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Anthony Roth Costanzo: Bio

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of 11 and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. He is an exclusive recording artist with Decca Gold, and his first album will be released in September of 2018.

Costanzo has appeared with many of the world's leading opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Dallas Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Spoleto Festival USA, Glimmerglass Festival and Finnish National Opera. In concert he has sung with the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra, among others. He has performed at a wide-ranging variety of venues including Carnegie Hall, Versailles, The Kennedy Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Sawdust, Minamiza Kyoto, Joe's Pub, The Guggenheim, The Park Avenue Armory, and Madison Square Garden.

Costanzo is a Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and won first prize in Placido Domingo's Operalia Competition. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his role in a Merchant Ivory film. He has begun working as a producer and curator in addition to a performer, creating shows for National Sawdust, Opera Philadelphia, the Philharmonia Baroque, Princeton University, WQXR, The State Theater in Salzburg, Master Voices and Kabuki-Za Tokyo. Costanzo graduated from Princeton University where he has returned to teach, and he received his masters from the Manhattan School of Music. In his youth he performed on Broadway and alongside Luciano Pavarotti. 

1 Glass, Glass: 1000 Airplanes On The Roof - The Encounter  
2 Handel, Handel: Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11 - Pena Tiranna  
3 Byrne, Glass: Liquid Days  
4 Handel: Flavio, HWV 16 - Rompo i Lacci  
5 Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7 - 'Lascia ch'io pianga'  
6 Glass, Glass: Monsters Of Grace - In The Arc Of Your Mallet  
7 Handel: Rodelinda, HWV 34 - Vivi, tiranno, io t'ho scampato  
8 Handel: Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto HWV 25 - Inumano fratel  
9 Handel: Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto HWV 25 - Aria: Stille amare  
10 Glass: The Fall Of The House Of Usher - How All Living Things Breathe  
11 Handel: Serse, HWV 40 - 'Ombra mai fu'  
12 Glass: Akhnaten - Hymn to the Sun  
Anthony Roth Costanzo - Byrne, Glass: Liquid Days
Handel: Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto HWV 25 / Act 3 - Inumano fratel / Aria: Stille amare
Anthony Roth Costanzo - Handel: Flavio, HWV 16 - Rompo i Lacci

"Anthony Roth Costanzo exists to transform opera." - THE NEW YORK TIMES

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo Announces ARC his debut solo album pairing arias of Philip Glass and Handel Set for release on September 21 on Decca Gold. In conjunction with the album, Costanzo and Visionaire unveil  GLASS HANDEL, an ambitious live installation of ARC in Philadelphia (Sept 22, 23, 30) and NYC (Nov 26, 27)

Along with ARC, Costanzo and the avant-garde fashion/art company VISIONAIRE and producer CATH BRITTAN will present GLASS HANDEL, an hour-long, live interdisciplinary installation that will take place at Opera Philadelphia's Festival O18 (at the Barnes Foundation) on September 22-23, 30, and in New York City (produced with National Sawdust at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, who co-present) on November 26-27.

With GLASS HANDEL, Costanzo and Visionaire have curated an unprecedented collaboration with stars from the worlds of art, fashion, dance, and film: 

Crossover Media Projects with: Anthony Roth Costanzo