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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

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"


“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,  
Four Wheel Jive, a jazz quartet, The Dickens Carolers, a traditional
caroling quartet, and
UnCommon Time, an a capella quartet which performs an eclectic program  
including  jazz, do-wop and other styles, as well as Christmas music.
Upcoming Events

No upcoming live events due to Covid 19.

An interactive video program entitled
"Fairy Tale Friends" , which is
based on our popular opera
"Fairy Tale Kitchen"
is available to Hartford Public Schools
through Hartford Performs.
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