Mezzo-soprano Chloë Schaaf has been praised for her emotional subtlety and animated aplomb, in addition to her lyrical singing.
Operatic roles include The Queen (Full Moon in March John Harbison), Demoiselle d'Honneur (l'Étoile Chabrier), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro Mozart), Ruggiero (Alcina Handël), Don Ramiro (La Finta Gardiniera Mozart), Nerone (l'Incoronazione di Poppea Monteverdi), and The Tango Singer (The Great Gatsby Harbison).
An avid lover of chamber, contemporary, and song repertoire, Chloë has performed at venues including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Harris Hall, and The New York Society for Ethical Culture. Chloë has been seen in recital at both the Oxford and Leeds Lieder Festivals. Chloë recently debuted in concert with the Albany Symphony and will be making her debut with the Orchestra of the League of Composers in May 2018 at the Miller Theater in NYC.
As an oratorio soloist, Chloë has performed with the Helena Symphony, the Greenwich Choral Society, and MusicaVivaNY.
Summer seasons include the Aspen Music Festival, the Victoria Bach Festival, and the Professional Fellowship at Songfest in Los Angeles. In August 2018, Chloë will join the iSING! International Young Artists Festival for a tour of operatic concerts with orchestras throughout China.
Chloë holds her BM from the Juilliard School and her MM from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in London. She is currently a member of the Vocal Arts Program at Bard College Conservatory, under the mentorship of Dawn Upshaw, Sanford Sylvan, and Kayo Iwama.