Anthony Roth Constanzo countertenor

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

Anthony Roth Constanzo countertenor

This season, Mr. Costanzo returns to the English National Opera for the title role in Philip Glass’ Akhnaten. And appears in two world premieres: Jake Heggie’s Great Scott at both the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the San Diego Opera. Jimmy Lopez’s Bel Canto at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He also makes his debut at the Ojai Festival in the American premiere of Kaija Sariaaho’s Only the Sound Remains. Appears in concert with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Curates performances in the inaugural season of the National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY.

Metropolitan Opera

Recently, Mr. Costanzo has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as both Ferdinand and Prospero in the world premiere of The Enchanted Island. As well as Prince Orlofsky in a new production of Die Fledermaus after making his debut as Unulfo in Rodelinda. He also recently  made his European debut at the Glyndebourne Festival in Rinaldo. He appeared in concerts with Jordi Savall in Barcelona, Paris, and Versailles. He has appeared in recent seasons with The Glimmerglass Festival, Canadian Opera Company, The Opera Company of Philadelphia. New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Palm Beach Opera, The North Carolina Opera. And as a guest with Juilliard Opera.

Conserts

In concert, Mr. Costanzo appeared as Prince Go-Go in the New York Philharmonic’s acclaimed production of Le Grand Macabre. Premiered a new work at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival with the ICE, performed Handel’s Messiah, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Orff’s Carmina Burana with The Cleveland Orchestra, and Handels Messiah at Carnegie Hall. In addition he has been a featured soloist with the orchestras of Indianapolis, Alabama, Detroit, Denver, Seattle and with the National Symphony Orchestra.  He has also been presented in recital in Vancouver, Princeton, and at the Morgan Library in New York.

In 2012, Mr. Costanzo won first place in Placido Domingo’s international competition Operalia. He is also a 2009 Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He won a George London Award, received a career grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation, and became the first countertenor to win First Place in the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCullom competition, where he also won the audience choice prize. He received a Sullivan Foundation Award, and won First Place in the Opera Index Competition, the National Opera Association Vocal Competition, and the Jensen Foundation Competition.

The Tales of Genji

Mr. Costanzo is passionate about interdisciplinary collaboration, most recently appearing in sold out performances of a unique presentation of The Tales of Genji in Kyoto that incorporated traditional Kabuki, Noh actors, dancers and western music. He also created a pasticcio about castrati in collaboration with choreographer Karole Armitage and filmmaker James Ivory which was chronicled by the documentarian Gerardo Puglia. The subsequent film was selected for the Cannes Film Festival, qualified for an Academy Award, and aired on PBS affiliates. Mr. Costanzo played Francis in the Merchant Ivory film, A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, for which he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, and Simon in Brice Cauvin’s De particulier a particulier.

Working with composers, choreographers, directors and performance artists. He has appeared in New York venues such as Le Poisson Rouge, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Joe’s Pub, The Park Avenue Armory, The Guggenheim Museum, and Merkin Concert Hall. In his youth, he performed on Broadway and in Broadway National Tours including A Christmas Carol, The Sound of Music, and Falsettos. He began his operatic endeavors playing Miles in The Turn of the Screw, and with an appearance alongside Luciano Pavarotti.

Princeton University

Mr. Costanzo graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University. There he was awarded the Lewis Sudler Prize for extraordinary achievement in the arts and where he was recently appointed to the faculty. He received his Masters of Music at Manhattan School of Music and won the Hugh Ross Award for a singer of unusual promise. He lives in New York City.

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Concert/Gala] CID:352892
National Council Grand Finals Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/2009
First appearance: Anthony Roth Costanzo, Paul Appleby, Kiri Deonarine, Nadine Sierra br>Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354199
Rodelinda {21}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/07/2011
Debut: Anthony Roth Costanzo
[Met Performance] CID:354269   List of Selections
World Premiere
The Enchanted Island {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2011
Debuts: Jeremy Sams, Elliot Madore
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:354277
The Enchanted Island {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354284
The Enchanted Island {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/07/2012
Debut: Andrew Stenson
[Met Performance] CID:354293
The Enchanted Island {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/2012
Debut: Jeffrey Mandelbaum
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354297
The Enchanted Island {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354303
The Enchanted Island {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/2012
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354308 
The Enchanted Island {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/21/2012
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354314
The Enchanted Island {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/25/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354322
The Enchanted Island {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354323
The Enchanted Island {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/2012
[Met Performance] CID:355214 
New Production
Die Fledermaus {210}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2013
Debuts: Jeremy Sams, Douglas Carter Beane, Jen Schriever, Stephen Mear, Danny Burstein, Betsy Wolfe, Jason Simon, Andrea Coleman, Nathan Carlisle
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355231
Die Fledermaus {211}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355236
Die Fledermaus {212}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/07/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355241 
Die Fledermaus {213}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355250
Die Fledermaus {214}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/15/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355255
Die Fledermaus {215}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355286
Die Fledermaus {216}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/03/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355288
Die Fledermaus {217}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/05/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355296
Die Fledermaus {218}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/08/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355303
Die Fledermaus {219}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355304
Die Fledermaus {220}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/2014
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355311
Die Fledermaus {221}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355321
Die Fledermaus {222}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/20/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355323
Die Fledermaus {223}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355334 List of Selections
The Enchanted Island {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/2014
Debuts: Nicholas Pallesen, Norman Shankle
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355338
The Enchanted Island {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/01/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355347
The Enchanted Island {13}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/05/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355352 
The Enchanted Island {14}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/08/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355364
The Enchanted Island {15}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/12/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355370
The Enchanted Island {16}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355382
The Enchanted Island {17}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/20/2014
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:357196
National Council Grand Finals Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/31/2019
Winners: Elena Villalón, Miles Mykkanen, Michaela Wolz, Thomas Glass, William Guanbo Su
Taped for future Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357309
Metropolitan Opera Premiere
Akhnaten {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/08/2019
Debuts: Karen Kamensek, Zachary James, J’Nai Bridges, Lindsey Ohse, Chrystal E. Williams, Annie Rosen, Suzanne Hendrix, Oscar Rempe-Hiam, Bruno Poet, Sean Gandini
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357312
Akhnaten {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/12/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357315
Akhnaten {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/15/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357319
Akhnaten {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/19/2019
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357323
Akhnaten {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/2019
HD Transmission
[Met Performance] CID:357332
Akhnaten {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357337
Akhnaten {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/04/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357342
Akhnaten {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/07/2019
Broadcast
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:357449
At Home Gala
Streaming live from around the world; 4/25/2020

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