"...the fearless Craig Colclough, a singer-actor at once vulnerable and charismatic, embodied the opera’s ironies. No mere cartoon figure, Colclough’s Pasquale seemed to revel in the quirks of the character, sympathetic despite his faults."
"It was Craig Colclough's Kurwenal that stole the show. A role debut for him, his enormous sound felt wonderfully offensive in act I, and act III seemed to belong to him." -Schmopera
"From the moment of Colclough's singing, the goodness of a man, to whom life is a feast and who does not understand the meaning of mischief, shines forth. While externally he may be a degenerate, inside - you can hear that he is a beautiful soul." - Frankfurter Allgemeine
FALSTAFF Opera Vlaanderen 2018
"...the evening goes to the American bass-baritone Craig Colclough as Scarpia, a performance chilling for its ability to flick in an instant from sybaritic sentimentality to sadism. His glittering mad eyes and unstable, reptilian presence coupled with a voice that could freeze the Tiber are reason enough to catch this show." -CultureWhisper
Tosca COC & ENO 2017
Bass-baritone Craig Colclough sang with excellent diction and a skillfully controlled voice all evening. He interpreted his role visually with exquisite comic timing and aurally with a wide range of dynamics and luminous bronzed vocal tones. His was a moving and sympathetic, but broadly drawn, portrayal of the fat knight.” -Opera Today
“This is one of those rare performances when all the leads are on a particularly high level. Bass roles in Bellini generally do not offer singers the chance to show their dramatic worth. Craig Colough saw this as no obstacle and with a booming, clear and beautiful sound gave Oroveso a not often seen power. In this production he is both a loving father and also powerful leader of the Druid Resistance. His command of the long vocal line was impressive and his presence is felt even when the character is not onstage.” -CONCERTO NET