Reviews

“Bass Neil Craighead’s rich bass continues to grow in size—he distinguished himself among a sea of similarly-evening-suited courtiers as the almost-cuckolded Count Ceprano—it’s not surprising he’ll make his role debut as Scarpia in Tosca this summer at Opera on the Avalon.”
Opera Canada

“Bass-baritone Neil Craighead is a scruffy, street-smart Leporello, worldly, rumpled, eternally disgruntled. Severely afflicted with a chronic case of ennui, Uncle John’s beleaguered wingman is still very much the heedless womanizer’s voice of conscience in true Mozartian style. Craighead’s singing with its caramelized undertones is intoxicating, his instrument lustrous as neon.”[Against the Grain Theatre, Uncle John]
Opera Going Toronto, Ian Ritchie

“Craighead’s Leporello has authority and charm … their voices are superb.” [Against the Grain Theatre, Uncle John]
NOW, Glenn Sumi

“Craighead sang Ferrando’s aria from Il Trovatore with power and rich tone”
La Scena Musicale

“Returning bass-baritone Neil Craighead gave us “Di due figli vivea” from Il Trovatore … He was very assured and pleasing to listen to.  The voice is much bigger and more mature than a couple of years ago.”
Opera Ramblings

“Neil Craighead was pretty much ideal as Publio.  he doesn’t have the big numbers but he does need to act and make the role more than just a foil for Tito.  He did this with just the right combo of humour and menace.  If they remake Life of Brian he should be a shoe in.”
Opera Ramblings

“And finally the Publio – this was Neil Craighead, a comparative veteran of the Ensemble Studio.  And he is clearly an immensely valuable member of the company – a rare example of a confident and assured young bass baritone.”
Brian Dickie Blog

“Neil Craighead was a surprisingly fantastic Colline with a velvety lower range.”
Charlebois Post, Axel Van Chee