Stage Director, Singer, Instructor


Stage Director


Known for creating genuine characterization in a variety of productions of theater, opera, and musicals, Marisa Arzillo has established herself as an inventive and musically sensitive stage director in the college and emerging artist arenas. Her targeted approach towards each performer is intensely unique and they come away from each production with learned skills that they can incorporate into their future endeavors. 

“I believe that opera, musicals, or theater productions may be enjoyed by anyone. My goal is to create excellent productions that do not need the glitz and glamour of a large budget in order to be done well. I also recognize the need for constant artistic renewal in order to remain relevant. To that end I strive to produce repertory that allows the performer to shine at their best while maintaining originality within any budget.”


A singer who depicts each nuance of emotion, dynamics, and artistry through the many colors of her voice, Marisa Arzillo shines on the stage. She brings a depth of character to each song and role she performs, whether through humor as Cunegonde in Candide, or the tragic Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann. 

As comfortable on the concert stage as she is on the opera stage, Marisa Arzillo can delight you from Bach to Verdi. 


From Off Broadway to the Walt Disney stages, and the recording studios in the US and abroad, Marisa Arzillo's students  are thriving.

Her personalized approach to the voice, accompanied with her knowledge of pedagogy, repertoire, acting coaching, and career advising, students of all ages and backgrounds find their unique sound and style.  

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