Dorothy Stone
 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND PRESIDENT

Dorothy Stone has taught and performed in opera, operetta, musical theatre and recitals throughout the United States, Europe and South America. In demand as both active performer and master teacher, she combines her unique and holistic style of teaching with a broad knowledge of vocal repertoire, encompassing a large variety of musical styles. She has traveled extensively to coach singers throughout the United States, France, Switzerland, Canada, England, Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia, Germany, Greece, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina.

 

TEACHER:

As an adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she taught for eight years, she authored and developed two specialized curriculums; “Singing for the Actor” and “Acting for the Singer”. In addition, she developed the studio program course curriculum “Singing for the Actor” at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City, where she was on the faculty for nine years.

 

PRODUCER:

In 2003 Ms. Stone founded the Campo Doro Vocal Institute in North Eastern Pennsylvania, through which she has offered courses to singers worldwide. Campo Doro Alumni, as well as numerous private students of Ms. Stone have gone on to careers performing both principal and ensemble roles in Opera and Concert, on Broadway and National Tours and International Productions of Broadway shows.     

 

PERFORMER:

Opera:

As a performer, Ms. Stone has earned critical acclaim on three continents for her interpretations of the leading roles in Verdi’s Aida, Il Trovatore, Otello, and Un Ballo in Maschera, as well as the soprano solo in his Requiem, both in the U.S. and with the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra. She has also performed leading roles in La Boheme, Carmen, Norma, The Dialogues of the Carmelites, The Rape of Lucretia, The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute and Hansel & Gretel.


Musical Theater:

Her musical theater roles have included the Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress, Katisha in The Mikado and Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance.


Competitions:

While living in Paris, Ms. Stone was one of 5 American representatives to the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Russia and was given special commendation for Foreign Language. She was also the only artist to be awarded the AROP Foundation Career Grant from the Paris Opera two years in a row.


Recitals:

She has performed more than 30 solo recitals, including appearances at Los Angeles’ Steinway Hall, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, New York’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and at the Museo Fernando Blanco in Buenos Aires.  

 


Private Studies & Development:

Ms. Stone studied voice and vocal pedagogy for 24 years with the late Bel Canto Master Cornelius L. Reid. She is also developing a one-woman show based on the life of actress and singer Lillian Russell. Ms. Stone divides her time between New York, where she maintains a very successful private studio, Pennsylvania and Europe.