DONNA BRUNSMA has worked throughout Europe and North America coaching and accompanying many of the world’s international opera singers including Richard Tucker, William Warfield, Mirella Freni, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Alfredo Kraus, Ruggiero Raimondi, Jose Carreras, Samuel Ramey, Renee Fleming, and Dimitri Hvorostovsky. She has collaborated in master classes with Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti, and Tito Gobbi, among others.

As an assistant conductor and coach with the Lyric Opera of Chicago for many years, her work included coaching young artists of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists. In Europe, Ms. Brunsma has been an assistant conductor for the Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, and the Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon, and has worked on the music staff of the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels.

Since 1997, she has been vocal coach for the Opera Theatre and Music Festival Lucca, a summer program in Italy sponsored by the University of Cincinnati. Now semi-retired, she remains active as a pianist and organist as well as guest faculty at the Interlochen Arts Academy.