“Baritone Matthew Ciuffitelli has resonance and power” is what Brooklyn Discover raved about this up-and-coming baritone’s auspicious performance at a Columbus Citizen’s Foundation Event entitled Opera Night Live! These qualities were equally evident when he appeared as Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Bob/Ben in The Old Maid and the Thief, Sergeant Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore and the Sacristan in Tosca, all with Eastern Opera Company. He was outstanding as Papageno in Magic Flute with Nyack Opera, as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with Amore Opera, and as Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly and Angelotti in Tosca, both with New Jersey Festival Orchestra. Matthew Ciuffitelli has also performed in The Telephone with Light Opera of New Jersey and as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte in New York’s Pardington Hall.
On the heels of his successful Carnegie Hall debut as featured solo artist in operatic concert, Mr. Ciuffitelli performed his first Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus to enthusiastic acclaim with Light Opera of New Jersey. Also recently, he appeared as solo artist in an international Broadway concert tour with the renowned Sharpe Family Singers.
Immediately upcoming, the up-and-coming baritone will return to Opera at Florham as featured solo artist in an April 2020 opera/operetta concert. In May 2020, Mr. Ciuffitelli will make his debut with the Choral Art Society of New Jersey as baritone soloist in his first Carmina Burana. Later in the season, he will debut with the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice, again as baritone soloist in Carl Orff’s masterpiece. In the spring of 2021, he will make his debut as featured solo artist in an opera virtuoso concert with the Metro Chamber Orchestra of Brooklyn under the baton of Maestro Philip Nuzzo.
In 2017, Mr. Ciuffitelli served as featured Apprentice Artist at Sarasota Opera, where he performed as Official Registrar in the company’s auspicious production of Madama Butterfly. Also that season, he was an Emerging Artist at Opera St. Petersburg, where he covered the role of Valentin in Faust. Previously while in Chicago, Mr. Ciuffitelli was provided the unique opportunity to perform alongside the world-renowned Rolling Stones at Chicago’s United Center. He also appeared in the U.S. premiere of the mixed-media work, Mountain Top by Dutch avant-pop composer, Jacob Ter Veldhuis and later appeared in the A Tale of Two Cities 10th Anniversary Concert alongside the original Broadway and London cast.
Of further note, Mr. Ciuffitelli performed as Angelotti in New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s 2019 production of Tosca. He was also outstanding as solo artist in an Opera Tribute Concert to Licia Albanese, as produced by Opera at Florham to feature the winners of the company’s 2019 opera competition. The rising baritone earned third place in New Jersey State Opera’s opera competition, which presented him in a well-received opera gala concert. In December of 2018, Mr. Ciuffitelli appeared as featured soloist with the international concert group, Married to Broadway at the Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he reappeared as lead soloist in a brand new Broadway revue production entitled Best of Broadway with the Sharpe Family Singers this past summer 2019.
Baritone Matthew Ciuffitelli hails from Wantage, New Jersey and was a successful voice performance major at The Music Conservatory of Chicago’s College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He currently resides in Jersey City, New Jersey and continues his vocal studies with David Jones.
|Dr. Falke||Die Fledermaus||Light Opera Company of New Jersey|
|Angelotti||Tosca||New Jersey Festival Orchestra|
|Principal Understudy||A Tale of Two Cities||Birdland Theater|
|Slook||La Cambiale di Matrimonio||Phoenicia Festival|
|Prince Yamadori||Madama Butterfly||New Jersey Festival Opera|
|Valentin||Faust||St. Petersburg Opera|
|Official Registrar||Madama Butterfly||Sarasota Opera|
|Eisenstein||Die Fledermaus||Amore Opera|
|The Father||Hansel and Gretel||Eastern Opera Company|
|Bob||The Old Maid and the Thief||Light Opera of New Jersey|
|Ben||The Telephone||Light Opera of New Jersey|
|John Jasper||The Mystery of Edwin Drood||Light Opera of New Jersey|
|Sid||La Fanciulla del West||Apotheosis Opera|
|Sergeant Belcore||L’Elisir d’Amore||Eastern Opera Company|
|Papageno||Die Zauberflöte||Pardington Hall, NY|
|Dr. Malatesta||Don Pasquale||Light Opera of New Jersey|
|Sacristan||Tosca||Eastern Opera Company|
|Bobby Worthington||The Big Flush (World Premiere)||Strawberry Fields Festival, NYC|
|Chorister||Mountain Top (US Premiere)||Chicago Conservatory Choir|
|Chorister||Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tour||United Center of Chicago|
|Gaston||Beauty and the Beast||Peachcraft Studio, NJ|
|Link||Hairspray||Highland Stage, NJ|
|Cinderella’s Prince||Into the Woods||Cohen Hall, NJ|
|Glen||The Wedding Singer||SCCC Performing Arts Center, NJ|
|Prince Charming||Cinderella||SCCC Performing Arts Center, NJ|
|Featured Solo Artist||Opera Virtuoso Concert||Metro Chamber Orchestra of Brooklyn||2021|
|Baritone Soloist||Carmina Burana||Choral Art Society of New Jersey||2020|
|Baritone Soloist||Carmina Burana||Phoenicia Festival of the Voice||2020|
|Lead Soloist||Married to Broadway||Broadway Concert Tour (bicoastal productions)||2019/2020|
|Lead Soloist||A Broadway Holiday Show||Resorts Atlantic City||2017/2018|
|Lead Soloist||Life’s Not an Elvis Movie||New Musical – Concept Album||2017|
|Bass Soloist||Mozart Requiem||Master Works Chorus, NJ||2013|
|Soloist||Phil Lid and Friends Annual Concert||SCCC Performing Arts Center, NJ||2012|
|Winner||Opera at Florham Vocal Competition||Madison, New Jersey||2019|
|Recipient||Career Bridges Grant||New York, New York||2018|
|Third Place||New Jersey State Opera Vocal Competition||Newark, New Jersey||2018|
|Semi-Finalist||Debra Voigt/Vero Beach Opera Competition||Vero Beach, Florida||2018|
|Semi-Finalist||Classical Singer Competition||New York, New York||2016|
|Apprentice Artist||Sarasota Opera||Sarasota, Florida||2017|
|Emerging Artist||St. Petersburg Opera||St. Petersburg, Florida||2017|
|Vocal Performance/Theater Major||Roosevelt University/Chicago College of the Performing Arts||Chicago, Illinois|
Voice Teachers: David L Jones, Richard Stilwell, Harry Dworchak, Christopher King, Stan Dunn, Mark Crayton.
Audition/Vocal Coaches: Deena Kaye, Kenneth Faulkner Alexander.
Stage Directors/Acting Coaches: Beth Greenberg, Kestutis Nakas, Jane Alderman, Reegan McKenzie.
Conductors/Opera Coaches: Victor DeRenzi, David Maiullo, Elizabeth Hastings, William Vendice, Mary Pinto, Philip Nuzzo, Jason Tramm, David Wroe, Mark Sforzini.