A Te, O Cara
Stephen makes his solo album debut with A Te, O Cara (“To you, oh dear one”), a collection of bel canto arias, recorded with Lithuania’s Kaunas City Symphony and conductor Constantine Orbelian. Dedicated to Stephen's dear friend and colleague, the late Dmitri Hvorostovsky, A te, o cara includes arias from seven Donizetti operas – Anna Bolena, Don Pasquale, Don Sebastiano, La favorita, La fille du régiment, L’elisir d’amore, and Lucia di Lammermoor – punctuated with “Parmi veder le lagrime” from Verdi’s Rigoletto and “A te, o cara, amor talora,” from Bellini’s I puritani.
Released by San Francisco Opera, in partnership with EuroArts Music International, The recording of Moby-Dick is available on DVD and Blu-ray and features Stephen Costello in his signature role of Greenhorn (Ishmael in Melville’s novel).
Heggie: HERE/AFTER: Songs of Lost Voices
With music by JAKE HEGGIE – “the finest American art song composer of his generation” (Classical Review) – to texts by Gene Scheer, HERE/AFTER: Songs of Lost Voices offers more than two hours of music from the composer and librettist of the operas Moby-Dick and Three Decembers, as performed by vocalists Talise Trevigne, Joyce DiDonato, Stephen Costello and Nathan Gunn with flutist Carol Wincenc and the Alexander String Quartet.
Recorded with Patrick Summers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Love Duets comprises favorite romantic duets by composers ranging from Puccini to Bernstein, with selections from L’elisir d’amore, La traviata, Rigoletto, Faust, Manon, La bohème, L’amico Fritz, and Broadway’s Carousel, Guys and Dolls, Kismet, and West Side Story, from which iTunes includes the couple’s rendition of “Tonight,” the balcony scene, as a bonus.
Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix
Stephen Costello's first commercial opera recording features Eglise Gutierrez, Ludovic Tézier, Alessandro Corbelli, Marianna Pizzolato and The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House (Conductor, Sir Mark Elder)
Stephen Costello (Cassio) joins Aleksandrs Antonenko, Marina Poplavskaya, and Carlos Alvarez in this production of the Verdi opera with Riccardo Muti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic.