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Craig Colclough

About this Artist

Craig Colclough began his career at LA Opera. After two seasons appearing with the company in various roles, Colclough joined Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Studio, and in 2012, became a Filene Young Artist at the Wolf Trap Opera Company.

His 2017/18 season includes returns to Minnesota Opera in the title role of Don Pasquale, Arizona Opera as Donner in Das Rheingold, and LA Opera as Monterone in Rigoletto. He also makes important debuts with Opera Vlaanderen in the title role of Verdi’s Falstaff, with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Pistola in Falstaff, the Boston Lyric Opera as Hare in the world premiere of The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare, and the Dallas Opera as Peter Vogel in Der Ring des Polykrates.

The autumn of 2016 found him returning to London for Scarpia in Tosca with English National Opera, a role which served as his debut at Canadian Opera Company later in the season. He also joined the Minnesota Opera for Doristo in L’arbore di Diana, and spent the summer singing the title role in Verdi’s Falstaff with Opera Saratoga.

In the 2015/16 season, Colclough’s performances included appearances with Arizona Opera in the title role of Falstaff and with Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela as Timur in Turandot, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Additionally, he returned to English National Opera for his role debut of Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde, and to LA Opera for Simone in Gianni Schicchi. On the concert stage, he debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Doctor Grenvil in La Traviata.

In the 2014/15 season, Craig Colclough made his European debut with English National Opera as Jack Rance in La Fanciulla del West, returned to Los Angeles Opera for concert performances of Hercules vs. Vampires (roles of God of Evil and Procrustes), and also debuted with Atlanta Opera as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, as well as Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Lieutenant Gordon in Silent Night.

During the 2013/14 season, the bass-baritone essayed the title role in Don Pasquale at the Arizona Opera, covered the title role in Falstaff for both San Francisco Opera and LA Opera, and appeared as the Bosun in Billy Budd at LA Opera. In concert, Colcough appeared with the Orange County Philharmonic Society for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.