Donna Schaffer
Donna Schaffer
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Donna Schaffer is an active soprano and accomplished pianist. Her operatic roles include: Musetta in Puccini's La Bohéme with the Opera Theatre of Connecticut; Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberfløte; Madame Silverpeal in Mozart's Impressario with Crystal Opera; Rosina in Rossini's The Barber of Seville with Opera New England; Adina in Donizetti's Elixir of Love; Susannah in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro; Gretel in Humperdinck's Hånsel and Gretel with New York Opera Forum; La Ciesca in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi; the Shepherd Boy in Puccini's Tosca; Ida in Die Fledermaus with the Natchez Music Festival in Mississippi; and Gianetta in Elixir of Love with Lyric Opera of New York for their tour in Boca Raton, Florida.

Ms. Schaffer has appeared as soprano soloist with the New York City Choral Society in Händel's Messiah, the Manchester Symphony and Chorale and the Northeast Concert Choir in Beethoven's Mass in C, and the Middletown, Connecticut Chorale in Mozart's Mass in C minor.

She has made numerous recital appearances throughout the country, including an appearance for the International Dickens Society (Rhode Island) and the American Women Composer's Society in New York (March 2006).

Equally at home in musical theatre and contemporary music, Donna's recent shows include: "Into the Woods," "Parade," "Music Man," "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Jekyll and Hyde." In addition, she has toured with her band, Studio 7, throughout the southeast.

Ms. Schaffer holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music from the University of Connecticut. She is a student of Florence Milyko of New York City. She has served on the faculty at the University of Connecticut, the Ethel Walker School and the Young People's Institute. Currently Donna owns and operates Summit Studios, a performing arts studio which serves over 700 clients per week in Manchester, Connecticut.

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