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 Josè Iturbi International Music Competition, and winner of the Bel Canto Foundation competition. As a former Adler fellow with San Francisco Opera, Ms. Crocetto was . . . heard in productions of “Aida”, “Il trittico”, and “Cyrano de Bergerac”. She has been featured by San Francisco Opera in their annual Opera in the Park concert, for which the San Francisco Chronicle said, “…outlandishly gifted soprano Leah Crocetto, who won the crowd over with a formidable account of “Regnava nel silenzio” then sealed the deal with a limpid “O mio babbino caro.”
Ms. Crocetto begins the 2012-2013 season with her debut in Venice, performing as Desdemona in “Otello” with the Teatro la Fenice. She reprises this role with the company in their tour of Japan later this season, as well as with Oper Frankfurt in her company debut. Ms. Crocetto also makes her debut with the Israel Opera as the title role of “Luisa Miller”. In the spring, she joins the Calgary Philharmonic in performances of the Verdi “Requiem”.
This past season, Ms. Crocetto continued to make important debuts on stages around the world. She began the season in her role debut as Liù in “Turandot” for San Francisco Opera, and was featured by the prestigious San Francisco Performances on their 32nd Annual Gala Concert. She made her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in performances of Poulenc’s “Gloria” with Nicola Luisotti conducting, with Houston Grand Opera as Female Chorus in “The Rape of Lucretia”, and with North Carolina Opera as Leonora in “Il trovatore”. In the summer of 2012, she made her debut with The Santa Fe Opera to great acclaim as Anna in Rossini’s “Maometto II” in a new production by David Alden.
Ms. Crocetto’s 2010–2011 season included her European debut as Leonora in “Il trovatore” with Opéra National de Bordeaux and performances of Verdi’s “Requiem” with Columbus Symphony and Albany Symphony. She returned to her hometown for a gala concert of opera and musical theatre with the Adrian Symphony Orchestra and was featured in a gala opera concert with the Toronto Symphony. She finished the season with performances of Mahler’s “Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’” at the Grand Tetons Music Festival with Donald Runnicles, and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9” with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl.
Updated August 2012
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