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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.

The 2022/23 season for Ms. Crocetto begins with her San Diego Symphony debut in Giuseppe Verdi’s breathtaking Requiem under the baton of Rafael Payare. She also returns to the Sydney Opera House for Opera Australia’s Aida and debuts the fiendish role of Odabella in Attila at Teatro Petruzelli. In recital, she will appear at the Butler School of Music in Austin, Texas, where she is currently on faculty as a Lecturer in Vocal Arts.

Leah Crocetto also tours with her newly founded trio Momenti, featuring bass-baritone Christian Pursell and pianist Ronny Michael Greenberg for their first concerts in San Francisco, Napa, and her native Adrian, Michigan. Aiming to create unique and empowering music, performing genre-less, yet extensive, rich, and innovative repertoire, they will release their first EP in February 2023.

Ms. Crocetto’s 2021/22 season saw her make debuts with Toledo Opera as Leonora in Verdi’s Il trovatore, Teatro Petruzzelli in the title role of Aida, and Washington Concert Opera as Anna from Rossini’s Maometto II. Additionally, she returned to Opera Australia where she reprised Leonora in Il trovatore at the Sydney Opera House and later joined the company in Melbourne for concert performances of Boito’s Mefistofele as Margherita. In concert, she performed at The Croswell in Adrian, Michigan, to celebrate the return of live performances, and sang a recital with her longtime collaborator, pianist Mark Markham, at the Lexington Bach Festival.

In the 2020/21 season, Leah made her highly anticipated debut at Opera Australia, starring as the title role in Davide Livermore’s thrilling production of Aida. Her portrayal was hailed as a “revelation,” with Stage Whispers praising that “nothing can truly prepare one to hear such stunning vocal control in person. A perfect, sudden pianissimo, deftly deployed in O, Patria mia!, was just one of the many moments that had the audience spellbound.” This season also marked the release of Deutsche Grammophon’s recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, featuring Ms. Crocetto as a soloist.

On the concert stage, Leah starred in Citizens of Song’s “Christmas From Afar” event featuring over 25 acts and up to 400 performers from around the world. She was the Featured Artist in Merola Opera Program’s “Un Gala in Maschera” virtual benefit concert honoring Sheri Greenawald. Ms. Crocetto also led multiple teaching residencies in the 2020/21 season: at the University of Texas – Austin, Siena Heights University, Potomac Vocal Institute, and Washington National Opera.

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FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS & More Set for North Carolina Opera 2024/2025 Season

North Carolina Opera has unveiled its 2024/25 season featuring its first Spanish-language production and more!
Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For AIDA This May

Soprano Angela Meade will sing the title role of Verdi's Aida on April 27, 30 and May 6, 10, and soprano Leah Crocetto will complete the run on May 13 and 18, both replacing Michelle Bradley, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. 
Pacific Chorale Presents Monteverdi's Rarely-Performed VESPERS OF 1610, March 4

Pacific Chorale, conducted by Artistic Director Robert Istad, displays its considerable vocal dexterity when special guests Bach Collegium San Diego (BCSD), one of the country's premier early music ensembles, and its founder, organist Ruben Valenzuela, join the choir for a highly anticipated, historically-informed performance of Monteverdi's “Vespers of 1610,” a pillar of the Baroque music canon whose splendor and virtuosity has captivated audiences for centuries
San Diego Symphony Announces 2022-2023 Concert Season, Featuring 16 Programs at 6 Venues

The San Diego Symphony today announced its 2022-23 Jacobs Masterworks Classical concert season, offering 16 programs of classical and contemporary masterworks from October 1, 2022 through May 27, 2023. 
Find Out Who Won at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards - All the Winners!

