About


Mezzo-soprano Chloë Schaaf is a 2019 Vocal Fellow at The Tanglewood Music Festival, where she will be performing in Richard Ayre’s The Cricket Recovers under the baton of Thomas Adès, among many other exciting solo and chamber music performances.

A passionate performer of oratorio, Chloë’s 2018-19 season included Verdi’s Requiem with The Orchestra Now, Mozart’s Requiem with Concerts in the Village, Duruflé’s Requiem, and Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Northern Berkshire Choral.

In summer 2018, Ms. Schaaf was a Young Artist with the iSING! International Young Artists Festival in China, performing excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen as well as a wide array of Chinese repertoire on tour with the Suzhou Symphony. As a part of this tour, she performed live on Chinese television as well as in venues including the Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.

In the 2017-18 season, Chloë made debuts with the Helena Symphony as the alto soloist in Händel’s Messiah, the Grammy award-winning Albany Symphony in selections from several Mozart operas, the Orchestra of the League of composers singing John Harbison’s Mottetti di Montale, and the Greenwich Choral Society as the alto soloist in Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Regina Coeli. She also made frequent solo appearances with Concerts in the Village, under the baton of David Smith.

Operatic roles include The Queen (Full Moon in March, John Harbison) at the Fisher Center, Ruggiero (Alcina, Händel) with OperaRox Productions, Demoiselle d’Honneur (l’Étoile,Chabrier) with Dutch National Opera, Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart) with both New Jersey State Repertory Opera and the Residentie Orkest in Den Haag, NL), and Don Ramiro (La Finta Gardiniera, Mozart) at the Juilliard School.

Chloë has spent previous summers as a member of the Aspen Opera Theater Center, the Professional Fellowship at Songfest in Los Angeles, and as a New Young Artist with the Victoria Bach Festival. In concert, she has appeared at venues including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Miller Theater, Harris Hall, The Leeds Lieder Festival, the Oxford Lieder Festival, and The New York Society for Ethical Culture. Chloë is a Samling Scholar, alumna member of the Dutch National Opera Academy, and holds degrees from the Juilliard School, the Guildhall School of Music, and Bard College Conservatory of Music. Currently based in New Haven, CT, Chloë is on Voice Faculty at Bard College Preparatory Division and is the Alto II section leader/soloist with Music Viva NY.


Photo:  Katya Gruzglina,  2018

Photo: Katya Gruzglina, 2018