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Leah Crocetto on becoming Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore

The Drawing Room

Il Trovatore is perhaps Verdi’s most complicated opera, with betrayals, abductions, revenge and hidden identities.

The character of Leonora is led by her heart and lacks...

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Mefistofele in Concert at Opera Australia

Classic Melbourne

As Margherita, Leah Crocetto looked resplendent in glittering pale teal and sounded much the same. She did project a tone of youthful innocence at the beginning of the first encounter with Faust, but her upper notes were far from girlish in their expansive power. Margherita’s Act 2 aria is probably the most familiar number in the opera and was sung with passion and the kind of soaring dynamic that can only be fully appreciated in the theatre. For all the wonder of certain fabulous high notes, sometimes smoother and more focused quieter moments were just as impressive.

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Washington Classical Review: Top Ten Performances of 2021

Washington Classical Review

Soprano Leah Crocetto, who had moved back to her home state of Michigan to take a teaching position during the pandemic, made a sensational return to the stage.

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Washington Concert Opera triumphantly returns with Rossini’s “Maometto II”

Washington Classical Review

Crocetto... was a sensation as Anna. Her many virtuosic runs shimmered with clarity and precision, and she displayed consummate control of her tone, from demure sweetness to overwhelming power on explosive top notes.

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Aida at Opera Australia

Stage Whispers

Leah Crocetto as Aida was a revelation.

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Opera Australia: Aida

Jennifer Turner, Classic Melbourne

The role of Aida was sung by the American soprano Leah Crocetto. She has a powerful voice and uses it with great control and musicality. Her top notes were divine as was her control of tempi.

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