Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor
Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor. Photo by Jimmy Williams. download

Welcoming Anthony Dean Griffey

We are delighted to announce that tenor Anthony Dean Griffey has joined the Colbert Artists Management family.

A four-time Grammy winner, he has also been praised on the concert stage with The New York Times commenting “He brings uninhibited dramatic intensity and a distinctive voice, at once lyrical and powerful…”

On the opera stage, Griffey’s portrayals of Lennie in Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men at the Glimmerglass Festival, and Jimmy Mahoney in Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagony with the Los Angeles Opera, have been met with widespread critical acclaim.

Mr. Griffey is also noted for his interpretation of the title role in Peter Grimes, with which he had remarkable success at the Metropolitan Opera, and also on concert stages including Carnegie Hall with David Robertson and the Saint Louis Symphony.

Throughout his career, Griffey has devoted himself to performing new music. In 2004 he made his Zankel Hall recital debut, premiering a cycle by André Previn, with the composer at the piano.

A frequent performer of oratorio, and concert works, Griffey recently appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra singing Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Griffey is a featured soloist for Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the Cincinnati May Festival conducted by music director James Conlon.

During the summer, Griffey sings a recital at The Colburn School’s annual SongFest and performs Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder with Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the Edinburgh Festival.

Highlights of next season include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony and Britten’s War Requiem with Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony (also featuring Christine Brewer). He also creates the role of Uncle Billy in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life at the Houston Grand Opera.

Welcome, Anthony Dean Griffey!