Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo’s “ARC” Nominated for Grammy

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo’s “ARC” Nominated for Grammy

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo broke genre boundaries with his debut recital album “ARC” by juxtaposing the Baroque music of Handel to that of contemporary composer Philip Glass — a thoughtful pairing that, on Friday, garnered the singer a 2019 Grammy nomination in the category of Classical Solo Vocal Album.

With the release of his album, Costanzo challenged audiences to see concerts and his music in a new and (literally) moving way. Costanzo staged an experiential performance — aptly titled “Glass Handel” — with live art, music, fashion, dance and visual media on display while audience members were carted through the show by so-called “people movers” at St. John the Divine.

Watch below for insight into how the colossal production came together.

Top Image: Anthony Roth Costanzo's "Glass Handel."