Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo continues to build his reputation as one of the rising stars of the next generation of singers. Mr. Constanzo’s recent opera engagements have included the title role in Tolomeo, the Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Nireno in Giulio Cesare at the Glimmerglass Festival; the title role in Orfeo ed Euridice at the Palm Beach Opera, Armindo in Partenope at the New York City Opera, Ottone in Agrippina at the Boston Lyric Opera, the US premiere of Henze’s Phaedre at the Opera Company of Philadelphia, a guest appearance as Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Program, and the title role in Manhattan School of Music’s main stage production of Lucas Foss’ Griffelkin. In 1994, he performed in Amahl and the Night Visitors at Lincoln Center and with the Opera Company of North Carolina, made a critically acclaimed debut with the New Jersey Opera Festival as Miles in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, and appeared with Luciano Pavarotti in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music’s Opera Extravaganza.
On the concert and recital platforms, Mr. Costanzo most recently made his debut a the Mostly Mozart Festival with the International Contemporary Ensemble, appeared as Prince Go-Go in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre with the New York Philharmonic, and sang Handel’s Messiah with the Cleveland Orchestra and in Carnegie Hall. He has been a featured soloist with the orchestras of Indianapolis, Alabama, Detroit, Denver, Seattle, and was the soloist in the premiere of John Corigliano’s A Dylan Thomas Trilogy with the National Symphony Orchestra at both the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. He has sung Debussy’s Ariettes Oubliées in a theater piece at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, performed Stefan Weisman’s From Frankenstein at Merkin Concert Hall, and premiered composer Gregory Spears’s hour-long piece 6 Owen Songs. Additional New York City appearances include performances at the Asia Society, Simon Hammerstein’s The Box and at prominent art gallery Deitch Projects. Internationally, Mr. Costanzo has performed the title role in Balletto Teatro di Torino’s ballet Caravaggio with original music by Giovanni Solima and toured Italy as the Master of Ceremonies in Karole Armitage’s Casanova.