Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo made his LA Opera debut in 2016 in the title role of Akhnaten.
He began performing professionally at the age of 11 and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. He is an exclusive recording artist with Decca Gold, and his first album was released in September of 2018. Mr. 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, 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.
Mr. Costanzo is a Grand Finals winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and he 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.
Mr. 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. (AnthonyRothCostanzo.com)