Mme Casiello has had adistinguished career both as a lyric soprano and as a teacher/ She studied at the Philadelphia Music Academy and the Curtis Institute of Music with Madame Gregory (Euphemia Giannini). Later she a member of the Curtis voice faculty for 17 years and also taught at the University for the Arts. She was honored to be chosen as soprano solist for a gala concert at Academy of Music (in Philadelphia) in celebration of Samuel Barber's 70th birthday. The concert was broadcast worldwide. She has sung leading roles with many major companies through the USA including Pittsburgh Opera, Palm Beach Opera and Philadelphia Lyric Opera. She was particularly noted for Violetta in La Traviata, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Mimi in La Boheme, Georgetta in Il Tabarro, Nedda in I Pagliacci, and Marguerite in Faust. Many of her students have gone on to operatic and concert careers throughout the world. In March 2000 Mme Casiello was honored by the William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the US State Department in recognition of her service to the Fulbright Program.