Zimbabwean tenor, Craig Lemming enjoys performing a wide variety of music, with a keen interest in repertoire from the Baroque and Classical eras. Following his debut in the title role of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo presented at the Bloomington Early Music Festival, the Herald Times reported, “Craig Lemming offered a tour de force as Orfeo, dispatching every ornate melody with ease, while imbuing the musical and theatrical aspects of his role with endearing passion.”
He has performed operatic roles and as a guest soloist with American Opera Theater (Baltimore), Bach Sinfonia (Washington DC), Bach Society of Minnesota, Catacoustic Consort (Cincinnati), Duo Geminiani (Bloomington), Glorious Revolution Baroque (Saint Paul), Magnificat Baroque (San Francisco), Oratorio Society of Minnesota, San Francisco Bach Choir, at the Harare International Festival of Arts, and on the Roland Hayes Memorial Concert Series (Boston).
Craig has served as soloist and section leader for King’s Chapel Choir under Heinrich Christensen and the late Daniel Pinkham, Trinity Episcopal Church Choir under Marilyn Keiser, Pro Arte Singers under John Poole, St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church Choir under James Frazier, and has performed with Apollo’s Voice under Raymond Leppard and The Rose Ensemble under Jordan Sramek. Craig Lemming holds a Master of Music Degree from Indiana University where he studied with Paul Elliott, Drew Minter, and Ellen Hargis, and a Bachelor of Music Degree from New England Conservatory where he studied with Delores Ziegler and the late Helen Hodam.
Craig is currently based in the Twin Cities and studies privately with Elizabeth Mannion.