Tenor Anthony Dean Griffey produced large and gleaming tone and displayed subtle musical and verbal intelligence. He is an altogether exceptional artist.” – Boston Globe

Britten – WAR REQUIEM

Seattle Symphony

“And in the work’s most intensely and ravishingly beautiful movement, the Agnus Dei, the only word that suffices to describe the effect of Anthony Dean Griffey’s inspired singing is “sublime.” There was, too, in his sheer relish of the text, a clarity and insight akin to the verbal acuity that Peter Pears, and in our own time Ian Bostridge, have lavished on it.

In this movement — a gentle yet pungently ironic juxtaposition of Owen with the liturgy — the delicate tone Morlot drew from chorus and orchestra provided a perfect surround for Griffey’s melting solo.”

Bernard Jacobson, The Seattle Times, June 14, 2013

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