“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, at the age of 26, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Arturo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor on the company’s season-opening night. Two years later he won the prestigious Richard Tucker Award, and in 2010 he drew special praise for his creation of the role of Greenhorn (Ishmael) in The Dallas Opera’s celebrated world-premiere production of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick. He has since appeared at many of the world’s most important opera houses and music festivals, including London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Vienna State Opera; Lyric Opera of Chicago; San Francisco Opera; Washington National Opera; and the Salzburg Festival. As Opera News noted in 2017, the “all-American tenor” is now “at the top of his game.” His performance as Don José in TDO’s 2018 Carmen marked yet another successful role debut for Mr. Costello. The 2018/19 season also saw him reprise his celebrated interpretation of Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata at the Hamburg State Opera and the Met, where he partnered with Anita Hartig in a new staging by Michael Mayer. To crown the season, Costello made his solo album debut with A Te, O Cara; a Delos collection of Donizetti, Verdi, and Bellini bel canto arias named “Best Vocal Recital Disc of 2018” (Voix des Arts).