The American baritone, John Buffet, obtained his Bachelor of Music and Master of Musice degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and has been a young artist with Utah Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Memphis, the Ohio Light Opera and a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival.
John Buffett has established himself as a versatile musician specializing in repertoire from Monteverdi and J.S. Bach to Puccini and Sondheim. Buffett was praised by the Salt Lake Tribune for his "warm tone and ringing top notes." Recent engagements include J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232), St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) and George Frideric Handel's Messiah. He has sung with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony and Syracuse Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Apollo's Fire (Director: Jeannette Sorrell), the Mark Morris Dance Group and Seraphic Fire. Equally as comfortable on the opera stage, he has sung with the Opera Companies of Utah, Sarasota, Utah Festival Opera, The Boston Early Music Festival and Eastman Opera Theater. He has worked with conductors, Robert Tweten, Christopher Larkin, Patrick Dupré Quigley, Jeannette Sorrell, Craig Jessop, Victor DeRenzi, Barbara Day Turner and Paul O'Dette. Other career highlights include appearances at the Tanglewood Music Festival and the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center.