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Glass Handel

Glass Handel

Music by George Frideric Handel & Philip Glass
Performed in English and Italian

In 2018, acclaimed countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and the luxury art and fashion multimedia company Visionaire created an immersive, operatic art installation that played to sold-out audiences in Philadelphia (as part of Festival O18) and New York City. Glass Handel can now reach a new audience when a concert film of the New York performances comes to the Opera Philadelphia Channel, plus a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of this innovative work.

During the live performances, Costanzo’s glorious interpretations of Handel and Glass art songs were accompanied by live painting, live dance, exclusive music videos, and opulent costume changes from luminaries across these varied disciplines. Costanzo invites you to witness “the agony and ecstasy” that led to this incredible artistic collaboration. 

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Glass Handel video

MapOpera Philadelphia Channel

Dates are Oct 2021.

The Opera Philadelphia Channel has been made possible by the Disosway Foundation, Inc. and by Wyncote Foundation

Cast & Creative Team

Anthony Roth Costanzo
Anthony Roth CostanzoCountertenor & Producer
George Condo
George CondoVisual Artist
Patricia Delgado
Patricia DelgadoDancer
Ricky Ubeda
Ricky UbedaDancer
David Hallberg
David HallbergDancer
  • Eric Jacobsen Conductor
  • Visionaire Producer
  • Cath Brittan Producer
  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein Costume Design
  • Justin Peck Choreographer
  • Brandon Stirling Baker Lighting Design
  • Ryan McNamara Production Format
  • Adam Larsen Video Consultant
  • Pix Talarico Editor
George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass

The Composer

George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass

George Frideric Handel composed operas, oratorios and instrumentals. His 1741 work, "Messiah," is among the most famous oratorios in history. Learn more about Handel.

Through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble, and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times. Learn more about Glass.

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