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'Glass Handel' at the Barnes Foundation: Anthony Roth Costanzo moves us... literally / Philly.com

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It's hard to know for sure, of course, but it's probably safe to assume that Anthony Roth Costanzo has some control issues. Sunday night at the Barnes Foundation, the countertenor left nothing to chance. In a multi-genre creation called Glass Handel, perhaps the most unorthodox installment in Opera Philadelphia's O18 festival, even the audience was choreographed.

Crowds were grouped into different sections of the vast Annenberg Court. As Costanzo alternated between works of Philip Glass and George Frideric Handel, different artistic responses were playing out in each area. 
PHOTO: DOMINIC M. MERCIER/OPERA PHILADELPHIA

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