“An Elegant Evening of Irony and Arias!”

Operation Opera starring Adelmo Guidarelli delights audiences with virtuoso operatic singing and paralyzes them with laughter while taking them on an inspiring journey into a world of music and comedy that New York critics compared 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.

With an irreverent attitude towards the pomposity of opera, 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) 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. 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