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Anthony Roth Costanzo on Classical KC

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo
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Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo

Classical KC speaks with countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo about breaking with vocal convention as well as his early struggles and successes. Plus, hear how he celebrates the beauty (and absurdity) of the operatic art form.


Brooke Knoll


Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor


"Lascia ch'io pianga" from Rinaldo
"Vivi, tiranno, io t'ho scampato" from Rodelinda
by George Frideric Handel

Liquid Days
by Philip Glass and David Byrne

"Hymn to the Sun" from Akhnaten
by Philip Glass

From the album ARC - Glass/Handel

Great Scott (Selections)
by Jake Heggie and Terrance McNally
Joyce DiDonato, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Ailyn Perez, Frederica von Stade and Nathan Gunn with the Orchestra and Chorus of The Dallas Opera
Patrick Summers, conductor

You can learn more about Anthony at and you can learn about his Kansas City performance at

Brooke Knoll is the digital audience specialist and afternoon host for Classical KC. You can reach her at
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