He's the pharaoh of the opera. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo has made a name for himself starring in The Met’s production of "Akhenaten," with his performance earning him a Grammy Award along the way. He’s also figuratively found his voice and the freedom to have fun by collaborating with cabaret performer Justin Vivian Bond in their hit performance and accompanying album, “Only an Octave Apart.”

Now, Costanzo is bringing it all to Boston, from cantatas to camp, in an upcoming Celebrity Series recital with a repertoire that ranges from Verdi to Barbra Streisand. He joins The Culture Show host Jared Bowen to discuss the upcoming show, as well as his love of baking.

Speaking of which, the second guest of the day is a star baker from right here in Boston. James Beard Award–winning chef Joanne Chang, owner of Flour Bakery and Myers + Chang, joins the show to dish on all things baking.

And the winner of the Moby Dick Marathon is... Herman Melville. Who else could inspire hundreds of people to read aloud for 25 consecutive hours? Edgar B. Herwick III wraps up the show with a recap of this epic undertaking in New Bedford that he attended over the weekend.

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