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Metropolitan Opera's Anthony Dean Griffey comes to Charlotte

12/9/2010
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Charlotte, N.C. – winning tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, Wingate University music faculty and opera students at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Carmel Country Club.

The event includes full hors d'oeuvres and a concert featuring holiday music and opera favorites. The gala benefits the Wingate University friends of music.

Griffey is a graduate of Wingate University, the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School. He has captured critical and popular acclaim on opera, concert and recital stages around the world. The combination of his beautiful and powerful lyric tenor voice, gift of dramatic interpretation and superb musicianship have earned him the highest praise from critics and audiences alike.

He has performed leading roles at the great international opera houses including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glyndebourne, the Opera National de Paris, and the Teatro Comunale di Firenze to name a a few. He is a regular guest of the world’s orchestras just some of which include New York, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal and Toronto and abroad in London, Paris, Munich, Tokyo, Glasgow, Amsterdam and Melbourne and popular festivals including Tanglewood, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, Saito Kinen and the Proms in London.
For more information about the Charlotte event please call 704-233-8828.

About Wingate University
Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private comprehensive university with more than 2,300 students on two campuses in Wingate and Matthews, North Carolina. The University offers 32 undergraduate majors, 36 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, physician assistant studies and sports administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. Wingate students gain the tools and support they need to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life. The campus community offers in-class learning, out-of-class experiences, strong mentors, a competitive yet caring environment and rewarding community service opportunities for a complete educational experience.
Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports, and the University has won the South Atlantic Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past four years.
www.wingate.edu

Contact: Jennifer Gaskins
Director of Marketing & Communications
jgaskins@wingate.edu 704-233-8117