Cara Schaefer Mezzo Soprano
Cara Schaefer

Cara Schaefer is a Washington, D.C.-based operatic mezzo-soprano, voice teacher, and the founder of Operagrams.

Cara has performed leading roles in productions of Carmen and Tale of Serse, among others, and has performed with a number of opera companies, including IN Series, the Maryland Lyric Opera Company, and Opera NOVA.

A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and a veteran of the Bel Canto in Tuscany program, Cara’s performances have earned the praise of audiences and reviewers alike.

In addition to her performance work, Cara serves as the executive director for Bel Canto in Tuscany and Cantate.


Le Cabaret de Carmen (2020)

“…Carmen, sung by the sexy, transcendent mezzo-soprano Cara Schaefer… the kind of singing… which is consummate in its power to communicate authentically.” —Whitney Fishburn, DC Metro Theater Arts, January 6, 2020

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Performance Schedule


The Pirates of Penzance, Young Victorian Theatre Company, The Wine Collective, July 10–17, 2022

Voices of Zion, Black Georgetown Cemeteries Project, Alliance for New Music Theatre, Dumbarton United Methodist Church, May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, and 30, 2022

Serata Lirica, Bel Canto in Tuscany, Falls Church Episcopal, January 28, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Turandot, Maryland Lyric Opera Company, Strathmore Music Center, February 26 at 7:30 and February 28, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

Dreams of Peace: Lord Neslon Mass,” Cantate Chamber Singers, Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD, May 8, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

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