From time to time on this show, we discuss performances of plays, musicals, symphonies or operas composed or created by talented artists who are no longer with us, or who aren't available to join us on the show. On this edition of the show, however, we're joined by a living legend, an American composer and librettist who has been creating famous operas since the 1950's! Carlisle Floyd will join us, along with 4-time Grammy Award-winning American tenor Anthony Dean Griffey. They're in town to do residencies at Wingate University, and while they're here, they'll join us to talk about their craft and their worldwide prominence in opera and music performance, when Charlotte Talks.
Carlisle Floyd - US composer and librettist of opera. His most famous opera is Susannah. He's a South Carolina native, and in 2011, was inducted into SC's Hall of Fame
Anthony Dean Griffey - 4-time Grammy Award-winning tenor. He's had leading roles in all the major opera houses around the world
Dr. Jessie Wright Martin - Associate Director of Voice and Director of Opera at Wingate University
- Wingate University hosts Carlisle Floyd and Anthony Dean Griffey on Friday, April 19th at 7:30pm in the Wingate University Batte Center. Details.