The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

April 11, 2013

Wingate University welcomes world renowned opera composer Carlisle Floyd and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey


Thursday, April 11, 2013 — Wingate, N.C. –Wingate University’s music department presents An Evening of Opera Scenes with special guests Carlisle Floyd and Anthony Dean Griffey on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in McGee Theater on campus. 

Carlisle Floyd is one of the most prolific American opera composers and his works are performed all over the world. Winner of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the National Medal of Arts, he is also a lifetime member in the National Endowment of the Arts. Anthony Dean Griffey, a 1990 Wingate alumnus, is a four-time Grammy award winning opera tenor. Floyd and Griffey will be in residency from April 15-19 to work with the students.

Wingate University students, faculty and Anthony Dean Griffey will perform the music of Carlisle Floyd during An Evening of Opera Scenes. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the Batte Center box office at (704) 233-8300. For more information, contact Associate Professor of Voice and Director of Opera Jessie Wright Martin at (704) 233-8308 or

“Working with Carlisle Floyd and Anthony Dean Griffey is a once in a lifetime opportunity for all of us at Wingate University,” Martin said.

“We are thrilled by the generosity of both of these great artists who are willing to share their talents with us.”