Don Marrazzo possesses extensive experience as a voice teacher and non-profit arts management professional in the areas of executive management; artistic administration; programming and casting; young artist program development; and community and educational outreach.
Mr. Marrazzo is Head of the Classical Voice Department and Professor of Voice at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Additionally, he has maintined a private teaching studio since 2002. Students from his studio have performed with opera companies, Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters, and orchestras throughout the United States and Europe including The Metropolitan Opera; The Dallas Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival; Opera Philadelphia; Opéra de Lyon, Oper Bonn, American Globe Theatre, the Richard Rodgers Theatre, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. They have won awards and honors from many organizations including The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; the George London Foundation; The Sullivan Awards; the Fritz & Lavinia Jensen Foundation Competition; the Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges; and the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust.
Mr. Marrazzo has served as a judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, presented seminars and masterclasses for Dawn Upshaw’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard College Conservatory of Music; the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS); Opera Viva! In Verona, Italy; the Margreet Honig Summer Academy in Austria; Red River Lyric Opera; Penn State University; Temple University; and the Resonanz Singer Training Program, and has served as a presenter and panelist for singer training forums with OPERA America.
From 2011-2013, Mr. Marrazzo was the Executive Director of Astral Artists, an organization committed to the discovery, development, and promotion of the nation’s most gifted emerging classical musicians. From 2006-2010, Mr. Marrazzo was the Director of Casting & Artistic Operations for Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, New York. He revitalized Glimmerglass’ mainstage casting, raised its acclaimed Young American Artists Program to an unprecedented level of achievement, and created relationships and fostered collaborations with a number of renowned organizations, companies, and artists including the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), The Morgan Library and Museum, the Bavarian State Opera, baritones Håkan Hagegård and François Le Roux, and pianist Steven Blier. Mr. Marrazzo first joined Glimmerglass as its Director of Public Relations in 2005, serving as chief representative to the local, regional, national, and international media, and liaison to the local community. A strong advocate of arts education, Mr. Marrazzo created numerous educational outreach initiatives during his tenure at Glimmerglass.
A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Mr. Marrazzo holds degrees in vocal performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Sweelinck Conservatorium, as well as an M.M. in Classical Voice Pedagogy and Performance and an M.F.A in Voice Pedagogy for Musical Theatre from Penn State University.