Opera star advertises his apartment for sale in the NY Times

Opera star advertises his apartment for sale in the NY Times


norman lebrecht

May 27, 2022

Most of us let the realtor do the selling when we move home.

Anthony Roth Constanzo has splashed his apartment sale all over the arts pages of today’s New York Times.

Guess he won’t be short of viewers.

See the place for yourselves here.

Just under $1 million clinches it.



  • Violinman says:

    Price is actually not bad for the location and the size of the place. Only issue is that it’s a co-op and not a condo, or else I’d buy it in a heartbeat

    • Fred Funk says:

      Correct. A viola player could buy it. But would most likely be voted into the basement. These things happen.

  • Eurotrumpet says:

    Typical NY hole: small and overpriced. Too many people living in small storage rooms they like to call “apartments”, paying for the “privilege” as if they lived in a huge mansion, all to “live” (I refuse to call that ‘a life’) in a city so ridiculously expensive they can’t afford to do anything outside their burrow. Noisy, overpriced, dirty, and soul-less. And US-Americans still have the audacity of calling NY “the greatest city on earth”. Some people need to travel more.

    • V.Lind says:

      Tend to agree. Neither an eat-in kitchen nor a dining room. I was shocked at he number of houses — not even just flats — I went to in London that had no dining rooms, but at least they had eat-in kitchens. (My richer friends had all the space anyone could want). All my Canadian apartments, since I left university, have had dining rooms — the last one big enough for my 12-seating table.

      $1 million doesn’t get you much in NY, but nor does it in London, or even in Toronto or Vancouver.

      This at least offers security and location, and a certain Holly Golightly charm.

      • Don Ciccio says:

        You people need to get out to see what small and big means in other parts of the world. By that I mean outside the US and Western Europe.

        Most of the people in the world would love to have an apartment of this size in their countries.

        • guest says:

          No need to take us a guilt trip. I doubt those people would love to have a flat of this size after taking one look at the overpriced tag. Nor would most people living in Western Europe for that matter – the average European salary is 50-80k p.a. before taxes. Try buying a 1 million flat from that, and we’ll talk again in 50 years if you are still alive. Europeans buy with their inheritances, read the savings of the previous generations, not with their salary. Do ‘most of the people in the world outside US and Western Europe’ have an inheritance? I don’t think so.

          • Don Ciccio says:

            I am not talking about the price, nor the location. I am talking about the size of the apartment which, while small by western standards, is bigger than what most people in the world live in.

      • Cello man says:

        Entitled lady??

    • PaulD says:

      I seriously doubt if most Americans think that NYC is the greatest on earth. Most probably think it’s a shithole.

      • Tiredofitall says:

        That’s why they still all flock to visit.

        • guest says:

          ‘Visit’ is the operative word. After one visit and a look at the bank account the morning after, they might not be in such a hurry to visit NYC again, and even less in a hurry to relocate there, unless they’re swimming in money – living in a 15 mil home and spending quarter of a million per year on yourself and another quarter of a million on people who clean up your messes can make a shithole feel very habitable.

      • Petros Linardos says:

        If I lived on a billionaire budget, I might choose to live in NY—and, no, I wouldn’t have a second house elsewhere.
        Within my means, I feel privileged, to visit 1-2 a year. I do find the best of NY very special. The worst of it is another matter.

    • I say: says:

      Well said, and totally agree.

  • MacroV says:

    Pretty small space, but looks nice. Glad he’s got a side-hustle; can’t sing forever.

  • guest says:

    Perhaps a little more discernment in using certain ‘titles’ wouldn’t come amiss? Not every guy barely out of his teens who swings a stick is a ‘maestro’, not every performer is an ‘artist’, and not every countertenor who sings a dozen performances per year in rarely performed operas is a ‘star.’

  • Tim says:

    I enjoy visiting New York, but don’t think I’d want to live there myself. Too crowded for my liking. However, I can certainly understand and respect why others would choose to live there. It’s a lively and interesting place, with lots to see and do. Such places are never cheap.

  • Eastman guy says:

    Oh, please . . . it is NYC, the biggest and most culturally and commercially important city in the U.S. Living in such a place means paying high prices for small dwellings. Those for whom lower living costs are highly important can (and do) find contentment in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Indianapolis, etc.

    • A Pianist says:

      People have such short memories. NY’s importance was true in the 70s as well. But back in the 70s, NYC wasn’t just cheaper than now in adjusted terms. It was one of the cheapest places in the country to live.

      The idea that artists and intellectuals flock to “important cities” has always been nonsense. They tend to flock to cheap places with good culture. This combo was what pulled everyone to Berlin from Brooklyn, London and everywhere else in the oughts. At that time it had great culture but was still cheap enough for offbeat people. A place that’s uniformly expensive won’t stay culturally important for too long, it will just become a den of trust funders.

  • James Minch says:

    Another homosexual countertenor. I despise all countertenors.

    • simonelvladtepes says:

      Countertenors are revolting.

    • simonelvladtepes says:

      Actually, most people are revolting, once you get to know them. Off, off with their ugly heads. I hate everyone. That’s why I like this site.

    • Johnny Pea says:

      So it’s only countertenors you hate not homosexuals? For a moment I thought you were a prejudiced right wing homophobe who had to make mention of the seller’s profession and sexuality for what reason? To get a lower? Your a**hole comments won’t stop me from watching the DVD of the Glass opera.

      • James Mnch says:

        I said I ‘despise’ countertenors. I also feel contempt for homosexuals who think there’s something clever about singing falsetto. They’re the drag artists of the classical world.

        Stand up and say out loud ‘I’m a countertenor’. Do you not feel a fool?