The New Social Environment#771

Anthony Roth Costanzo

Featuring Costanzo and William Corwin, with Peter Covino


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo joins Rail contributor William Corwin for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Peter Covino.

In this talk

Anthony Roth Costanzo in Akhnaten at the London Coliseum through April 5, 2023 →

Anthony Roth Costanzo

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Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of 11 and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. He is a 2022 GRAMMY winner, a recipient of the 2020 Beverly Sills Award from the Metropolitan Opera, a winner of the 2020 Opera News Award, and Musical America’s 2019 Vocalist of the Year. Costanzo has appeared with many of the world’s leading opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and others. He has performed at a wide-ranging variety of venues including Carnegie Hall, Versailles, The Kennedy Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and elsewhere.

William Corwin

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Sculptor and journalist William Corwin is from New York. He has exhibited at galleries in New York, London, Hamburg, Beijing and Taipei. He has written regularly for The Brooklyn Rail, Artpapers, Bomb, Artcritical, Raintaxi and Canvas. Most recently he curated and wrote the catalog for Postwar Women at The Art Students League in New York, an exhibition of the school’s alumnae active between 1945-65, and 9th Street Club, and exhibitions of Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Mercedes Matter, Grace Hartigan, Lee Krasner and Elaine Dekooning at Gazelli Art House in Mayfair. He is the editor of Formalism; Collected Essays of Saul Ostrow, (2020).

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Peter Covino reading.

Peter Covino

A portrait of Peter Covino
Photo by Nathalie Handal
After a fourteen-year career as a professional social worker in the fields of foster care and AIDS services in NYC, poet-translator-editor Peter Covino is an associate professor in the English and Creative Writing PhD Program at the University of Rhode Island. He is a well-published scholar and author of The Right Place to Jump and Cut Off the Ears of Winter both from W. Michigan UP, New Issues; and Essays on Italian American Literature CUNY/Bordighera. His prizes include a 2019 NEA Translation Fellowship, a Fellowship from the Richmond American International University of London, the PEN American/Osterweil Award, and the Frank O’Hara Prize for his chapbook Straight Boyfriend. He is a founding editor/trustee of Barrow Street Press.

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