Manager: William G. Guerri
Management Territory: Worldwide
“After her phenomenal appearance in Stern Grove on Sunday afternoon with the San Francisco Opera, Crocetto has revealed herself as a major operatic star… a flood of gorgeous, well-supported sound shaped into majestic and seemingly effortless phrases…Those qualities were most ravishingly apparent in a long and dramatic scene from the end of Rossini's "Maometto II" (the vehicle for Crocetto's much-lauded Santa Fe Opera debut earlier this summer).”good stead. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, August 21, 2012
“The gifted young American soprano Leah Crocetto, making her company debut in this formidable bel canto role, took the turbulence in stride, throwing back her head as if defying the elements to ruin her extended scena. And she scored a triumph… This is a voice of size, beauty and agility, and her singing, including the heroine's touching prayer, accompanied by female chorus, honored the ornate splendor of Rossini's vocal writing.” Josh von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, August 4, 2012
“Some New York opera lovers may remember Ms. Crocetto as one of the standout winners at the 2010 Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions concert at the Met. The promise of her performance that day was fulfilled for me with this moving Anna…Ms. Crocetto has an agile coloratura technique and a feeling for the Italianate style. And she won your heart during Anna’s reflective scenes and arias, sung with warmth, full penetrating sound and tenderness, especially the final aria, when Anna remembers her beloved mother.” Anthony Tommasini – New York Times – July 30, 2012
Recognized as a rising star in the next generation of singers, Leah Crocetto represented the United States at the 2011 Cardiff BBC Singer of the World Competition where she was a finalist in the Song Competition. She is a 2010 Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was the First Place Winner, People’s Choice and the Spanish Prize Winner of the 2009 José Iturbi International Music Competition, and winner of the Bel Canto Foundation competition. A former Adler fellow at San Francisco Opera, Ms. Crocetto has appeared frequently with . . . the company, most recently in the role of Liu in Turandot.
In the current season, Ms. Crocetto sings Desdemona in Otello with English National Opera, followed by performances of Mimi in La bohème with San Francisco Opera, followed by Madam Lidoine in Poulenc’s powerful Dialogues des Carmelites with Washington National Opera. Leah will close the season by singing Elisabetta di Valois in a new production of Don Carlo with Opera Philadelphia.
Leah Crocetto began the 2013-2014 season singing a concert of sacred pieces by Verdi with Orchestre National de France under the direction of Daniele Gatti. She returns to Opera de Bordeaux to sing Desdemona in Otello, and she returns to Frankfurt Opera for her first performances of Alice Ford in Falstaff. Her concert engagements take her to the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in Davis, California, the Green Music Center in Sonoma, California and the Speed Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. She sings Verdi’s Requiem with San Francisco Opera and with the Radio Orchestra of Saarbrücken, Germany. She makes her debut with Pittsburgh Opera singing her first performances of Mimi in La bohème, and she performs Handel’s Messiah with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.