Leah Crocetto on becoming Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore
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 reason. For singer, Leah Crocetto, who is taking on the role in Opera Australia’s latest production, it’s not a character she easily identifies with.
In the Drawing Room, Leah talk about how she’s learnt to channel her inner teenager for the role and shares how a rejection from the Met Chorus changed the trajectory of her career.