Tenor Anthony Dean Griffey produced large and gleaming tone and displayed subtle musical and verbal intelligence. He is an altogether exceptional artist.” – Boston Globe
“ASO revives Verdi’s “Requiem” in honor of Robert Shaw with masterful performance . . .
The four esteemed soloists made for a well-matched quartet. More precisely, Moore’s liquid soprano with Cano’s mahogany-hued mezzo voice, and Griffey’s bright, empyrean tenor with Stark’s reedy stentorian bass. Three of them — Moore, Griffey and Stark — are all returning artists to the Symphony Hall stage with recent ASO performances to their credit.
Griffey was a soloist in the April 2014 performances of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem.” Stark has performed in Atlanta twice in the early part of this year: as Monterone with the Atlanta Opera in their impressive, intense late winter production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, then again in June with the ASO as the old Hebrew man in the season-closing concert version of Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera Samson and Dalila . . .
Overall, Thursday’s performance was a fine outing for all concerned . . . this is a credible, engaging rendition of Verdi’s masterpiece which can easily be recommended as well worth the price of admission.”
Mark Greshem – ArtsATL