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Buffy Bagot




California native Buffy Baggott has gained recognition throughout the United States as an accomplished and highly versatile lyric mezzo soprano.  She studied vocal performance at UCLA and San Francisco State Universities, went on to complete two apprenticeships with the Santa Fe Opera and is an alumnus of the prestigious Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, now known as the Ryan Opera Center, in Chicago.

She has sung roles with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Canadian Opera Company and Chicago Symphony (among others).

Recent performances include: Maria (Two Women) and Hecuba/Ghost of Cassandra (Les Troyens) for San Francisco Opera, Second Secretary (Nixon in China) for San Francisco and San Diego Opera Companies, Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd) for St. Petersburg Opera and Hawaii Opera Theater, Countess Geschwitz (Lulu) and Miss Jessel (Turn of the Screw) for West Edge Opera, Alto Soloist in The Verdi Requiem for the Stockton Symphony, The Mother (The Consul) for Opera Santa Barbara; Perfetta (Where Angels Fear to Tread), The Mother (Hansel and Gretel) and Meg Page (Falstaff) for Opera San Jose, and Zita (Gianni Schicchi) for Sacramento Opera.

She can be heard on the Santa Fe Opera recording of Emmeline and Cedille Records recordings of The Good Soldier Schweik, The Billy Collin's Suite and In Eleanor's Words: Music of Stacy Garrop. 

Ms. Baggott teaches voice at University of the Pacific and served on the Bay View Music Festival's voice faculty from 2009-2012. She is a member of San Francisco Opera Chorus, AGMA, Sing for America, The East Bay Opera League and The Viviamo Opera Quartet..