Appreciated for his “captivating vocal colour and bold high notes” and for “great intensity and tangible emotion” (OperaClick), Vincenzo Costanzo is one of the youngest tenors on the international opera scene. Born in 1991, he joined the children’s choir of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples at the age of six. He made
his debut as a soloist at the age of 11 in a contemporary opera, again at the Teatro San Carlo. He studied piano and solfège in a private school, and then obtained his degree at the local conservatory. At the same time, he graduated in Computer Engineering, continuing his singing studies with Marcello Ferraresi, and then perfecting his skills with Piero Giuliacci. Despite his young age, Vincenzo Costanzo has already won an Oscar Della Lirica (New Generation Tenor award) in Doha (Qatar) in 2014,
and has had the opportunity to work with internationally renowned directors and conductors such as Myung-whun Chung at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and in Tokyo, James Conlon at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Emma Dante at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Daniel Oren and Franco Zeffirelli at the Arena di Verona and Liliana Cavani at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. In December 2012, he made his debut in Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth at the Teatro Carlo Felice in
Genoa, conducted by Andrea Battistoni. Among other Verdi roles, he played Rodolfo in Luisa Miller in Busseto (2013), conducted by Donato Renzetti and directed by Leo Nucci, in commemoration of the bicentenary of Verdi’s birth. He also performed the same role at the Teatro Comunale di Piacenza, at the Teatro Comunale di Ferrara and at the Teatro Dante Alighieri di Ravenna, to the acclaim of audiences and critics alike. In September of the same year, he made his debut in the role of Alfredo Germont in La Traviata conducted by Daniel Oren at the Guangzhou Opera House. After the experience in China, he took part in the staging of La Traviata at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan for the opening of the 2013/2014 season.
In February 2014, he debuted the role of Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the baton of Juraj Valcuha. Subsequently, he returned to interpret Pinkerton in two prestigious theatres: at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, directed by Giampaolo Bisanti, and at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. He then succeeded in the role of Alfredo (La Traviata) in Novara, conducted by Andrea Battistoni, and in Astana (Kazakhstan), conducted by Francesco Ivan Ciampa. He is among the featured soloists in
the New Year’s concerts at the Guangzhou Opera and in Shanghai. He sang Madame Butterfly (Pinkerton) with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, at
the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in Venice and in Piacenza, Macbeth at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, La Bohème (Rodolfo) in Palermo, Luisa Miller (Rodolfo) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Nabucco at the Reggia di Caserta. In October 2016 he debuted the role of Riccardo in Un Ballo in
Maschera. He was also a guest at the AIDS Gala held at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, where he made his debut as Alfredo in La Traviata. In the same theatre he made his debut in La Rondine (Ruggero) directed by Rolando Villazón, then he returned to perform Madame Butterfly at the Teatro Real in Madrid and at the
San Francisco Opera House marking his debut in the United States. His most recent engagements include Un Ballo in Maschera in London under the baton of
Gianluca Marcianò, Simon Boccanegra (Gabriele Adorno) at Opéra national de Montpellier under the baton of Michael Schønwandt and Tosca (Cavaradossi) at National Opera Minsk. His next engagements will be his debut in the role of Maurizio Di Sassonia in Adriana Lecouvreur at the Staatstheaters Mainz under the direction of Daniel Montanè and directed by Gianluca Falaschi, and his performance in Tosca (Cavaradossi) at the Festival Pucciniano in Torre del Lago.