Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of 11 and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. Mr. Costanzo made his debuts at the Los Angeles Opera as the title role in Phillip Glass' Ahknaten, the Finnish National Opera in Kaija Sariaaho's Only the Sound Remains, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in performances of Messiah, and with both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic as Prince Go-Go in performances of Le Grand Macabre, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and directed by Peter Sellars. He also produced and starred in his critically acclaimed show, Orphic Moments, at the Landestheater in Salzburg. 2017-2018 season’s engagement included his company and role debut as the title role in Giulio Cesare at the Houston Grand Opera, his debut at the Florida Grand Opera as the title role in Orfeo ed Euridice, and a return to Opera Philadelphia as The Boy in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin.
Mr. Costanzo has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as both Ferdinand and Prospero in the world premiere of The Enchanted Island, as well as Prince Orlofsky in a new production of Die Fledermaus after making his debut as Unulfo in Rodelinda. He made his European debut at the Glyndebourne Festival in Rinaldo and has since appeared at the English National Opera in Indian Queen and Ahknaten. He has also appeared in recent seasons with San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Teatro Real Madrid, Dallas Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Philadelphia, San Diego Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Palm Beach Opera, The North Carolina Opera, and as a guest with Juilliard Opera.
A champion of new work, Mr. Costanzo recently created roles in the world premieres of Jimmy Lopez' Bel Canto at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Jake Heggie's Great Scott at the Dallas Opera. He has also premiered works written for him by Matthew Aucoin, Paola Prestini, Gregory Spears, Suzanne Farrin, Bernard Rands, Scott Wheeler, Mohammed Fairouz, and Steve Mackey.