Mezzo-soprano Chloë Schaaf has been praised for her emotional subtlety and animated aplomb, in addition to her lyrical singing.
Chloë was most recently seen 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 and the Guildhall School of Music. She is currently in her second year of studies in the Graduate Vocal Arts Program at the Bard College Conservatory of Music under the mentorship of Dawn Upshaw and Kayo Iwama, studying with Sanford Sylvan. Upcoming engagements include the Mozart Requiem with CITV (November 2018) and the Verdi Requiem with TON under the baton of Leon Botstein (April 2019). In summer 2019, Chloë joins the Tanglewood Music Center as a Vocal Fellow.