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Akhnaten: Live at the Metropolitan Opera (LTNF LIVE 4 WERB RADIO)

Attending an opera premiere at the Metropolitan Opera is a big deal. When you add in that it is a Philip Glass opera, featuring a countertenor about a little know and highly important historical figure, a real Egyptian Pharoah of import, well then… it can become epic. Listen to Lester the Nightfly Live about the opera Akhnaten. Lots to learn. Lots to hear.

Author’s Note: Such a pleasure to go to this opera with Daniel, Victor, and Sunny. We shared something special!

About Anthony Costanzo (Countertenor)

Anthony Roth Costanzo is an American countertenor, actor, and producer who has led performances at opera companies around the world. Beginning his career in musical theatre at the age of 11, he has since been featured at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and Glyndebourne Opera Festival, as well as in concert with the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra.

In 2012, he won first place at Plácido Domingo’s international opera competition Operalia and, in 2009, was a Grand Finals Winner of the . As an actor, he has performed in several films, including the Merchant Ivory film A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, for which he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. As a producer and curator, he has created shows for National Sawdust, Opera Philadelphia, the Philharmonia Baroque, Princeton University, WQXR, The State Theater in Salzburg, MasterVoices, and Kabuki-za Tokyo. Costanzo is a graduate of Princeton University, where he has returned to teach, and he received his master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

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DJ and radio personality PJ Ewing is the host of Lester the Nightfly.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. PJ

    This music is still ringing in my ears – in the best possible way!

  2. Victor

    Love this show – love this show – love this show – I have listened to it multiple times… so good!

    Victor

  3. Finn

    This is really interesting! Great piece!

  4. Adelaide Ewing

    OMG!!!! ThIS work here is really good!!!!

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