(3 December 1919 – 23 January 1997)
Charles Craig was an English operatic tenor.
Generally considered to be one of the "most Italianate of English operatic tenors" he sang regularly in Britain and between 1957 to 1980 he peformed a wide variety of roles at London's Royal Opera House and the English National Opera.
He was largely self taught and his earliest lessons came from listening to records of Caruso when he was still a boy.
He had an effortless voice with a ringing top range.
A highly regarded Otello, he sang the role to much acclaim in Chicago, Vienna, Berlin, Naples, Munich, Venice, Salzburg, Turin, Lisbon, Düsseldorf.
He left some excellent recordings which stand today as testament to a voice that was truly exceptional and include Il Trovatore, The Land of Smiles, Un Ballo In Maschera, and The Student Prince.