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A Brief History of the Countertenor

05/06/2022 | 5m 56s | Video has closed captioning.

Opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo takes us through a day in the life of a countertenor as he prepares for an evening performance at the Met. The Grammy-winning vocalist, starring in Philip Glass’s breathtaking “Akhnaten,” explains the history of high voice male singing and what it takes to shake up the opera house.

Aired: 05/06/22

Rating: NR

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