Anthony Dean Griffey

Performance Year: 2015

American tenor Anthony Dean Griffey has captured critical and popular acclaim on opera, concert and recital stages around the world. The combination of his beautiful and powerful lyric tenor voice, gift of dramatic interpretation and superb musicianship have earned him the highest praise from critics and audiences alike.

Recent engagements have led Mr. Griffey’s to the Houston Grand Opera for Alfred in Die Fledermaus, the St. Louis Symphony for Peter Grimes (in St. Louis and Carnegie Hall), the LA Opera as Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire, and the Atlanta Symphony for Britten’s War Requiem (in Atlanta and Carnegie Hall). He also recently performed at Opera Carolina as Erik in Die Fliegende Holländer, and with the Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu in performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, and he has sung Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Oregon and Louisiana symphony orchestras.

Mr. Griffey has appeared in the world’s most prestigious opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Paris Opera, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, and the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan. He is particularly noted for his portrayal of the title role in Peter Grimes, which has won him international acclaim. He debuted the role at the Tanglewood Festival under the baton of Seiji Ozawa, and has since performed it all over the world, most recently in a new production at the Metropolitan Opera that was broadcast live in the company’s Live in HD series and subsequently released on DVD (EMI Classics). The Glyndebourne Festival also released a commercial recording of his performance with Mark Wigglesworth conducting.

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