Biography

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

Highlights in 2017/18 season include the title role Falstaff in a new production by Christoph Waltz at Opera Vlaanderen belgium, his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Pistola Falstaff*, Don Pasquale for Minnesota Opera, Peter Vogel Der Ring des Polykrates for Dallas Opera, Count Monterone Rigoletto for LA Opera and Donner Das Rheingold for Arizona Opera.

The autumn of 2016 found Craig Colclough returning to London for Scarpia in Tosca with English National Opera, a role which also 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. Colclough will spend the summer singing the title role in Verdi’s Falstaff with Opera Saratoga.
 
15-16  performances included appearances with Arizona Opera as the title role in Falstaff and Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, for 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 Los Angeles Opera for Simone in Gianni Schicchi. On the concert stage, he debuted at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Dottore Grenvil in La traviata.
 
In the 2014–2015 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 v. 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 2013–2014 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 Los Angeles Opera, and appeared as Bosun in Billy Budd at the Los Angeles Opera. In concert, Mr. Colcough appeared with the Orange County Philharmonic Society for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. 
 
Past leading roles also include Don Giovanni, Leporello and Il Commendatore Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Nick Shadow Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Collatinus Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Oroveso Bellini’s Norma, Rambaldo Puccini’s La rondine, Raimondo Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Friar Laurence Gounod’s Roméo et Juliete, and the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Additional credits include the Israeli Symphony Orchestra, California Philharmonic, Capitol RecordsAbbey Road Studios, and the soundtrack of the film Rolled.