Vocal Coach & Collaborative Pianist
Danielle Orlando is enjoying an active career as accompanist to many international opera singers as well as serving as a distinguished vocal coach and artistic consultant to several prestigious organizations throughout the musical world. She is Master Coach for the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Ms. Orlando has been seen on Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Live by Request on A&E and the Rosie O’Donnell Show accompanying celebrities Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli and Michael Bolton. She also appears in the Metropolitan Opera documentary The Audition.
Ms. Orlando collaborated with Luciano Pavarotti as accompanist, judge and artistic coordinator for the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competitions and spent nine seasons in Spoleto, Italy working with Gian Carlo Menotti for the Festival Dei Due Mondi. She was Artistic Administrator and Head of Music Staff for 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 world including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Dresden Semperoper and Savonlinna Opera Festival. She is a guest coach for WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, Palm Beach Opera’s Young Artist Program and a guest judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has had recent collaborations with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Most recently she served as the director of Curtis Opera Theatre.
Ms. Orlando has performed in the Châtelet (with bass Eric Owens), in the Supreme Court of the United States (with tenor Marcello Giordani and again with tenor Stephen Costello and soprano Ailyn Pérez) and in Carnegie Hall. She added recently the Harriman-Jewell recital series, Peralada Festival in Spain (soprano Angela Meade), Schubert Club (tenor James Valenti), Vocal Arts DC (Michael Fabiano), Festival Classique des Hautes- Laurentides (baritone Luis Ledesma), Drake University Jordan Concert Series, Florida Opera Festival, Music at the Morgan Library, recital at the Phillips Collection, FPC Concerts, Inc and the Astoria Music Festival.
Other residencies include Curtis Summerfest, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and University of Peking Academy of Opera in Beijing and Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Most recently, she and her husband Luis Ledesma worked with the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia and for Premiere Vocal Arts, as well as Bel Canto in Tuscany.