Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
BUFFA!

Buffa! is a performing group that offers musical programs for all occasions, suitable for libraries, civic organizations, schools, churches, synagogues, etc. Our performances go beyond the basic concert format, incorporating costumes, props, and simple scenery. We are a small, self-contained company providing musical revues, operas, jazz groups, and theatrical entertainments. We also provide professional singers for weddings and funerals, and offer a children's opera series under the name "Lollipop Opera". The operas are performed complete with sets and costumes, and are a fun, interactive introduction to opera for children. Check our website for more info - buffa.sharepoint.com

Additional Links: 
Our modernized take on Menotti
A quick look at Lollipop Opera
Promo for original opera by Lollipop Opera
One of two lighthearted Christmas shows available from Buffa!
Childrens' opera performed by Lollipop Opera
Complete love story in 30 minutes, told in song
Our vintage Noel Coward show
Sample of our strolling madrigals
Sample of our comic madrigals
Sample from our jazz quartet

I Have Worked With

  • September 2014

     Lollipop Opera performs throughout the school year with Hartford Performs at many schools in the Hartford Public School system. This will be our third year with Hartford Performs.

  • July 2014

    Annual performance by The Elizabethan Consort (strolling madrigals) for the Shakespeare Festival. We have been performing there since 2005.

  • January 2014

    Performance of our original opera "The Frog Prince".  (Lollipop Opera)

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Deanna
Job Title/Position: 
General Director
Mailing Address: 
10 ELLINGTON AVENUE
Vernon Rockville, CT 06066
Physical Address: 
Vernon Rockville, CT 06066
Last Name: 
Swanson
Phone: 
860-870-0422

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Opera
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Children's
Music - Opera
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Year Founded: 
1992
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Hartford Performs
Arts for Learning
Education: 
Bachelor of Music, Magna cum laude, Opera Performance, Hartt School of Music
Awards: 
Not yet

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
a performance space no less than 20x18 ft
wing space for sets (Lollipop Opera)
one microphone for the talk session (Lollipop Opera only)
backstage area (wingspace) to change costumes
a piano that is tuned and in working condition
access from the stage to the audience for audience interaction
2 hour set-up and 1 hour tear down time for the sets
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
5