Stephen Costello

A native of Philadelphia, Stephen Costello made his San Francisco Opera debut as Greenhorn in Moby-Dick, a role he created at the Dallas Opera in 2010. His recent engagements include Lord Percy (Anna Bolena) at the Metropolitan Opera, which was transmitted to theaters worldwide; Alfredo Germont (La Traviata) with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and Cincinnati Opera; Rodolfo (La Bohème) with Los Angeles Opera; Nemorino (L’Elisir d’Amore) at the Vienna State Opera; Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) at Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza; and Fritz (L’Amico Fritz) with the Moscow Philharmonic. The tenor’s career highlights include Rodolfo with the Vienna State Opera, Lord Percy with the Dallas Opera, Roméo (Roméo et Juliette) at Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Salzburg Festival, the Italian Singer (Der Rosenkavalier) and the title role of Gounod’s Faust with the San Diego Opera, and Carlo (Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix) at Covent Garden. Costello’s performances of Cassio (Otello) at the Salzburg Festival were released on DVD in 2010 (Major/Naxos), and his Covent Garden debut in Linda di Chamounix was released on CD in March 2011 (Opera Rara). Recent and upcoming engagements include Rodolfo in Berlin, Tonio (La Fille du Régiment) in San Diego, Nemorino in Vienna, and Edgardo in Toronto.