News About Craig Irvin

Recent acclaim for ADA Artists

Craig Irvin the “perfect” Marcello in Sarasota Opera “La bohème”

“Marcello, the painter, was played with depth and feeling by Craig Irvin. Jealous and fiery one moment, and a compassionate friend the next, Irvin’s well-rounded, technically mature baritone is perfect for the role.”   Read full more

Olds and Irvin receive accolades for Nashville “Pirates”

“Baritone CRAIG IRVIN cuts a fine figure as the swaggering Pirate King, and his “Oh, Better Far To Live and Die” sets the tone for the evening. . . you’d be hard pressed to find a more animated Major General Stanley than baritone CURT OLDS. He delivers the tongue-twisting “I … read more

In Review: Irvin and Belcher draw cheers in KC “Silent Night”

“DANIEL BELCHER (Father Palmer) was his usual remarkable self. Belcher’s voice and stance transfixed the audience during the simple Prayer of St. Francis petition, which emerged in perfect balance over a dissonant orchestral web.
CRAIG IRVIN as Lieutenant Horstmayer was brilliant in the confrontational exchanges he had with Sprink, handling … read more

In Review: Craig Irvin “magical” in Utah Opera’s “Pearl Fishers”

“Baritone CRAIG IRVIN plays Zurga, whose crisis of conscience gives the drama its tension. He, too, sang with conviction and nuance, particularly in his powerful last-act soliloquy. As for that famous duet, no matter how many times you’ve heard the number at opera galas or on “greatest hits” compilations, nothing … read more

In Review: Craig Irvin as the Father in Minnesota’s “Hansel & Gretel”

“CRAIG IRVIN, the cast’s lone male, made a resonant Father, sympathetic despite the drinking problem Varone imputed to him.” – Opera News

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“CRAIG IRVIN sings in robust fashion as the Father.”  -Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Opera News Review of Simpson in “Cosi” and Pine & Irvin in “Silent Night” with Fort Worth

“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

Reviews are in for Craig Irvin in Cincinnati Opera’s “Silent Night”

“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

Check out these review for “Silent Night” at Fort Worth Opera starring Ava Pine and Craig Irvin!!

“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

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“This was certainly a male-dominated opera and the baritones ruled the … read more

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