The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards featured a tribute to Stephen Sondheim, a win for Barlow and Bear's 'Unofficial Bridgerton Musical,' Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett for their 'Love For Sale' Cole Porter duets album, Olivia Rodrigo, and more. Check out the full list of winners now!
Pacific Chorale To Hold Auditions For 2022-2023 Season

The Grammy-nominated Pacific Chorale, led by Artistic Director Robert Istad, is holding auditions for singers in all sections – soprano, alto, tenor and bass – for entry in the ensemble's 2022-23 season.
Opera Australia Announces 2022 Melbourne Season

Opera Australia (OA) today announced soprano Stacey Alleaume will make her in-theatre debut as Violetta in Elijah Moshinsky’s celebrated production of La Traviata, a highlight of the Company’s 2022 Melbourne season. 
San Francisco Opera Announces August and September Schedule For Department Of Diversity, Equity and Community Interactive Talks

The live, 75-minute Zoom discussions offer music lovers around the world a front-row seat to scholarly talks and conversations and an opportunity to dialogue with fellow opera enthusiasts and special guests.
Washington Concert Opera Announces Live & In-Person 35th Anniversary Season

Washington Concert Opera has announced their 2021-2022 season. This year marks the organization’s 35th anniversary and WCO is excited to celebrate that milestone with a return to live season productions (venue TBA) and with the return of their popular series, Opera Outside, which will bring two free concerts to Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park. 
San Francisco Opera Announces July 2021 Schedule Of Free Opera Streams

San Francisco Opera's weekly, free opera streams continue in July with Janáček's intense family drama Jenůfa (July 10–11), Berlioz's massive epic Les Troyens (The Trojans) (July 17–18), Strauss' emotional thriller Elektra (July 24–25) and Verdi's Tyrolean tragedy Luisa Miller (July 31–August 1).
Los Angeles Philharmonic Releases 'Gustav Mahler �" Symphony No. 8'

Gustav Mahler’s mighty Eighth Symphony spans a universe of emotions, channelled through everything from passages of intimate reflection to overwhelming outbursts of choral and orchestral sound.
AIDA Will Return to Sydney Opera House in June

Lorenzo Passerini and Tahu Matheson conduct two casts. American soprano Leah Crocetto performs as the enslaved princess, Aida, before Elena Guseva takes over. Elena Gabouri reprises her critically acclaimed turn as Aida’s rival, Amneris, sharing the role with the stunning Agnieszka Rehlis.
LA Phil and Deutsche Grammophon Create An Immersive Symphonic Experience

Set for release in June 2021, Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 8 documents a landmark performance that brought the LA Phil’s centennial season to a triumphant conclusion in 2019.
Mobile Rush Tickets Announced For Opera Australia's AIDA

$45 mobile Rush tickets will be offered, exclusively via TodayTix, for the acclaimed production of Aida, by celebrated Italian director and choreographer Davide Livermore, enabling greater accessibility for audiences to experience the return of Opera Australia to Melbourne's State Theatre stage.
Opera Australia Returns To Melbourne With Two Grand Scale Verdi Performances

Celebrated Italian director and choreographer Davide Livermore, will finally have its Melbourne premiere next month, in a spectacular return to the State Theatre stage after an 18 month hiatus due to COVID 19.
Merola Opera Virtual Benefit Gala Raises Over $275k

Opera lovers from around the world tuned in to Merola Opera Program's stunning virtual benefit gala, Un Gala in Maschera, on April 10.
The Dallas Opera Cancels Two Upcoming SONG SERIES Concerts

The Dallas Opera has announced the cancellation of two upcoming recitals in its Spring “Welcome Back” Song Series: bass Morris Robinson on Wednesday, March 31 and the duo of soprano Leah Crocetto and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton on Saturday, April 3, due to a positive Covid-19 test by a contractor associated with these concerts.
The Dallas Opera Returns Live To The Winspear On March 31

The Dallas Opera announced today that it will be launching a new, three-event “Welcome Back” Song Series in the Winspear Opera House commencing March 31, 2021.
Opera Australia Returns to the State Theatre in May 2021 With AIDA and ERNANI

Opera Australia will return to the State Theatre in May 2021 will its productions of Aida and Ernani.
Merola Hosts UN GALA IN MASCHERA Honoring Sheri Greenawald

Opera lovers everywhere are invited to join the acclaimed Merola Opera Program for its first-ever virtual benefit gala, Un Gala in Maschera. This musical evening honors Merola Artistic Director Sheri Greenawald (2002-2020), celebrating her nearly two decades as Director of the San Francisco Opera Center and Artistic Director of the Merola Opera Program.

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