Justin Vivian Bond & Anthony Roth Costanzo’s ‘Only An Octave Apart’ Set for London Premiere

By David Salazar

Justin Vivian Bond and Anthony Roth Costanzo’s “Only An Octave Apart” is set to make its London premiere this fall at Wilton’s Music Hall.

The performances kick off on Sept. 28 and run through Oct. 22.

The showcase will feature music supervision by Thomas Bartlett, arrangements by Nico Muhly, and costume design by Jonathan Anderson. Zack Winokur directs the show.

“Only An Octave Apart” premiered in New York City in September 2021 and ran through Oct. 3, 2021.

The duo met over 10 years ago when the countertenor caught a performance featuring Bond at Joe’s Pub. He would later perform as a guest in Bond’s subsequent show. Since then, the two have sought ways to combine their distinct styles into a unique concert experience. This opportunity presented itself during the COVID-19 lockdown and they put together a unique program of repertoire than includes arrangements of such works as Purcell’s famed “Dido’s Lament,” among others.