Who’s punting the naked countertenor?main
Some hard-baked New York PR is working all hours to get Anthony Roth Constanzo into every kind of media.
First the splash about naked dangly bits in Bloomberg, a space where no singer has trodden since Manuela Hoelterhoff retired.
Now a blowout in a food magazine – fffs sake – under the headline ‘Inside Anthony Roth Costanzo’s Gold-Dusted, Cake-Filled, High-Energy Kitchen’. Doncha just wanna be there?
It does not take a minute before the kit comes off.
Then again, How does he do it? is a cliché question when it comes to the opera singer and producer. People ask: How does he sing so high? (Costanzo is a counter-tenor, singing in the same range as a mezzo-soprano). How does he get naked in front of all those people? (In Akhnaten, the Philip Glass opera that opens at the Met on Friday night, Costanzo spends five long minutes on stage completely nude.) And, the question I asked the morning I visited him this summer: How does he get home at one a.m., bake two cakes for a photo shoot, sleep for just a few hours, then answer the door in the morning with cartoon-level cheeriness—all without a drop of caffeine? (Costanzo avoids caffeine, preferring, he says, “to manufacture my own energy.”)
photo: Joseph De Leo/Epicurious
Anything else you wanted to ask?
Like: who’s the PR?