Described by the New York Times as possessing an “agile coloratura technique and a feeling for the Italianate style… with warmth, full penetrating sound and tenderness,” American soprano Leah Crocetto continues to astonish audiences with her moving portrayals of opera’s greatest heroines.
In the current season, Ms. Crocetto returns to Seattle Opera as Leonora in Il trovatore. She sings her first performance of Bellini’s Norma in concert with North Carolina Opera, and makes her debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall in recital with pianist Mark Markham, with additional performances in Washington, D.C. and Easton, Pennsylvania. Ms. Crocetto makes her Australian debut with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Verdi’s Requiem, and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic she sings Soprano II in Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand,” under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.
Last season, Ms. Crocetto performed the title role in Aïda first with Washington National Opera, and subsequently with Seattle Opera. She sang Leonora in Il trovatore with Oper Frankfurt, returned to San Francisco Opera as Liù in Turandot and performed the title role of Tosca with Pittsburgh Opera. In concert, she sang Verdi’s magnificent Requiem with the National Symphony and the NTR Symphony, and performed a solo recital in Ann Arbor, MI.
Ms. Crocetto sang her debut performances as the title role in Aïda with the San Francisco Opera in the 2016-2017 season. Also in this season, she made her role debut as Eleonora in the first US performances of Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais with the Glimmerglass Festival. On the concert stage, she performed Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall and sang a solo recital in her hometown of Adrian, Michigan.