This summer, Stephen appears as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto for his Bregenz Festival debut in Austria.
Taking on a new Puccini role has a particular significance for Costello. As he explains:
“I made my professional debut singing a Puccini role, and am excited to have my role debut as Pinkerton mark the occasion of my first opera performances in Japan. After Madama Butterfly in Tokyo, I head to Bregenz, Austria for Rigoletto and then Verona, Italy for La traviata. It will be a long and fun summer and I’m thrilled that my wife, Yoon, and dog, Pebbles, will thankfully join me all summer.”