Craig Colclough most recently appeared with LAO as the Father in Hansel and Gretel.
His many other appearances with the company include Count Monterone in Rigoletto in 2018, and he will return as Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro in June 2020.
He began the 2019/20 season with his Metropolitan Opera debut in the title role of Macbeth, a role he performed with Belgium's Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp in the summer of 2019. He will reprise the role of Macbeth with the company again this season, with performances in both Ghent and in Luxembourg. He makes his role debut as Don Pizarro in Fidelio, touring with Gustavo Dudamel and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra to Barcelona, Dortmund, and Luxembourg, and returns to Arizona Opera for a role debut as Bishop Dyer in Riders of the Purple Sage.
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)