2022 Grammy Award winner and recipient of the 2020 Beverly Sills Award from the Metropolitan Opera, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo returns to Princeton, home of his alma mater, to perform Gregory Spears’ Love Story along with George Frideric Handel’s aria “Quella fiamma” from Arminio.
Anthony Roth Costanzo is "vocally brilliant and dramatically fearless”
– The New York Times
Nina SHEKHAR / Lumina
George Frideric HANDEL / “Quella fiamma” from Arminio, HWV 36
Gregory SPEARS / Love Story
words by Tracy K. Smith
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY / Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
- Nina Shekhar, currently a PhD candidate in Music Composition at Princeton University, is already seeing success in her early career: her piece Lumina received an ASCAP Foundation prize in 2021.
- Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is best known for his recent turn in the title role of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten in its two runs at the Metropolitan Opera. Gregory Spears’ Love Story is inspired by a poem by 22nd US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.
- Tchaikovsky wrote of his fourth symphony “Never yet has any of my orchestral works cost me so much labour, but I’ve never yet felt such love for any of my things.…Perhaps I’m mistaken, but it seems to me that this symphony is better than anything I’ve done so far.”
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor
Listen to the exquisite voice of Anthony Roth Costanzo as he performs these works by Handel: