Leah Crocetto soprano
About Leah CrocettoLeah Crocetto, who made her NCO debut in 2012 as Leonora in Verdi’s ll trovatore, is “a major star” and praised for her “extraordinary display of sumptuous vocal tone, regal phrasing, and technical agility” (San Francisco Chronicle). This season at NCO, she sings the title role in at concert performance of Bellini's Norma and appears in a vocal recital with her pianist Mark Markham.
Ms. Crocetto is a frequent guest of the San Francisco Opera, where she has sung the title roles in Aida and Luisa Miller (opposite tenor Michael Fabiano), Mimì in La bohème and Liù in Turandot, the role in which she made her 2015 Metropolitan Opera debut.
She has also sung Aida with Seattle Opera and Washington National Opera, Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Anna in Rossini’s Maometto II at Santa Fe Opera, Female Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at Houston Grand Opera, Madame Lidoine in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites at Washington National Opera, Élisabeth de Valois in Verdi’s Don Carlo at Washington National Opera and Opera Philadelphia, and two Puccini roles (Mimì and the title role in Tosca) at Pittsburgh Opera conducted by Antony Walker, the company’s Music Director, who conducted NCO's concert performance of Norma.
Leah Crocetto made her European debut as the Leonora with Opéra National de Bordeaux and has returned there to sing the title role in Semiramide and Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello. She is a favorite at Opera Frankfurt, where she has sung Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff and Leonora.
This season she also appears as Leonora at Seattle Opera and a soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the LA Philharmonic.