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. In the current season, Ms. Crocetto returns to Seattle Opera as Leonora in Il trovatore. She sings her first performance of Bellini’s Norma in concert with North Carolina Opera, and makes her debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall in recital with pianist Mark Markham, with additional performances in Washington, D.C. and Easton, Pennsylvania. Ms. Crocetto makes her Australian debut with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Verdi’s Requiem, and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic she is a soprano soloist in Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand,” under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.