credit Merri Cyr
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.
Stephen's 2016/17 season includes Alfredo La Traviata at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and at the Bolshoi; Italian Tenor Der Rosenkavalier in concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Lensky Eugene Onegin and Greenhorn Moby Dick for Dallas Opera; title role Roméo et Juliette for Korea National Opera and for the Metropolitan Opera; and Duca Rigoletto for the Metropolitan Opera. Stephen will make his Paris Opera debut in 2017 as Camille The Merry Widow.