After Nearly Losing His Voice To Cancer, Anthony Roth Costanzo Takes On 'Akhnaten'

LISTEN: NPR Music interviews alumnus Anthony Roth Costanzo (MM ’08) about his battle with cancer, opera history, and portraying “the first trans icon” in The Metropolitan Opera’s Akhnaten 🎧

Read more success stories from current students, alumni, and faculty at! Ten years ago, Costanzo had surgery that threatened to destroy his singing voice. Now the countertenor is starring as a gender-fluid Egyptian pharaoh in a new production by the Metropolitan Opera.

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