Danielle Orlando

Hirsig Family Chair of Vocal Studies

Director, Vocal Studies and the Curtis Opera Theatre

Danielle Orlando

Danielle Orlando is an accompanist to international opera singers and a vocal coach and artistic consultant to prestigious musical organizations throughout the world. She has appeared with esteemed singers in such venues as the Phillips Collection, 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, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and many more. She also appears in the documentary The Audition. Ms. Orlando has performed recitals for the Harriman-Jewell Series and has appeared at the Florida Opera and Astoria Music festivals, Festival Castell de Peralada (Spain), and Festival International Hautes-Laurentides (Canada).

Ms. Orlando served as accompanist, judge, and artistic coordinator for the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competitions and worked with Gian Carlo Menotti at 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 Colón in Buenos Aires; Dresden Semperoper; and Savonlinna Opera Festival.

Ms. Orlando is a guest judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and presents master classes and coachings for young artist programs around the world. Recent residencies include Curtis Summerfest, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Peking University Academy of Opera in Beijing, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and the Domingo-Cafritz and Palm Beach young artist programs. She has served as faculty for Bel Canto in Tuscany, as a judge for the 2019 Bologna International Vocal Competition, and with Oberlin in Italy for over a decade.

Ms. Orlando holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Temple University, where she studied with Harvey Wedeen and Lambert Orkis. She also studied at the Eastman School of Music with David Burge.



In the News 

Curtis Names Eric Owens and Danielle Orlando to Lead the Vocal Studies Department Beginning in 2019-20


From Overtones 

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