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In the third of a new series of interviews with Philharmonia artists, musicians and staff, we caught up with star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and put our questions to him. 

Welcome Anthony! What are you most looking forward to in your role in The No One’s Rose?

Photo by Matthew Placek

I love to be so close to the singers, dancers, and musicians and feel the vibrations of their notes and steps. I’ve missed live performances!

Which cell number do you call the most?

Definitely mom. 

Where, or what, is perfection?

In the hands of the most boring people.

What do you fear the most?


What is the most recent album that you’ve bought or streamed?

Cecile McLorin Salvant’s “For One to Love”

What is your most treasured possession?

A necklace my first music teacher gave me which is an Eye of Horace from ancient Egypt.  

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

An opera singer 

What is your most guilty pleasure?


What is your favorite word?


What is your most memorable vacation?

What is vacation?

What keeps you awake at night?

Trying to sleep


Learn more about Anthony on his website!

Click here to purchase tickets to our upcoming production of The No One’s Rose featuring Anthony on August 25, 26 & 29 at Stanford Live!