As the Associated Press observes, Stephen Costello is “a prodigiously gifted singer whose voice makes an immediate impact.” The Philadelphia-born tenor quickly established a reputation as a “first-class talent” (Opera News) after coming to national attention in 2007, when, aged 26, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut on the company’s season-opening night. Two years later Costello won the prestigious Richard Tucker Award, and has since appeared at many of the world’s most important opera houses and music festivals, including the Metropolitan Opera New York; Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin; Vienna State Opera; Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and the Salzburg Festival.
Costello’s 2015/16 season includes Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto and Lord Percy Anna Bolena for The Metropolitan Opera, The Duke Rigoletto for Teatro Real Madrid, Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon at Dallas Opera, Edgardo in a new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House, Nemorino L’elisir d’amore at the Vienna State Opera, and his Santa Fe Opera début in the title role of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. Stephen will also sing Alfredo La Traviata at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, return to Dallas Opera as Lensky Eugene Onegin and Greenhorn Moby Dick, and to the Metropolitan Opera as Duca Rigoletto and title role Roméo et Juliette. He will make his Paris Opera début in 2017 as Camille The Merry Widow.
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