Lawrence Craig

Lawrence Craig has earned a reputation for his “Fine baritone” and “virtuosic talent” in Europe and the Americas in opera, concert and recital. A student of the late internationally acclaimed bass-baritone, William Warfield, Mr. Craig has appeared as Escamillo in Carmen, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Ford in Falstaff, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte.

A wonderful highlight of the season was the opportunity to sing as part of the concert to honor President Barak Obama’s receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize. As well, he appeared as Henry Davis in Street Scene with Opéra de Toulon of France, Sportin' Life in the New York City 75th Anniversary Concert to honor Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess as well as in fully staged productions with the Buck Hill-Skytop Music Festival and the Virginia Opera, Music Sharing from New York in Hiroshima, Kobe and Yannai, Japan, and Porgy and Bess Symphonic Concerts to great success in Koszalin, Poland, Bogota, Colombia and Santiago, Chile.

A veteran of jazz, classical, Broadway and modern music performances, perhaps his most unusual role was as both stage director and Sportin’ Life in the Albanian National Opera’s recent triumphant production of Porgy and Bess.