Cincinnati Opera Presents Metropolitan Opera Star Stephen Costello in AN EVENING OF BEL CANTO ARIAS

Considered to be “among the world’s best tenors” (Daily Express, UK),
Costello performs opera favorites at Memorial Hall Oct. 29

co_logoCINCINNATI—Cincinnati Opera proudly presents world-renowned tenor Stephen Costello in a special concert event this fall.

On Tuesday, October 29, Costello will perform an evening of opera favorites from the bel canto (Italian for “beautiful singing”) era, including excerpts from The Elixir of LoveRigolettoLucia di Lammermoor, and more. The concert reunites Costello with Cincinnati Opera after his acclaimed performances as Rodolfo in La Bohème (2010) and Alfredo in La Traviata (2012). The event also celebrates the recent release of Costello’s first solo album, A Te, O Cara, a collection of bel canto arias by Donizetti, Verdi, and Bellini on the Delos label.

CO_Stephen Costello headshot“A prodigiously gifted singer whose voice makes an immediate impact” (Associated Press), Stephen Costello stands “among the world’s best tenors” (Daily Express, UK). The Philadelphia-born artist came to national attention in 2007, when, aged 26, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut on the company’s season-opening night. Two years later, Costello won the opera industry’s prestigious Richard Tucker Award, and he has since appeared at many of the world’s most important opera houses and music festivals, including London’s Royal Opera House, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, and the Salzburg Festival.

Tickets for Stephen Costello: An Evening of Bel Canto Arias begin at $35. To order, visit or call (513) 241-2742.

Cincinnati Opera presents

Date & Time:
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 7:30 p.m
A reception with the artist will follow.

Memorial Hall | Over-the-Rhine
1225 Elm Street | Cincinnati, OH 45202


To order: | (513) 241-2742

Sponsored by The Peter G. Courlas & Nicholas Tsimaras Fund

About Cincinnati Opera 

Founded in 1920 and the second oldest opera company in the nation, Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling season of grand opera every summer. The company’s repertoire includes beloved classics and contemporary masterworks brought to life by some of the world’s most dynamic performers and creative teams. 

Cincinnati Opera’s 2020 100th Anniversary Summer Festival takes place June 18 through August 1, 2020, and features Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, the world premiere of William Menefield and Sheila Williams’s Fierce, Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka, the world premiere of Gregory Spears and Tracy K. Smith’s Castor and Patience, and Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida. The 2020 season is made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations. 

Cincinnati Opera’s mission is to enrich and connect our community through diverse opera experiences.


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