Opera Philadelphia Presents Anthony Roth Costanzo in World Premiere of Glass Handel

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Anthony Roth Costanzo records his solo album ARC with Decca Gold. Credit: Pix Talarico

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Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite Philadelphia Opera - Glass Handel is one of two innovative and thought-provoking world premiere productions that highlight O18, the second edition of Opera Philadelphia’s annual season-opening festival.


Music Philadelphia OperaStaged on September 22, 23 and 30 in the expansive Annenberg Court of Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation, home to O17’s The Wake World, the new work is an immersive, multidisciplinary operatic installation headlined and created by American countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo – “a bona-fide star” (New Yorker) – in collaboration with producer Cath Brittan and avant-garde fashion/art company Visionaire.

Under their curation, music by Baroque master George Frederic Handel and living legend Philip Glass meets the worlds of art, fashion, dance, and film through collaboration with a host of luminaries: fine artist George Condo; fashion house Calvin Klein and designer Raf Simons; choreographer Justin Peck; ballet dancers David Hallberg and Patricia Delgado; performance artist Ryan McNamara; and filmmakers including James Ivory, Maurizio Cattelan, Mickalene Thomas and Mark Romanek. Opera Philadelphia’s world premiere production also marks the official launch of ARC, Costanzo’s solo album debut, a collection of Glass and Handel arias that is due for September 21 release on Decca Gold.

 

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