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Biography
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Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at age 11 and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, and film, and on Broadway. He is the New York Philharmonic’s 2021–22 season Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence. The centerpiece of his activities is Authentic Selves: The Beauty Within, two weeks of orchestral programs he co-curated to ex­plore questions of identity, plus other activities that build on community collaborations he and the Or­chestra forged last season when he was cre­ator and producer of NY Phil Bandwagon.

This season Mr. Costanzo returns to The Metropolitan Opera in the title role in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten and in Handel’s Rodelinda, and to Boston Baroque in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula. Earlier engagements this season included reopening St. Ann’s Warehouse, the title role in the world premiere of John Corigliano’s Lord of Cries at Santa Fe Opera, and appearances with Madrid’s Teatro Real, Philharmonia Baroque, and Stanford Live. The two-time Grammy nominee’s forthcoming album, a collaboration with Justin Vivian Bond, comes out this winter on Decca.

He has appeared with many of the world’s leading opera companies, including The Met, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Glimmerglass Festival, and Finnish National Opera. 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. He has begun working as a producer and curator in addition to his singing. In addition to NY Phil Bandwagon, he has 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 Merchant-Ivory’s A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries. His many awards include winning the Met Competition and Operalia.

Anthony Roth Costanzo graduated from Princeton University, where he has returned to teach, and received his master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, where he serves on the board of trustees.

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