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. In 2022, he was awarded a GRAMMY, an Honorary Doctorate from Manhattan School of Music, a visiting fellowship from Oxford University, and the History Makers Award from the New York Historical Society. He is a recipient of the 2020 Beverly Sills Award from the Metropolitan Opera, a winner of the 2020 Opera News Award, and Musical America鈥檚 2019 Vocalist of the Year.

This coming season, he returns to the Metropolitan Opera in another title role, after two sold out runs of Glass鈥檚聽Akhnaten,聽as Gluck’s聽Orfeo.聽His season also includes聽a chamber concert with the Met Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, his Paris Opera Debut under the baton of Dudamel in a new production of Ad猫s鈥檚聽The Exterminating Angel,聽solo recitals at the Kennedy Center and Boston Celebrity Series, a return to Madrid鈥檚 Teatro Real, his Wigmore Hall debut, and more to be announced soon. Last season he was artist-in-residence with the New York Philharmonic and this summer he is the artist-in-residence at Glimmerglass Opera where he will sing the title聽role in Rinaldo. He also returns to the Spoleto Festival USA聽for orchestra and chamber concert, and he is bringing the show he created with Justin Vivian Bond based in his second album for Decca Gold, where he is an exclusive recording artist. His first album, with music of Glass and Handel, was nominated for a GRAMMY.

Costanzo has appeared with many of the world鈥檚 leading opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Santa Fe 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, The Cleveland Orchestra, The聽Philadelphia聽Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic,聽London Symphony Orchestra,聽National Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony,聽The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, NDR at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, and Philharmonia Baroque, 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鈥檚 Pub, The Guggenheim, The Park Avenue Armory, and Madison Square Garden.

Costanzo also works as a producer and curator in addition to his singing, recently creating and producing the New York Philharmonic鈥檚聽Bandwagon聽initiative, as聽well as聽shows for The BBC Proms, St. Ann鈥檚 Warehouse, Opera Philadelphia, 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. To continue and expand these pursuits, he has聽received major support from the Mellon Foundation. He鈥檚 a founding member of the American Modern Opera聽Company. In film, he played Francis in the Merchant Ivory film, A Soldier鈥檚 Daughter Never Cries, for which he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.

Mr. Costanzo鈥檚 other awards include first place in the Operalia competition, a Grand Finals Winner of the 2009 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a George London Award, a career grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation, and the first countertenor to win First Place in the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCullom competition, where he also won the audience choice prize. He has also received a Sullivan Foundation Award, and won First Place in the Opera Index Competition, the National Opera Association Vocal Competition, and the Jensen Foundation Competition.

He graduated from Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University, where he has returned to teach, and received his Masters of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, where he now serves on the board of Trustees.