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Anthony Dean Griffey

Anthony Dean Griffey is a professor at the Eastman School of Music. This month he is featured on a recording of Britten's Canticle II. The piece is subtitled Abraham and Isaac and is based on the story as depicted in the Chester Mystery Plays. Tune in this month to hear it. (4/8)

Anthony Dean Griffey has had an extraordinary journey, from rural North Carolina to the world's greatest opera stages. Now he makes Rochester his home as a voice professor at the Eastman School of Music. On the next Backstage Pass, this four-time Grammy winner shares his story with host Julia Figueras. He and pianist/conductor Timothy Long offer up a program of English and American music on Friday, October 4 at 1 PM. The show will repeat on Sunday, October 6 at 1 PM.


McGrath: Michael Rutledge/Griffey: anthonydeangriffey.com

Benjamin Britten: Folk Songs, Volume 6

Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor

Lynn McGrath, guitar

This is one of our highlights from the First Muse concert, "British Buddies," on November 19, 2017, in the First Unitarian Church.  Anthony Dean Griffey was the inspiration for this concert: First Muse Artistic Director Melissa Matson wanted to collaborate with Griffey, and designed this all-English program around his warm tenor voice. Also included in the evening were works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frank Bridge, and John Dowland. Stayed tuned to Performance Rochester--more from this concert will be featured later in the month!

North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame

One of the most successful professors at the Eastman School of Music is four-time Grammy Award-winning American tenor Anthony Dean Griffey.  Tony says he started his career a long way from the Metropolitan Opera.

Opera tenor Anthony Dean Griffey was born in High Point, North Carolina and holds degrees from Wingate University, the Eastman School of Music, the Juilliard School and was a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Program.