From: Claremont, California. LA Opera: Guccio in Gianni Schicchi (2008, debut); 11 roles to date including Monterone in Rigoletto (2018); Father in Hansel and Gretel (2018). He will return as a soloist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion (2022). He is a 2021 recipient of the Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award.
Craig Colclough began the 2019/20 season with his Metropolitan Opera debut in the title role of Macbeth, a role he previously performed with Belgium’s Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp in the summer of 2019. He reprised the role of Macbeth with the company again this season, with performances in both Ghent and in Luxembourg, and he returned to Arizona Opera for a role debut as Bishop Dyer in Riders of the Purple Sage. Engagements originally scheduled before the COVID-19 shortened season include his role debut as Don Pizarro in Fidelio (canceled), touring with Gustavo Dudamel and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra to Barcelona, Dortmund, and Luxembourg, as well as his return to LA Opera for the title role in The Marriage of Figaro (postponed).
During the COVID-impacted 2020/21 season, Craig Colclough had been scheduled for appearances as Henry Kissinger in Nixon in China with Washington National Opera and the LA Philharmonic, Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde with Opera Vlaanderen and Amonasro in Aida with LA Opera.
Future seasons include multiple returns to the Metropolitan Opera, his return to Canadian Opera Company, and his debut with the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
His engagements for the 2018/19 season included debuts with Opera Vlaanderen in Belgium as Count Telramund with Lohengrin and with the Frankfurt Opera as Fra Melitone in La Forza del Destino. In July 2018, he debuted at Covent Garden as Pistola in Falstaff.
Highlights of the previous season include the title role of Falstaff in a new Christoph Waltz production in Belgium, the title role of Don Pasquale for Minnesota Opera, The Ring of Polykrates for Dallas Opera, Donner in Das Rheingold for Arizona Opera and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the LA Philharmonic.
Other recent appearances include Scarpia in Tosca with English National Opera and Canadian Opera Company; Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde with ENO; Falstaff with Minnesota Opera, Opera Saratoga and Arizona Opera; and Timur in Turandot with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra. He debuted with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl as Doctor Grenvil in La Traviata.
Craig Colclough began his career at LA Opera. After two seasons appearing with the company in various roles, he joined Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Studio, and in 2012, became a Filene Young Artist at the Wolf Trap Opera Company. (CraigColclough.com)