioacchino Rossini, Aaron H. Schroeder, Tony Sepe, Allan Sherman, Sunny Skylar, Arthur Sullivan, Franz von Suppe, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Albert Von Tilzer, Giuseppi Verdi, Richard Wagner, Michael MacKenzie Wills, Bobby Worth, and Robert Wright