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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

Buffa performs Bing and Candy's Hawaiian Holiday
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Pius Center, Corner of Rt 66 and Maple Street, East Hampton, CT
Tickets only $5.00! For tickets, call: (860) 267-9166


Lollipop Opera performs Fairy Tale Kitchen
at Spring Glen School in Hamden, CT
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Opera performs The Three Little Pigs-A Pig Tale

Lollipop Opera performs The Three Little Pigs-A Pig Tale
at O'Connell School in East HartfordApril 14, 2015
Lollipop Opera performs The Three Little Pigs - A Pig Tale
at MD Fox School in HartfordLollipop Opera performs The , CT
Friday, January 20, 2017

at Simpson-Waverly School in HartfordApril 22, 2015Lollipop Lollipop Opera performs
Fairy Tale Kitchen
at MD Fox School in Hartford, CT
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lollipop Opera performs Fairy Tale Kitchen
at Kinsella Magnet School of the Performing Arts
Thursday, May, 4, 2017

Lollipop Opera performs Fairy Tale Kitchen
at Kennelly School in Hartford, CT
Friday, May 26, 2017

Lollipop Opera performs Fairy Tale Kitchen
at SAND School in Hartford, CT
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Lollipop Opera performs Fairy Tale Kitchen
at Kennely School in Hartford, CT

Lollipop Opera performs The Three Little Pigs - A Pig Taleat MD Fox School in HartfordLollipop Opera performs The , CT
Lollipop Opera performs Fairy Tale Kitchen
at Simpson-Waverly School in Hartford, CT
TBA
Lollipop

Lollipop Opera performs Hansel and Gretel
at Parkville School in Hartford, CT
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Lollipop Opera  performs on Now That's Entertainment!
Farmington Cable TV
View link here:
http://70.91.196.2/Cablecast/Public/Show.aspx?ChannelID=1&ShowID=30393

The Elizabethan Consort sings on "Now That's Entertainment!"

view link here: http://70.91.196.2/Cablecast/Public/Show.aspx?ChannelID=1&ShowID=30894


Lollipop Opera performs The Three Little Pigs-A Pig Tale
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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 Rep

at 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