Anthony Roth Costanzo to Star in ‘Aci, Galatea e Polifemo’ In San Francisco

By David Salazar
(Credit: Jill Steinberg)

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is set to star in the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale’s performances of “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo” at San Francisco on Jan. 22, 2020. The run of the show, which will feature eight total performances, is set to conclude on Feb. 1, 2020.

In addition to Costanzo, this production of the Handel opera will also star bass-baritone Davóne Tines and soprano Lauren Snouffer with Nicholas McGegan conducting. The production which will be directed by Christopher Alden, will be produced by Costanzo and Cath Brittan.

The world premiere of this production first took place in 2017 and features numerous video projections. Of its initial performances, The New York Times’ Anthony Tommasini noted that the experience was a “radical production of a Handel rarity” that “wrings every bit of unsettling darkness from the curious work.”

The opening night performance is set to take place at the Diane Wilsey Center for Opera with the remaining seven shows being presented at the ODC Theater.