Principal Opera Coach
Danielle Orlando is enjoying an active career as an accompanist to many international opera singers as well as serving as a distinguished vocal coach and artistic consultant to many prestigious organizations throughout the musical world. She is presently the Principal Opera Coach of The Curtis Institute of Music and a Master Coach for the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.
Ms. Orlando collaborated with Luciano Pavarotti as accompanist, judge, and artistic coordinator for all of the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competitions. She spent nine seasons in Spoleto, Italy working with Gian Carlo Menotti for the Festival Dei Due Mondi as artistic coordinator and coach for the operas, in addition to editing several of his compositions and performing annually in the festival recital series.
She was the Artistic Administrator and Head of Music Staff for the Opera Company of Philadelphia for many years and has served on the music staffs of numerous opera companies, festivals and young artist programs around the globe. These include the Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Teatro Colon in Bueonos Aires, Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera, Wolf Trap Opera Company, AIMS in Graz, Austria, ECOV in Belgium and Curso de Perfeccionamiento in Mexico. She is presently a guest judge for the annual Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was artist in residence for Opera North last season.
Ms. Orlando has performed with the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland where she will return this season on their music staff. She is also a master coach for Oberlin in Italy which is held in Arezzo and the principal judge in Budapest, Paris, and New York for Armel Opera Festival’s 2012 season which takes place in Szeged, Hungary. In 2013 she returns to the Washington National Opera and will also work with the Junges Ensemble of the Dresden Semperoper.
Meet the Faculty: Danielle Orlando
Overtones, Fall-Winter 1990