“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. She was the most convincing of the three main singers in conveying the emotions of her role. She was dignified but also heartbroken about the futility of her love for Radames and the defeat of her countrymen, including her father. Her performance of “Ritorna Vincitor” was emotional with a beautiful legato line, and her top note was like a cry of anguish that was both moving and expressive. Her plea to the gods was soft and beautifully controlled. Such control continued throughout the entire opera.”

Classic Melbourne