Danielle Orlando serves as Master Coach on the music faculty of The Academy of Vocal Arts and is currently the Principal Opera Coach at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Ms. Orlando collaborated for many years with renowned tenor Luciano Pavarotti as accompanist, judge, and artistic coordinator for all of the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competitions. She also spent nine seasons working with Gian Carlo Menotti for the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy as the artistic coordinator and coach for the operas, in addition to editing several of his compositions and performing recitals with the festival.
Ms. Orlando is associated with many opera companies, festivals, and young artist programs, including The Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Washington National Opera (where she has collaborated with Placido Domingo), Michigan Opera Theater, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Opera, Portland Opera, Wolf Trap Opera Company, Festival dei Due Mondi in Charleston, South Carolina, American Institute of Music Studies in Graz, Austria, European Center for Vocal Arts in Belgium, the Merola Program at San Francisco Opera, Curso Intensivo de Perfeccionamiento de Opera in Mexico, Opera New Jersey, and Arizona Opera.
Ms. Orlando has been spending her summers in Europe, working for Oberlin in Italy in Arezzo and for the Florence Voice Seminar in Florence, Italy. In addition, she is on the music staff of the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland where she performs and works with international singers, conductors, and directors. She continues to judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions across the United States.
Ms. Orlando began her piano studies at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia and continued at the Eastman School of Music in New York. She earned a Master of Music in Piano Performance (summa cum lauda) at Temple University where she has been named to The Gallery of Success. She regularly accompanies internationally recognized artists and has performed on Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Live by Request on A&E, the Rosie O’Donnell Show and Larry King Live accompanying celebrities Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, and Michael Bolton. Ms. Orlando accompanied tenor Marcello Giordani in recital at the Supreme Court of the United States.