Praised for her “glowing-amber timbre” (Voix Des Arts), mezzo-soprano Danielle Romano is currently pursuing her graduate studies at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute under the instruction of Dr. Marilyn Taylor.
During her time at Fletcher, Romano has been featured as Julia in Kirk Mecham’s “The Rivals,” Alcina in Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Orlando Paladino,'' Pierotto in Gaetano Donizetti’s “Linda di Chamounix” and Erminella in John Musto’s “Volpone.” In 2022, Romano made her debut with Piedmont Opera singing the role of Annina in Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata.” In concert, Romano sang the role of Hamor in Handel’s oratorio Jeptha with the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra.
Romano holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Anthony Dean Griffey. During her time at Eastman, Romano participated in productions of "L'incoronazione di Poppea," "Orfeo ed Euridice" and "Don Giovanni," as well as the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s production of "The Mother of Us All." In addition to performing, she has worked as an assistant stage manager and backstage for Eastman Opera Theater’s wardrobe crew.
Romano was born and raised in Philadelphia where she has sung under the baton of maestro Yannick Nézet Séguin at The Kimmel Center and performed in Girard Academic Music Program's productions of "West Side Story," "Shrek The Musical" and "Fiddler on the Roof." She has sung internationally with Umbrian Serenades in Spain, and throughout Italy with the Philadelphia International Opera Theater. When she is not singing, Romano enjoys playing piano, writing music and going for evening walks.
B.M. Vocal PerformanceEastman School of Music