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Craig Colclough

Bass-baritone

  • Following a number of critically acclaimed role debuts, including Kurwenal in a new production of Tristan und Isolde at English National Opera, American bass-baritone Craig Colclough is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most energetically imaginative singers of his generation, with captivating stage presence. Highlights in 2017/18 season include his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Pistola Falstaff, Peter Vogel Der Ring des Polykrates for Dallas Opera, Count Monterone Rigoletto for LA Opera and Donner Das Rheingold for Arizona Opera.

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  • Colclough’s recent highlights have included Scarpia Tosca for English National Opera and the Canadian Opera Company, Doristo L'arbore di Diana for Minnesota Opera, Kurwenal in a new production of Tristan und Isolde at English National Opera under the baton of Edward Gardner, Simone Gianni Schicchi for Los Angeles Opera alongside Placido Domingo, title role Falstaff for Arizona Opera, Oroveso Norma for Florida Grand Opera, his European debut as Jack Rance La Fanciulla del West for English National Opera, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro for Atlanta Opera and Lieutenant Gordon Silent Night for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.


    On the concert platform, highlights include Timur Turandot in concert with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, Dottore Grenvil La traviata with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven Ninth Symphony with the Orange County Philharmonic Society, and appearances with Israeli Symphony and California Philharmonic orchestras. Conductors and directors Colclough has collaborated with include James Conlon, Edward Gardner, Ramon Tebar, Richard Jones, Woody Allen and Daniel Kramer.


    Colclough began his career at the Los Angeles Opera, appearing with the company in various roles including Bosun Billy Budd, before joining Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Studio and subsequently becoming a Filene Young Artist at the Wolf Trap Opera Company. During this time Colclough also covered the title role Falstaff for both San Francisco Opera and Los Angeles Opera.

    2017/18 season / 315 words. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Opera repertoire

Bellini
Oroveso Norma


Britten
Bosun Billy Budd
Collatinus The Rape of Lucretia
Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream*


Donizetti
Title role Don Pasquale
Raimondo Lucia di Lammermoor


Floyd
Blitch Susannah*


Gounod
Capulet/Frère Laurent Roméo et Juliette


Mozart
Don Giovanni / Leporello Don Giovanni
Figaro Le nozze di Figaro


Offenbach
Schlemil/Wolfram Les contes d’Hoffmann


Puccini
Schaunard La bohème
Imperial Commissioner Madame Butterfly
Jack Rance La fanciulla del West
Simone Gianni Schicchi
Rambaldo La rondine
Scarpia Tosca
Mandarin / Timur Turandot


Puts, Kevin
Lieutenant Gordon Silent Night


Sondheim, Stephen
Mr. Lindquist / Carl-Magnus, Malcolm/Fredrik Egerman A Little Night Music
Title role Sweeney Todd


Strauss, R
Jochanaan Salome*
Second Soldier Salome
First Nazarene Salome


Stravinsky
Nick Shadow The Rake’s Progress


Verdi
Samuel Un ballo in maschera
Title role Falstaff
Dottor Grenvil La traviata


Wagner
Alberich Das Rheingold*
Alberich Siegfried*
Alberich Götterdämmerung*
Kurwenal Tristan und Isolde
Title role Der fliegende Holländer*


*in preparation

Craig Colclough brought a manic brilliance…that might be called pioneering.

New York Times, June 2016

Craig Colclough sang Kurwenal never less than magnificently. The huge ovation… was no surprise and entirely deserved.

Jewish Chronicle, June 2016

Intermusica represents Craig Colclough Europe

Julia Maynard
Director / Head of Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9902
jmaynard@intermusica.co.uk

Eleanor Freedman
Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9907
efreedman@intermusica.co.uk

Phillippa Scammell
Administrator, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9945
pscammell@intermusica.co.uk

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