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Creative Transformations: Imagining the Future of the Arts Through Community and Communication

Anthony Roth Costanzo, Countertenor

Thu, 3/17 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm EDT · 010 East Pyne

European Cultural Studies

Please join countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo for the annual Carl E. Schorske Memorial Lecture.

Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of 11 and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway.

This season, he returns to the Metropolitan Opera in the title role in Akhnaten, and in Rodelinda, to the New York Philharmonic, where he is artist-in-residence, and to Boston Baroque in Amadigi di Guala. A two-time GRAMMY nominee, his latest album, a collaboration with Justin Vivian Bond, was just released on Decca. Earlier this season, he reopened St. Ann’s Warehouse, created the title role in the world premiere of Lord of Cries at the Santa Fe Opera, and appeared with Madrid’s Teatro Real, Philharmonia Baroque, and Stanford Live.

Costanzo has performed with many of the world’s leading opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Glimmerglass Festival, and Finnish National Opera. In concert he has sung with the Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, NDR at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, and the London Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Costanzo has begun working as a producer and curator in addition to his singing, recently creating and producing the New York Philharmonic’s Bandwagon initiative. He has also created shows for Opera Philadelphia, St. Ann’s Warehouse, National Sawdust, Philharmonia Baroque, The Barnes Foundation, St. John The Divine, Princeton University, WQXR, The State Theater in Salzburg, Master Voices and Kabuki-Za Tokyo. In film, he played Francis in the Merchant Ivory film, A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries. His many awards including winning the Met Competition and Operalia.

He graduated from Princeton University, where he has returned to teach, and received his master’s from the Manhattan School of Music, where he now serves on the Board of Trustees.

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