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Recent acclaim for ADA Artists
“CRAIG IRVIN sings in robust fashion as the Father.” -Minneapolis Star Tribune
“TYLER SIMPSON’S Don Alfonso was suave and cynical, lending a mellow note of elegant worldliness in the Act 1 trio “Soave sia il vento.”
“There were several individual standouts. In a work with no real “stars,” AVA PINE and Chad Johnson had pride of place in the final curtain calls. … read more
“The three lieutenants – Addis as the French Lt. Audebert, Gabriel Preisser as the Scottish Lt. Gordon and Craig Irvin, as the German Lt. Horstmayer – all baritones singing in three different languages, brought convincing character and vocal heft to their considerable roles. Even in their multilingual ensembles, their individual … read more
“Ava Pine supplies dignified ardor as Anna Sørensen, and a soprano of great beauty and suppleness. . . Craig Irvin has a truly commanding baritone for the German Lt. Horstmayer . . .” -Dallas Morning News
“This was certainly a male-dominated opera and the baritones ruled the … read more
“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
“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
“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
“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
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
ADA Artists soprano Karin Wolverton and baritone Craig Irvin are “captivating” in Minnesota Opera’s premiere of Silent Night.
“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