Artist Of The Week: Leah Crocetto Dispatches Vocal Fireworks In ‘The Siege Of Calais’
Leah Crocetto is known for her work in Verdi’s spinto roles as well as her interpretation of my Puccini operas. She has garnered acclaim in this repertoire and is among the rising stars in the opera world. However, this weekend she steps out of these boundaries and moves into the realm of Bel Canto for her role debut as Eleonora in Donizetti’s “The Siege of Calais” at the Glimmerglass Festival.
Crocetto has always been interested in exploring new challenges and never being pigeonholed into one kind of vocal repertoire. While her voice fits perfectly in the spinto operas, she possesses a vocal flexibility and a blooming high register that is perfect for the works of Donizetti. Her debut this week will give audiences a chance to see her coloratura and high notes. It will also allow her to showcase her acting skills, which have always been one of her fortes.