Craig Verm


Praised for his “arrestingly vibrant” and “robust” baritone, Craig Verm has brought his riveting
dramatic portrayals to stages around the world. Following a number of COVID-19 cancellations, Mr.
Verm made a return to the stage in the title role of Don Giovanni with San Antonio Opera, as well as
a return to Madison Opera for the role of Jupiter in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld. Highlights
of his 2023-24 season include a house debut with Florida Grand Opera as Marcello in La bohème. In
the 2022-23 season, Verm once again sang Don Giovanni, this time with the Charleston Opera
Theatre, appeared as a soloist with the Dallas Symphony for their Holiday Pops Concert, performed
the role of Ping in Turandot with Opera Colorado, and reprised the role of Doug Hansen in Joby
Talbot’s Everest, a role he created at the Dallas Opera, at the Barbican Centre with the BBC
Symphony Orchestra.

Recently, he received high praise for his performances of the title role in Billy Budd for Des Moines
Metro Opera. John van Rhein of the Chicago Tribune said, “The strong baritone voice, strapping
physique and winning stage presence of Craig Verm created a sympathetic Billy” and Opera
Today said Verm “was every moment the star vocal and theatrical presence that galvanized the