About this Artist
American tenor ANTHONY DEAN GRIFFEY has captured critical and popular acclaim on opera, concert and recital stages worldwide. The combination of his beautiful and powerful lyric tenor voice, along with his gift for exceptional communication and excellent musicianship have earned him the highest praise. He has been hailed for having a voice that is “both full-bodied and sweet-toned” (The New York Times).
His 2007/08 concert calendar included, among many other engagements, performances of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde under Esa-Pekka Salonen with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall. In the 2008/09 season Griffey will perform leading roles with many of America's premiere opera houses, to include appearances with Opera Philadelphia as Florestan in Fidelio, the Portland Opera as Peter Quint in Turn of the Screw, and the San Diego Opera in the title role of Peter Grimes. His extensive concert schedule includes an appearance with the Rotterdam Philharmonic in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde under the baton of Valery Gergiev, and performances of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with the New York Philharmonic under Lorin Maazel, the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, the Zürich Tonhalle Orchester under David Zinman, as well as with the Milwaukee Symphony. He will also re-unite with Seiji Ozawa with the Berlin Philharmonic in Mendelssohn’s Elias and at the Saito Kinen Festival in Britten’s War Requiem.
Griffey’s most recently released disc is Britten’s War Requiem, which was recorded live with Kurt Masur and the London Philharmonic at Royal Festival Hall. He can also be heard on disc and DVD in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire (Deutsche Grammophon), in Les Mamelles de Tirésias conducted by Seiji Ozawa (Philips), I Lombardi with James Levine (Decca Records), and in Amy Beach’s Cabildo (Delos). He appears on a live recording, Of Mice and Men, with the Houston Grand Opera (Albany), as well as in the DVD of the 1999 Metropolitan Opera Tristan und Isolde (DG/Universal). Live television broadcasts include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Seiji Ozawa in celebration of the opening of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and Das Lied von der Erde with Christoph Eschenbach on the BBC as part of the BBC Proms