WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD? BWW Talks to Tenor Stephen Costello

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WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD? BWW Talks to Tenor Stephen CostelloWhat's on your iPod tenor Stephen Costello?

Rising star tenor Stephen Costello is one of the most sought after singers in the world these days. The Philadelphia-born tenor leapt onto the national stage in 2009 when he won the prestigious Richard Tucker Award. Since then he has graced the stages of many of the world's most important opera houses. Fresh off of his successful Houston Grand Opera debut in Rigoletto, the tenor is currently in the midst of a run in Washington D.C. as Ishmael/Greenhorn, the role he originally created, in the East Coast premiere of Jake Heggie's Moby-Dick (Feb 22-March 8). Immediately following, he stays in DC to reprise his star turn as Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore (March 20-29). Then he gets the chance to sing opposite the love of his life, his wife, the marvelous young soprano Ailyn Perez in London, in La Traviata. The tenor and his favorite soprano are also about to release their first CD of duets this spring, a recording of romantic love duets by Verdi, Puccini, Bernstein, and others, recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Patrick Summers conducting,

BBW Classical is thrilled that Stephen took a break from his busy schedule to share what's on his iPod with us!


This sounds like fun! I know that most of these are albums, but I listen to different tracks each time!

Michael Jackson-Thriller. Michael Jackson because he was an amazing performer. He took pop music to a whole new level. It also gets your body moving and excited especially before a show.

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Peter Danish Peter Danish is a Media Marketing Consultant and Classical Arts Presenter. He is a founding member of ArtsRock, where he presented concerts with such world renowned artists as Grammy winning Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin, Grammy winning Violinist Marc O'Connor, The Eroica Trio, The American Brass Quintet, The New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, Alec Baldwin, Louis Black and Robert Klein. At The Riverspace Performing Arts Center, he presented such artists as Meryl Streep, Jonathan Demme, Bill T. Jones, Bill Irwin, Mike Nichols, Ani Di Franco, Eve Ensler, Pete Seeger, Ellen Burstyn, Edward Albee and Kathleen Turner. He has programmed concerts and educational programs for a multitude of local arts organizations including the American National Opera and the Westchester Hudson Opera, and has lectured on opera and classical music in schools and libraries as part of their outreach programs. For over two decades he has served as Director of Marketing for NBC, Vice President of Marketing for Telemundo, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Azteca TV Network, and Marketing Consultant to PBS. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America, The Wagner Society of N.Y. and Board of Trustees of the award-winning classical concert series, The Carnegie Room Concerts at the Nyack Library. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Ad Age, Ad Week and Media Week.

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