Upcoming Events
About us...
                Credits

                      Deanna K. Swanson

    Toured with Connecticut Opera’s Opera Express,
performing concerts at various venues  such as Taste of
Hartford and First Night, as well as children’s operas
throughout Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island

 Sung lead roles with Queens Opera (Queens, NY), Crystal
Opera (Norwalk, CT), Opera Theatreof CT (Clinton, CT ),
Connecticut Lyric Opera (New London, CT), Amarante’s
Dinner Theatre, The Producing Guild, The Warner Theatre,
and The CT Gilbert & Sullivan Society

 Featured soloist in the Wistariahurst Concert Series
(Holyoke, MA) and with the Torrington and West Hartford
Symphonies

 Graduate, Magna cum laude, Hartt School of Music (B.M. in
Opera)

                John T. Swanson, II

 Performed lead roles with Long Wharf Theatre, Connecticut
Lyric Opera, Amarante's Dinner Theatre, The River Repat
Ivoryton, Thomaston Opera House,
The Warner Theatre, Wachusett Theatre, and
The Producing Guild

 Featured soloist with the Torrington and
West  Hartford Symphonies

 Featured voice talent for programs on WNPR, WPLR, and
Shubert Radio Theatre

 Actor and voice talent on local and national commercials
including Charter Cable, Charles Toyota, BabySense, and
Rescue Heroes and on the web series "Welcome to
Grandpaville"

Reviews

“John T. and Deanna Kay Swanson. ..  
shine in the demanding, emotion-packed
roles... Both have rich and soaring voices
with good range, well-suited to the classic
Coward music....Deanna and John Swanson
have done a first-rate job of bringing  Noel
and Gertie’s story to life.”

Ellen R. Delisio, The Journal Inquirer


“...performed faultlessly by local artists
John and Deanna Swanson...There was
champagne in their music  and  martinis in
their wit...In addition to the sensitive acting
(and clowning as sailors in Has Anybody
Seen Our Ship?) from this  recently married
couple, one is regaled with splendid singing
throughout the revue...”

Bob Cumming, Hometown News Publications
Buffa! performs throughout the state of Connecticut and surrounding regions, providing
a wide variety of entertainment styles for corporate events, charity functions, libraries,
churches, synagogues and the like.  In addition to our musical theatre and light opera
programs, we also provide entertainment through
Lollipop Opera, a touring opera
company for children,
The Elizabethan Consort, an a capella madrigal quartet
which performs in costume, and
Four Wheel Jive, a jazz quartet, and
UnCommon Time, an a capella quartet which performs a varied program which
includes jazz, do-wop and other styles, as well as Christmas music.
Upcoming Events

Lollipop Opera performs The Three Little Pigs - A Pig Tale
at Asian Studies Academy in Hartford, CT
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Lollipop Opera performs Fairy Tale Kitchen
at Parkville School in Hartford, CT
December 4, 2017

Lollipop Opera performs Fairy Tale Kitchen
at Naylor School in Hartford, CT
December 5, 2017

UnCommon Time sings Christmas carols
at The Brookdale in Glastonbury, CT
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Lollipop Opera performs The Three Little Pigs - A Pig Tale
at Kennelly School in Hartford
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lollipop Opera performs The Three Little Pigs - A Pig Tale
At ELAM School in Hartford
January 9, 2018

Lollipop Opera performs Fairy Tale Kitchen
at M.D. Fox School in Hartford, CT
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Elizabethan Consort performs at Somerset Square
Thursday, February 15, 2018
5:30-7:30pm

Lollipop Opera performs The Three Little Pigs - A Pig Tale
at M.D. Fox School in Hartford
March 28, 2018

Lollipop Opera performs Fairy Tale Kitchen
at Kennelly School in Hartford
April 6, 2018

Lollipop Opera performs The Three Little Pigs - A Pig Tale
at Anna Norris School in East Hartford
May 1, 2018

Lollipop Opera performs Fairy Tale Kitchen
at North Street School in Greenwich, CT
June 6, 2018

The Elizabethan Consort sings
at the 2018 Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival
Fridays only: July 13, July 20, and July 27, 2018