Recital with Zachary Nelson at the George London Foundation
Eric C. Simpson - New York Classical Review
She began with Liszt’s three Petrarch sonnets, sung with gorgeous Italianate style. In these invested readings Crocetto displayed a deep textual connection and flashed an astonishing, colorful, burning chest voice. There were pangs of anguished longing in “Benedetto sia’l giorno,” while “I vidi in terra angelici costumi” was a more straightforwardly lovely romance ...
A set of Rachmaninoff songs showed off all the best of Crocetto’s qualities as a singer. “How fair this spot” highlighted the rich, dark velvet of her middle voice, and she sang with breathless passion in the “Fragment from A. Musset.” Most impressive of all was her account of “Sing to me not, beautiful maiden,” which was poised, yet ravishing in the depth of its emotion ... Then Crocetto dropped every jaw in the house with her spectacular take on “Can’t help lovin’ dat man”—originally from Show Boat, but here given in a steamy, jazzy version, showing off a superb belt.