Donna Breitzer is an arts administrator, teacher and singer with a passion for bringing 5BMF’s exciting programming to new neighborhoods all over New York City. Since co-founding Five Boroughs Music Festival with Jesse Blumberg in 2007, she has helped oversee all aspects of daily operation, and has been instrumental in the growth of 5BMF’s marketing efforts and budget.
As a mezzo-soprano, Donna has performed in the Extra Chorus of The Metropolitan Opera and with several other New York City opera companies. An active ensemble singer, she performs regularly with top concert ensembles alongside renowned orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, and American Classical Orchestra, among others. Recent solo highlights include art song recitals in Brooklyn, NY and New Brunswick, NJ, and concert performances with the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra, the Western Wind Ensemble and the Arts at Old Stone House series in Brooklyn.
Originally from Saratoga, CA, Donna earned a BMus/BA in Voice Performance and English from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Music degree in Voice from the New England Conservatory of Music. She currently resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband, Cantor Joshua Breitzer, and their sons Jonah and Gideon. More info at donnabreitzer.com.