Filippo Ciabatti Appointed Music Director by Opera Company of Middlebury

By David Salazar

The Opera Company of Middlebury has announced that Filippo Ciabatti will be its next Music Director.

The company revealed that it had signed a three-year renewable contract with the conductor to continue its long-standing relationship. Ciabatti held the position of Interim Music Director during the 2023 season.

“It’s well-known that Filippo is a consummate musician, but he’s also a perfect fit for our company.  He’s a warm, supportive soul, offering nothing but good vibes to musicians and singers alike. He creates a joyful spirit in the rehearsal room. I love his sense of humor and his approach to the work, and look forward to many more seasons working with him,” said Douglas Anderson, Artistic Director & Co-Founder of the Opera Company of Middlebury, per Broadway World.

In addition to his work with the Opera Company of Middlebury, the Florence, Italy native has worked with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Aurora Festival Orchestra, Opera North, Lyric theatre at the University of Illinois, and Orchestra Toscana dei Conservatori, among others. He is also set to take on the role of Assistant Conductor of Boston Baroque and is the founding Artistic Director of Upper Valley Baroque.

Ciabatti was previously appointed to the position of Director of Orchestral and Choral Programs at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College and has worked as a vocal coach with the Cherubini Conservatory, Maggio Musicale Formazione, and the Florence Opera Academy.