Master Opera Coach
Lisa Keller was educated at Catholic University, receiving a degree in piano performance; and at the Brevard Music Center summer program. She received her master’s degree with the same distinction from Duquesne University, where she studied with Metropolitan Opera coach Warren Jones.
Upon finishing her graduate work, Ms. Keller was invited by Pittsburgh Opera general director Tito Capobianco to join the company as principal répétiteur, as well as coach and accompanist for its young artist program. She later served as pianist and vocal coach for the Hartt School of Music, Connecticut Concert Opera, and West Chester University School of Music.
Ms. Keller has studied with Maurizio Arena and served as vocal coach for the Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera program in Oderzo, Italy. She has served on the music staffs of Opera Philadelphia, Opera Colorado, New Jersey Opera Theater, Wexford Festival Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Santa Fe Opera. She was principal pianist for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s recent performances of Salome; workshops of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain; and, with Opera Philadelphia, the world premieres of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD by Daniel Schnyder and Breaking the Waves by Missy Mazzoli.
Ms. Keller joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2004.