Batone, L’Inganno Felice
“Truly an anthem of our times” said Classic FM in regards to Matthew’s AKA (Matthew Choof)’s ‘Figaro’ parody. Matthew spent this past winter singing with New York City Opera originating the role of Giampi Malnate in their world premiere of The Garden of the Finzi Continis. He could also be seen singing in the Broadway’s 10th Anniversary Concert of A Tale of Two Cities as Gabel and the Male Principal understudy. Ciuffitelli had the unique opportunity to perform with the Rolling Stones at Chicago’s United Center and to appear in the U.S. premiere of the mixed-media work, Mountain Top, by Dutch avant-pop composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis. Many of his operatic roles include Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Sergeant Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Eisenstein and Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Valentin in Faust, Marcello in La Bohème, and Figaro in The Barber of Seville. Ciuffitelli appeared as Prince Yamadori in New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s Madama Butterfly as well as Angelotti in their Tosca. He also performed in The Telephone with Light Opera of New Jersey and at Sarasota Opera as a featured resident artist singing the Official Registrar in the company’s production of Madama Butterfly.
Matthew was the recipient of the 2018 Career Bridges Grant as well as the winner of the 2018 New Jersey State Opera Competition Award. He can be seen touring internationally with the world-renowned Sharpe Family Singers. You can find him on Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram as @MatthewChoof