Related Vocal Studies (College)
Born in Italy, Stefano Baldasseroni began studying drums at the age of 4 and by his late 20s he had recorded and toured as a drummer with many world renowned artists such as Frank Zappa’s former Mothers of Invention “The Grandmothers”, Italian diva Patty Pravo, Academy Award’s nominated actor Giancarlo Giannini and EMI platinum artist Moony. After moving to NYC in 2010, besides working as a session drummer, he began working as an Italian language teacher and diction coach for productions at Manhattan School of Music (Falstaff, Lucia, Capuleti e i Montecchi, Luisa Miller, La Bohème and Don Pasquale). In 2012 he was the Italian coach for the summer program, Opera Siena (Suor Angelica and Orlando).
In 2016 he was asked by Dolora Zajick to work with the students in her summer program, Institute for Young Dramatic Voices in which he used his skills as a drummer to work with all the singers on rhythm, as well as Italian diction.
In September 2016 he was hired by the Juilliard School to assist Corradina Caporello in coaching the Italian diction for the productions of Haydn’s “La Fedeltà Premiata” and Händel’s “Agrippina”.
Santa Fe Opera engaged him to be the Italian coach for Händel’s “Alcina” in July 2017 as well as working with the young artists there, after which he returned to the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices.
He will also be on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music and Juilliard School starting in September 2017.