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Biography

Countertenor

Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing at the age of eleven and has appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. He graduated from Princeton University and Manhattan School of Music. This season, Mr. Costanzo makes his debuts at the Los Angeles Opera in the title role in Philip Glass's Akhnaten; Finnish National Opera in Kaija Sariaaho's Only the Sound Remains, and as Prince Go-Go in performances of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre with both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic. He also produces and stars in his show Orphic Moments at the Landestheater in Salzburg. Mr. Costanzo recently created roles in the world premieres of Jimmy Lopez's Bel Canto at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Jake Heggie's Great Scott at Dallas Opera. In spring 2017 he will premiere a new work by Nico Muhly in Boston. Mr. Costanzo recently helped create presentations of The Tales of Genji in Kyoto that incorporated traditional Kabuki, Noh actors, dancers and Western music. Winner of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition, he was 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. He makes his SFS debut at these performances. 

(December 2016)