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Anthony Roth Costanzo hopes to do for opera what 'Hamilton' has done for the Broadway musical / WSJ

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THROUGH AN ambitious project premiering this fall, the renowned countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, 36, hopes to do for opera what Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton has done for the Broadway musical: make the art form newly relevant by giving it a 21st-century vibe. To that end, Costanzo, a star of both the traditional opera circuit and the new music scene, is producing Glass Handel, a series of operatic events exploring the music of Baroque master George Frideric Handel and American composer Philip Glass. The performances will build on Costanzo's debut solo album, ARC, which Decca Gold released last month.

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