Floyd: Of Mice and Men

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New York Times - Anthony Tommasini
Mr. Griffey brings his big, clarion voice and an almost painful vulnerability to his portrayal [of Lennie]. But he understands that drama in opera is not dependent on literal reality and sings Lennie's lines with clear diction and vocal elegance, thus ennobling him.... The entire cast does impressive work under the surely paced and organic conducting of Patrick Summers. It's good to have a worthy recording of an important American opera that is finally getting its due.
Time Out New York - Steve Smith
Given Houston's standard of excellence, the performance unsurprisingly leaves nothing to be ...
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Anthony Tommasini
Mr. Griffey brings his big, clarion voice and an almost painful vulnerability to his portrayal [of Lennie]. But he understands that drama in opera is not dependent on literal reality and sings Lennie's lines with clear diction and vocal elegance, thus ennobling him.... The entire cast does impressive work under the surely paced and organic conducting of Patrick Summers. It's good to have a worthy recording of an important American opera that is finally getting its due.
Time Out New York - Steve Smith
Given Houston's standard of excellence, the performance unsurprisingly leaves nothing to be faulted.... Simply put, [Dean Griffey's Lenny] is a relationship between artist and role that unquestionably needed to be documented.... Summers and his orchestra expertly capture the eerie chiaroscuro of Floyd’s score.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2004
  • Label: Albany Records
  • UPC: 034061062127
  • Catalog Number: 621/22
  • Sales rank: 168,560

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Disc 1
  1. 1–6 Of Mice and Men, music drama in 3 acts - Carlisle Floyd & Carlisle Floyd (112:25)
    Composed byCarlisle Floyd
    Conducted byPatrick Summers
    Performed byElizabeth Futral, Anthony Dean Griffey, Gordon Hawkins, James Maddalena, Julian Patrick, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Joseph Evans, Patrick Summers, Scott Scully, Tyler Smith
    1. 1Act 1. Scene 1
    2. 2Act 1. Interlude
    3. 3Act 1. Scene 2
    4. 4Act 2
    5. 5Act 3. Scene 1
    6. 6Act 3. Scene 2
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