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.
This season, Mr. Colclough made his anticipated European debut with English National Opera as Jack Rance in La Fanciulla del West, debuted at Ravinia as First Nazarene in Salome, returns to Los Angeles Opera as the Count in Figaro 90210 and concert performances of Hercules v. Vampires (roles of God of Evil and Procrustes), and also debuts with Atlanta Opera as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro and in Lyric Opera of Kansas City‘s Silent Night as Lieutenant Gordon.
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 Ninth Symphony.
Past leading roles include Falstaff in Verdi’s Falstaff, Don Giovanni, Leporello and Il Commendatore in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Nick Shadow in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Collatinus in Brittain’s The Rape of Lucretia, Oroveso in Bellini’s Norma, Rambaldo in Puccini’s La Rondine, Raimondo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Friar Laurence in Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet and Elijah in Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Additional credits include: originating the role Aguilar under the baton of Maestro Placido Domingo in Lee Holdridge’s Dulce Rosa, the Israeli Symphony Orchestra,California Philharmonic, Capitol Records, Abbey Road Studios and the soundtrack of the film Rolled.