News About Craig Irvin

Recent acclaim for ADA Artists

In Review: Craig Irvin as Dandini in Pensacola Opera’s “Cenerentola”

“The other main roles include bass-baritone Timothy Jones as Alidoro and baritone Craig Irvin as Dandini. . . Dandini is Don Ramiro’s servant who, relishing his moments in the spotlight, spends most of the opera posturing a little too arrogantly while disguised as the prince. Both of these veteran performers … read more

Irvin and Guarrine receive accolades for Minnesota’s “Arabella”!

“All this works effectively because his cast of exceptional singers are also such convincing actors. . . Craig Irvin, whose rich, resonant baritone was heard to good effect as Mandryka, gave his character a directness and nobility that turned out to be far more interesting than the way Mandryka is … read more

In review: Irvin as Mandryka and Guarrine as Fiakermilli in Minnesota’s “Arabella”

“Her singing and Craig Irwin’s stalwart vocalization as Mandryka carry the opera and make it emotionally satisfying . . .

“As fine are . . . and Jamie-Rose Guarrine as Fiakermilli, the Coachmen’s Ball seductress, whose flirtation with Mandryka almost leads to disaster.” –Examiner

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Craig Irvin “emotionally versatile” and “engaging” in Minnesota’s Arabella

“As the rural tycoon who wins her heart, Craig Irvin displays in his emotionally versatile voice and engaging characterization the fish-out-of-water awkwardness of a man of the country in Viennese society.” -TwinCities.com

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ADA Artists in PULITZER PRIZE Winning Opera ‘Silent Night’

ADA Artists Karin Wolverton and Craig Irvin participated in the world premiere of Kevin Puts’ new opera Silent Night, commissioned by Minnesota Opera in November 2011. After receiving rave reviews, last week the opera was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music! Congratulations to Kevin Puts, Minnesota Opera, Karin Wolverton, … read more

IN REVIEW: Minnesota Opera’s Silent Night

ADA Artists soprano Karin Wolverton and baritone Craig Irvin are “captivating”  in Minnesota Opera’s premiere of Silent Night.

Opera News:

“As Anna Sørensen, Sprink’s operatic lover, company regular Karin Wolverton provided a contrast to the almost unrelievedly male world of this opera, singing intensely but displaying a bit less temperament … read more