Anthony Roth Costanzo


The New York-based countertenor has successfully appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. In recent seasons, Costanzo has sung at the Metropolitan Opera (Ferdinand and Prospero/ The Enchanted Island, world premiere, Unulfo/Rodelinda, Orlofsky/Die Fledermaus), English National Opera (The Indian Queen), San Francisco Opera (Partenope), and at Carnegie Hall, Glyndebourne, Teatro Real, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Philadelphia, New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and Michigan Opera Theatre, among many others. Additional recent appearances include Prince Go-Go in the New York Philharmonic’s hugely acclaimed production of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre. The countertenor’s current season includes London’s English National Opera (title role/Philip Glass’s Akhnaten), The Dallas Opera (Jake Heggie’s Great Scott, world premiere) and with the International Contemporary Ensemble at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He also collaborates with director Peter Sellars at California’s Ojai Festival. Costanzo graduated from Princeton University where he has returned to teach, and received his master’s from Manhattan School of Music. He won first place in Operalia, and is a Grand Finals winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Lyric Opera debut: César/ Bel Canto (2015|16)

Last updated: December 7, 2015