St. Mary's College of Maryland

Summer at St. Mary's


Professor Jeffrey Silberschlag conducting the Chesapeake Orchestra at the River Concert Series.


Study abroad in Italy

Choir and Orchestra in Alba

You can participate in the Alba Music Festival, or study for a semester at our campus in the north of Italy.


Colleen Daly

Voice Instructor

Click HERE for Colleen Daly's personal website

Headshot by Paul Sirochman
Colleen Daly, photo

Soprano Colleen Daly is rapidly emerging as a “dramatically powerful” (The Washington Post) singer in today’s operatic arena. Miss Daly’s wide range of roles includes the title roles in The Academy of Vocal Arts’ productions of Lucia di LammermoorLa TraviataKát’a Kabanová, and Manon, the title role in Opera Vivente’s production of Alcina, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare, Musetta in La Bohème, Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw and Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with the Maryland Opera Studio, Micaëla in La Tragédie de Carmen with Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, Die Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte with Opera New Jersey, the Annapolis Opera and Symphony Orchestra, and the In Series, Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Cunegonde in Candide at the Merle Reskin Theatre in Chicago, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring with Gotham Chamber Opera, and Sole in Giasone with the Aspen Opera Theatre Center. Miss Daly’s “glistening soprano” (The Washington Post) is also becoming well-known to concert and recital audiences, performing as a soloist in such works as the Mozart, Brahms, Fauré, and Rutter Requiem Masses, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Händel’s Messiah and Haydn’s Creation, and appearing in concerts with the Master Chorale of Washington (Kennedy Center debut), Washington Concert Opera, the Cathedral Choral Society (National Cathedral debut), the Maryland Philharmonic OrchestraAnnapolis OperaOpera LafayetteConcert Operetta Theater of PhiladelphiaOvation Artists, the Washington Arts Club, and the In Series. Miss Daly’s “superb vocalism and gorgeous tone” (The Capitol) have been recognized by numerous foundations and institutions, including the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the Palm Beach Opera Guild, the Philadelphia Symphony OrchestraAnnapolis Opera, the Bel Canto Foundation,Long Leaf Opera, the Kennett Square Symphony, the Howard County Arts Council, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She has had the opportunity to study with such distinguished performers and conductors as François Loup, Catherine Malfitano, Susanne Mentzer, Ashley Putnam, and Maestros Harry Bickett and Julius Rudel.

Colleen Daly received a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, a Master of Music degree in Opera Performance at the University of Maryland in College Park, and an Artist Diploma from the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has participated in the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar in Germany, the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s program in Treviso, Italy, been a Festival Artist for Opera New Jersey, a Young Artist at the Oberlin in Italy Scenes Program in Urbania, and a New Horizon Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Aerial view of St. Mary's College of Maryland campus

St. Mary's College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Rd
St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001