The Singing Actress – Leah Crocetto On Acting & Approaching Her Repertory In Bel Canto Style

Tosca, Aida, Elisabetta and Liù are the roles associated with a lyric spinto soprano. They are the pinnacle of the Italian repertory and the works that every major diva wants to sing.

Leah Crocetto gets to sing these great operas on a regular basis, as her profile has ballooned over the last few years. Today, she has become one of the most exciting young singers of her generation.

While she has managed to reach the peaks of the soprano repertoire, Crocetto is looking to diversify in her artistry, a task she ha found increasingly challenging.

“I have to fight for Mozart because everyone wants me in Verdi and Puccini, which I love. So it’s not a challenge but I want to definitely expand my operatic horizons,” Crocetto told OperaWire in a recent interview.

That is exactly what she will continue to do this summer at The Glimmerglass Festival when she takes on the role of Eleonora in Donizetti’s “The Siege of Calais.”

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