Debra Vanderlinde, soprano, enjoys guiding young actors as they utilize classical singing techniques to build strong, handsome and flexible voices. Her singing career has included soloist work in opera, operetta, oratorio, recitals, recordings and commercials. Praised for her “radiant singing”, she has appeared with the NYC Opera Company, Iceland Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, and Baltimore and New Haven Symphonies among others in repertory ranging from The Magic Flute to Porgy and Bess. An appearance on the New Horizons Series at the 92nd St. Y marked her New York recital debut and she won critical praise for her portrayal of Oriana in Handel’s Amadigi with the Connecticut Early Music Festival. Ms. Vanderlinde has a Masters of Music in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, is currently an instructor with Teatro Nuovo Young Artists Program and the Mannes Prep Pre-College Music Program and is a NYSTA Distinguished Voice Professional.