Floyd: Of Mice and Men

Floyd: Of Mice and Men

     
 
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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2004
Label:
Albany Records
UPC:
0034061062127
catalogNumber:
621/22
Rank:
290184

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  1. Of Mice and Men, music drama in 3 acts

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