Opera and Film

Dan Balestrero has enjoyed a long career on stage, directing, acting, voice acting and singing.

What you may not know is Dan spent the 90ʼs as a voice coach for some of the most successful and talented opera singers in the country.

Below are videos from his coaching of the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows and his large studio of Singers from his 5 years in Chicago.

“For those of you who enjoy opera sung by the world class talent, Iʼm happy to share the nostalgia and joy from the rehearsals we had at that wonderful time.”


Film Projects

Dan Directed the films: Scaling The Wall, The documentary of San Francisco Operaʼs trip to China as well as The Long Christmas Dinner by Hindemith for San Francisco Opera for the American Professional Premier.

Dan was the voice of Vincent Van Gogh in the documentary Becoming Van Gogh.

These three films have been digitized and can be watched by clicking the links below.

San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows

Phil Bass Baritone

Susan Soprano

Mark Baritone

Dolora Mezzo Soprano

Doug Tenor

Li Chen Soprano

Monte Bass Baritone

Danʼs Chicago Voice Studio Opera Singers

Mark Dramatic Tenor

Linda Soprano

Gianni Tenor

Alberto Tenor

Almost Like Being In Love Duet

Danʼs Film Projects

“Scaling The Wall” SF Opera China Trip

Becoming Van Gogh

The Long Christmas Dinner