Anthony Roth Costanzo


Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of 11 and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. His debut album, ARC, on Decca Gold was nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award, and he is Musical America’s 2019 vocalist of the year. Costanzo has appeared with many of the world’s leading opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Los Angeles Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Dallas Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Spoleto Festival USA, Glimmerglass Festival and Finnish National Opera. In concert he has sung with the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra, among others. He has performed at a wide-ranging variety of venues including Carnegie Hall, Versailles, The Kennedy Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Sawdust, Minamiza Kyoto, Joe’s Pub, The Guggenheim, The Park Avenue Armory, and Madison Square Garden. Costanzo is a Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and won first prize in Placido Domingo’s Operalia Competition. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his role in a Merchant Ivory film. He has begun working as a producer and curator in addition to a performer, creating shows for National Sawdust, Opera Philadelphia, the Philharmonia Baroque, Princeton University, WQXR, The State Theater in Salzburg, Master Voices and Kabuki-Za Tokyo. Costanzo graduated from Princeton University where he has returned to teach, and he received his masters from the Manhattan School of Music. In his youth he performed on Broadway and alongside Luciano Pavarotti.

F. Paul Driscoll

Editor in Chief, OPERA NEWS

F. Paul Driscoll has been Editor in Chief of OPERA NEWS since 2003. He began contributing to the magazine in 1990 and joined the editorial staff as managing editor in 1998. Mr. Driscoll has served as a lecturer and interviewer for InSight Cruises and Radisson Cruises; at Cooper Union; at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse; at the Dahesh Museum; at the Museum of the City of New York; at CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan; at the Art Song Festival at Baldwin-Wallace College; the Metropolitan Opera Club; the Wagner Society of New York; and the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s “Singers Studio” interview series. He is co-author, with John Martinez, of the book FANTASTIC OPERA, published by Harry N. Abrams. Mr. Driscoll has served as a competition judge for Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, the Liederkranz Foundation, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the Ades Competition at Manhattan School of Music and for the Metropolitan Opera National Council (regional level). Mr. Driscoll was born in New York City and raised in Westchester. He is a graduate of Regis High School in Manhattan and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. In 2016, Mr. Driscoll received an honorary doctorate from Manhattan School of Music.
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    Master Class and Conversation with Anthony Roth Costanzo

    • About this Class

    • Video: Anthony Roth Costanzo Master Class

    • Video: F. Paul Driscoll in Conversation with Anthony Roth Costanzo

    • Handout: Master Class with Anthony Roth Costanzo


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