Grammy-nominated opera singer Anthony Roth Costanzo educating Youngstown State grasp class


Anthony Roth Costanzo has been described as “vocally brilliant and dramatically fearless”, “otherworldly” and “a perfect musician”.

by: WKBN employees

Posted: Mar 4, 2021 / 5:13 AM EST
Updated: March 4, 2021/05:51 AM EST

This Wednesday, December 28, 2011, Danielle de Niese (left) as Ariel will appear next to David Daniels (second from left) as Prospero, Anthony Roth Costanzo (second from right) as Ferdinand and Lisette Oropesa as Miranda in the final of the dress rehearsal of “The Enchanted Island” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. “The Enchanted Island” had its world premiere on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2011, at the Metropolitan Opera. (AP Photo / Mary Altaffer)

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown State’s Pipino Performing Arts Series takes place on Thursday.

Metropolitan Opera headliner Anthony Roth Costanzo will be teaching a virtual master class at 4pm

The class is free and open to everyone. Take part, Click the link on the YSU website.

Costanzo was practically performing on Wednesday night.

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He was the 2019 Musical America Singer of the Year.

“As a countertenor, the New York Times dubbed him ‘vocal brilliant and dramatically fearless’, the Wall Street Journal ‘otherworldly’ and Le Monde the ‘perfect musician’,” said Phyllis Paul, dean of YSU Cliffe College of Creativity Arts. “Once you’ve seen his presentations, you’ll be sure to agree that he is all of these things and more.”

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Costanzo started performing at the age of 11. He has appeared in opera, concert, concert, film and on Broadway.

His debut album was nominated for a Grammy in 2019.