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’s War Requiem in Atlanta and Carnegie Hall
Anthony Dean Griffey travels to Atlanta for a concert performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra April 24 and 26, and sings the Requiem with Atlanta at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 30. Music Director Robert Spano leads the orchestra, and joining Anthony in this performance will be Evelina Dobračeva, soprano, Stephen Powell, bass, the Gwinnett Young Singers (in Atlanta), the Brooklyn Youth Chorus (in New York) and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Britten’s War Requiem is one of the most stunning choral and orchestral works ever written, and was composed as a stirring tribute to Great Britain’s fallen military heroes. Mr. Griffey, one of the world’s foremost interpreters of Britten’s music, has previously performed the Requiem to rave reviews with the Seattle Symphony, and is featured on a seminal recording of the work with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Kurt Masur.
“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.” (Seattle Times)
Songs of the Earth in Oregon
`The music of Mahler comes to life May 10 and 12 with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, as Anthony Dean Griffey performs Das Lied von der Erde (The Songs of the Earth) alongside Ruxandra Donose, mezzo soprano, with Carlos Kalmar leading the orchestra. Mr. Griffey previously performed the work with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, under the baton of internationally renowned Maestro Valery Gergiev.
A Streetcar Named Desire in L.A.
Mr. Griffey reprises the role of Harold “Mitch” Mitchell in André Previn’s sumptuous, stirring adaptation of one of Tennessee Williams’ best known plays, A Streetcar Named Desire, at Los Angeles Opera. In his previous performances of the role, he “sang with empathy, intensity and immaculate diction as Mitch.” (The Washington Post)
The production at features a star-studded cast, which includes Renée Fleming as Blanche DuBois (in a role created for her), Ryan McKinny as Stanley Kowalski, and Stacey Tappan as Stella. Patrick Summers (Artistic and Music Director of the Houston Grand Opera) leads the orchestra, and Brad Dalton directs this semi-staged concert presentation, originally seen at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Performances take place May 18, 21 and 24 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.