Principal Opera Coach
Danielle Orlando is an accompanist to many international opera singers, a vocal coach, and an artistic consultant to many prestigious musical organizations. She was accompanist, judge, and artistic coordinator for all of the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competitions. She worked with Gian Carlo Menotti and the Festival dei Due Mondi as artistic coordinator and coach for nine seasons. She was the artistic administrator and head of music staff for the Opera Company of Philadelphia; and has served on the music staffs of the Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Spoleto Festival (Charleston, S.C.), Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera, Wolf Trap Opera Company, AIMS (Graz, Austria), ECOV (Belgium), and Curso de Perfeccionamiento (Mexico).
Ms. Orlando is a guest judge for the annual Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and is a master coach for the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Her recent residencies include Junges Ensemble of the Dresden Semperoper, Oberlin in Italy, Palm Beach Opera Young Artist Program, WNO Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program,
Curtis Summerfest, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and University of Peking Academy of Opera in Beijing, China.
Ms. Orlando joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1986.