Piper Artists Management proudly provides world-wide representation to a select group of classical singers, conductors, and stage directors that are regularly engaged by leading international opera, symphonic, and concert venues. Mitchell Piper brings a passion for artistic excellence, and together with his entire artistic team provides a professional environment that responds to modern day needs and expectations of their artists and the presenters that engage them.
Mitchell Piper – Mitchell Piper’s far-reaching accomplishments have positively influenced the careers of performing artists for over two decades. A highly respected artist manager, his artists are regularly engaged by the world’s leading opera houses and concert halls. He is the Executive Director of the Trentino Music Festival, the premiere young artist and training festival in Europe today, and President of Opera Managers Association International – OMAI.
Mitchell began his career as a performing artist and made his professional debut with the Connecticut Opera in Die Zauberflöte. He has appeared in leading roles Carmen, Ariadne auf Naxos, Fidelio, I Pagliacci, Susannah, Turandot, Die Walküre, and Salome in the US and in Europe. His concert engagements include performances with the late Robert Shaw, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall with Yehudi Menuhin, and performances for the Mozart Bicentennial at Lincoln Center. After stepping back from stage performances he chaired the Graduate Opera Program for the Hartt School and served on the faculty of New York University.
Robin Blauers-Piper – After graduating with an advanced degree in Opera Performance from The Hartt School, Robin was a resident soprano with the Connecticut Opera. She has been featured in leading roles in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Rigoletto, Un Ballo in Maschera, Les Contes d’Hoffman and Die Zauberflöte. As the winner of the prestigious Jenny Lind Competition she appeared in recital for the Ambassador at the American Embassy in Stockholm, as well as on Swedish National Radio and Television. Robin appeared in numerous musical theater productions including Gigi opposite actor John O’Hurley.
As a stage director, Robin directed the European Premiere of Mark Adamo’s Little Women at the Stadsschouwburg in Bruges, Belgium with Metropolitan Opera maestro J. David Jackson. Her directing credits include Die Zauberflöte, Suor Angelica, Dialogues Des Carmelites, The Rape of Lucretia, Little Women, and Susannah, as well as over 20 musical theatre productions. At The Hartt School, Robin was the founder and producing stage director for The Company, a music and theater training program for children ages 12-17 which was featured on CBS and National Public Television and Radio.
Filippo Anselmi – Since his beginnings as an Associate Manager at Columbia Artists Management, Filippo has been representing international talent for over 20 years in the most prestigious opera and concert venues all over the world including the Metropolitan Opera, the Paris Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, and many others.
Filippo has served as an adjudicator for the Ottavio Ziino International Opera Competition in Rome and on the faculty of the Trentino Music Festival providing career consultations to promising young performers. Prior to becoming a manager, Filippo worked in media promotions for Italian film retrospectives presented in New York. As a stage director he worked on productions in the United States and Italy. Filippo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from New York University.