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

Pittsburgh Symphony

“Griffey, known for roles in opera’s A Streetcar Named Desire and Of Mice and Men, proved himself adept at orchestral song. With sharp diction, clear projection and tender expressing of the words, he illuminated the poems by such luminaries as Johnson, Tennyson, Blake and Keats. This truly is a masterful composition. I am not fond of everything Britten writes, but this work, written originally for Peter Pears, tenor, and Dennis Brain, horn, is alone certainly worth the trip to hear.”

Andrew Druckenbrod, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 7, 2002

“Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, received a brilliant performance Friday night, and will surely be a high point of the season. Tenor Anthony Dean Griffey was impressive two seasons ago singing André Previn’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ with the composer at Heinz Hall. His performance last night of the Britten was a triumph. His sonority recalled that of Peter Pears, one of the artists for whom the work was written, and the accuracy of his ear for pitch was especially impressive given how little help the composer gives the performer for finding his place.”

Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 7, 2002

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