Mitchell Piper – Executive Director / Artist Manager
Robin Blauers-Piper – Artist Manager
Filippo Anselmi – Artist Manager
Maddalena Deichmann – Artistic Administrator, Trentino Music Festival
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 and spends time each year working consulting young artists with their career aspirations.
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, 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 for the Hartt School and served on the faculty of New York University. Mitchell is currently the President of Opera Managers Association International – OMAI.
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. As a faculty member 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.
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, and as an assistant stage director he worked on productions in the United States and Italy. Filippo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from New York University.
Maddalena Deichmann – Maddalena’s management experience embraces all areas of live and filmed entertainment including documentary films, commercials, opera, and theatre, between the US and Europe. As Director of Artistic Administration for Trentino Music Festival Maddalena oversees the annual planning, production and operation of 200 guest artists and 40 live performances each summer in Italy. As a Production and Stage Manager Maddalena has worked and toured with opera companies in the US, the UK, and Europe including the Tanglewood Music Festival, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Connecticut Opera. Her theatre credits include Zanna, Don’t! (Off-Broadway), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (The Public Theatre, NYC), and the National Italian tours of Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.
Maddalena studied at Yale University, where she was the first accepted Special Student in Theatre Management. She holds degrees in Musical Theatre Performance and Production from the Bernstein School of Musical Theatre, and an MFA from the University of Bologna, where she graduated with honours with a dissertation on Theatre Management and Organization.