‘Akhnaten’ Star Anthony Roth Costanzo Made Visiting Fellow at Oxford for Helping Boost Egyptology

Photo: Matthew Placek “Akhnaten” star Anthony Roth Costanzo has caught the attention of Academia through his depiction of the opera’s titular Egyptian Pharoah. According to Bloomberg, Oxford University has made the singer a visiting fellow at its Centre for the Humanities. The fellowship will begin in November 2022. Bloomberg reported Richard Bruce Parkinson, an Oxford professor of Egyptology and former {…}

Freddie De Tommaso, Alice Coote, Lise Davidsen, Anthony Roth Costanzo & Angel Blue Lead BBC Prom’s 2022 Season

The BBC Proms has announced its 2022 season. Here is a look at the vocal highlights of the festival. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Verdi’s Requiem on the First Night of the 2022 BBC Proms. Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Jennifer Johnston, Freddie De Tommaso, and Kihwan Sim are the soloists. Performance Date: July 15, 2022 David Bates and La {…}

Metropolitan Opera, Gustavo Dudamel & Sangeeta Kaur Win Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards have announced the classical music winners. The Best Opera Recording went to “Akhnaten” from the Metropolitan Opera. The award was accepted by Anthony Roth Costanzo, Zachary James, and Dísella Lárusdóttir. Among the other winners who were part of the recording were producer David Frost, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus, conductor Karen Kamensek, and J’Nai {…}

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Anthony Roth Costanzo and 13 Guest Artist Debuts

San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra has announced its exciting 2022-23 season spotlighting rare works by Handel and featuring Anthony Roth Costanzo, along with 13 guest artist debuts. Here’s what’s in store for Bay Area audiences. For this article, only vocal performances are listed. First up is Händel’s oratorio “Theodora,” featuring mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston in her PBO and American debut, soprano {…}

J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Dawn Upshaw, Daniela Mack, Alek Shrader Headline Caramoor 2022 Summer Festival

Caramoor has announced its 2022 summer season, which runs between June 18 through August 19, 2022. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on opera and vocal performances. Soprano Christine Taylor Price and baritone Thomas West headline “Pops & Patriots” alongside the Westchester Symphony Winds and conductor Curt Ebersole. The showcase features music by Smith, Porter, Thomas, {…}

Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Nadine Sierra & Lise Davidsen Headline Metropolitan Opera’s Spring Season

The Metropolitan Opera returns after a successful first half of the 2021–22 season and a planned February break. During the spring portion of the season, the company is slated to present three new productions and 12 classic revivals that run from Feb. 28–June 11, 2022. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the company’s first-ever performances of the original five-act French version {…}