ANTHONY DEAN GRIFFEY
About the artist:
Anthony Dean Griffey has captured critical and popular acclaim on opera, concert, and recital stages around the world. His previous appearances with HGO include Uncle Billy Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life (2016), Alfredo in Die Fledermaus (2013), the titular role in Peter Grimes (2010), and Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men (2002). During the 2021-22 season he also returns to Tulsa Opera for Herod in Salome. He recently returned to the Metropolitan Opera for the Met premiere of Nico Muhly’s Marnie, performed The Dream of Gerontius with the Indianapolis Symphony and Michael Francis, and was heard with pianist Warren Jones at the University of Notre Dame, at New York City’s Morgan Library for the George London Foundation for Singers, and the Toronto Summer Music Festival. Griffey has performed at the world’s most prestigious opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Paris Opera, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, and the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan. His many roles include the title roles in Peter Grimes, Idomeneo, Oedipus Rex, and Kurka’s The Good Soldier Schweik; Florestan in Fidelio, Erik in Die Fliegende Holländer, Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, and Jim Mahoney in The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. A celebrated concert performer, Griffey appears regularly with many distinguished international orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and many others, and the world’s most prominent festivals, including BBC Proms, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Aspen Music, Edinburgh, Lanaudière, and Saito Kinen. Griffey made his Carnegie Hall Zankel Hall recital debut in 2004, where André Previn composed and dedicated a song cycle for him and accompanied him on the piano. In spring 2006 he was invited to perform a recital at the Supreme Court by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He is a four-time Grammy-winning recording artist. Since 2015 Griffey has held the position of Professor of Voice at the Eastman School of Music – University of Rochester.