Praised for his “felicitous sound and a classy, natural way with a phrase”, North American performer Kyle Guglielmo is emerging as a singing actor equally at home in the opera house, the theatre, and the recording studio. Freshly settled in Hamilton, Ontario, Mr. Guglielmo recently made his Canadian theatrical debut as Macalister Smile in A Modicum of Freedom by Ryan Sero with MakeArtTheatre. Following that production he played Tommy in John Patrick Shanley’s The Dreamer Examines his Pillow with Flint and Steel Productions. Later this season Mr. Guglielmo will debut his first Haydn’s Creation as the bass soloist with Chorus Hamilton. In the spring he will take part in the Hamilten Festival of short plays at the Staircase Theatre, followed by a performance of Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with the Choir of St. Jude’s Anglican Church in Oakville. Mr. Guglielmo is active as a voice artist; he can be heard as the announcer on the upcoming podcast Dead Set on Living.
In 2017 Mr. Guglielmo made his debut with Little Opera Theater of New York in the local premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players and joined the roster of the Princeton Festival to both make his role debut as the Duke (Don Carrasco) and cover Don Quixote in the Festival's summer production of Man of La Mancha. Mr. Guglielmo began the 2017–2018 season joining Piedmont Opera as Ponchel in the North Carolina premiere of Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night.
Highlights of Mr. Guglielmo's 2016 activity include his Carnegie Hall debut as the Celebrant in Bernstein's Celebrations from MASS with the Yale Symphony, arranged and conducted by Maestro John Mauceri, and his debut with Brooklyn's LoftOpera as the Deuxième Coryphée in Le comte Ory.
Establishing a presence in New York's contemporary opera scene, Mr. Guglielmo created roles in three world premieres with American Opera Projects: Brodess/Overseer in Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed that Line to Freedom by Nkeiru Okoye, Dax in The Companion by Robert Paterson and David Cote, and Calvin Griffith in the concert premiere of The Summer King by Dan Sonenberg. He also created the role of Dr. Pill in the world premiere of Daron Hagen's Little Nemo in Slumberland at Sarasota Opera and has performed the role of Calvin Griffin in Portland Ovations' production of The Summer King.
Mr. Guglielmo's notable musical theater performances include Curly in Oklahoma! at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, broadcast in HD on North Carolina Public Television, and Giuseppe Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza with Piedmont Opera. He can be heard as a Collegian in Jerome Kern's Roberta on the New World Records 2014 cast album.
Mr. Guglielmo is an alumnus of the William Esper Studio in Manhattan, the A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute (University of North Carolina School of the Arts), and Georgia State University, in addition to fulfilling a young artist residency with Sarasota Opera.