Leah Crocetto is a Adler fellow with San Francisco Opera, where she has been heard in productions of Aida, Il Trittico, and Cyrano de Bergerac.
Recognized as a rising star in the next generation of singers, Ms. 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.
Ms. Crocetto began the 2009-2010 with San Francisco Opera’s production of Il Trittico in Suor Angelica and covered the roles of Leonora in Il Trovatore and Desdemona in Otello. She joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel for performances of Verdi’s Requiem; a piece she prepared with Riccardo Muti for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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.
Recently, Ms. Crocetto continues to make important debuts on stages around the world. She begins the season in her role debut as Liù in Turandot for San Francisco Opera, and will be featured by the prestigious San Francisco Performances on their 32nd Annual Gala Concert. She makes her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in performances of Poulenc’s Gloria with Nicola Luisotti conducting and debuts with Houston Grand Opera as Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia. In the summer of 2012, she makes her debut with The Santa Fe Opera as Anna in Rossini’s Maometto II in a new production by David Alden.
Among her recent and future engagements: Otello at Fenice in Venice and at ENO in London, La Bohème in San Francisco, Don Carlo in Philadelpia and Washington, Zingari in Montpellier, Turandot in New York, Luisa Miller in San Francisco, Maometto II in Toronto, Don Giovanni in Santa Fe, Requiem in Amsterdam, Aida in San Francisco, Seattle and Sydney.