Sabatino Vacca – Music Director:
Sabatino is the Co-founder and Music Director for the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra, established in 2014. In addition to this exciting new venture, he is also the Music Director of the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra and the founder of the Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO).
Sabatino has conducted orchestras in the Czech Republic, Symphony Hamilton, the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony, the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brampton Symphony Orchestra, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra. For Opera York he has served as Artistic Director for productions of Carmen, Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi, La Traviata, The Barber of Seville, Tosca, Rigoletto, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Il Trovatore, and as Conductor for Le Nozze di Figaro and Così Fan Tutte. For Opera Belcanto he has conducted Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, and Tosca. He was on staff with Opera Hamilton and has worked as an opera coach for the University of Toronto, Laurier University, as well as the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Sabatino is the recipient of the Spirit of Ontario Award for the Arts by the National Congress of Italian Canadians.