George London Foundation Presents Anthony Dean Griffey & Emalie Savoy at The Morgan, 1/13
Albany, New York, native Emalie Savoy (www.savoymusic.net, 2011 George London Award), the recipient of the 2012 Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award for promising young classical artists, made her Metropolitan Opera debut during the 2011-12 season as Kristina in Leoš Janá?ek's The Makropulos Case, and sang the title role in Gluck's Armide in a joint Metropolitan Opera-Juilliard production about which Anthony Tommasini said in The New York Times, "the gifted soprano Emalie Savoy sang with plush sound, fiery temperament and cool elegance." MS. Savoy recently debuted with the New York Philharmonic in Janá?ek's The Cunning Little Vixen, conducted by Alan Gilbert. Other recent highlights include the title role in Satie's Socrate with James Levine conducting the MET Chamber Ensemble in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall; a collaboration with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, dancer Damian Woetzel, and the Silk Road Ensemble in Alice Tully Hall as part of The World Science Festival and on the SummerStage concert series in Central Park; and performances in Mendelssohn's Elijah and Mendelssohn's Paulus, led by Kent Tritle with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall.
The Legacy of George London
The goal of the George London Foundation, the support and nurturing of young singers, was an abiding interest of the great American bass-baritone George London, who devoted a great part of the time and energy of his later years to this purpose. "Remembering his difficult road to success, George wanted to devise a way to make the road a little easier for future generations of singers," said George London Foundation President Nora London. Initially created under the auspices of the National Opera Institute, the George London Awards program has been administered since 1990 directly by the Foundation as a living legacy to George London's own exceptional talent and generosity. www.georgelondon.org