Danielle Orlando

Principal Opera Coach

Danielle Orlando is an accompanist to many international opera singers and a vocal coach and artistic consultant to prestigious musical organizations throughout the world. She has appeared in performance with esteemed singers in such venues as the Théatre du Châtelet and Carnegie Hall; and for the United States Supreme Court, the Schubert Club, Vocal Arts D.C., Music at the Morgan Library, Good Morning America, and more. She also appears in the documentary The Audition.

Ms. Orlando served as accompanist, judge, and artistic coordinator for the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competitions and worked with Gian Carlo Menotti for the Festival dei Due Mondi 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, Washington National, and San Francisco operas; Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires; Dresden Semperoper; and Savonlinna Opera Festival.

Ms. Orlando is a guest judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a guest coach for the Domingo-Cafritz and Palm Beach young artist programs. Recent residencies include Curtis Summerfest, the University of Tennessee, and the Knoxville and University of Peking Academy of Opera in Beijing.

Ms. Orlando joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1986. She is also master coach at the Academy of Vocal Arts. 


From Overtones 

Infectious Enthusiasm: Danielle Orlando motivates young singers to be their best on the stage.