A winner of the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, soprano Leah Crocetto made her San Francisco Opera debut as Sister Dolcina (Suor Angelica) in our 2009 production of Puccini’s Il Trittico and appeared in 2009’s Aida and Cyrano de Bergerac, sang the role of Liù (Turandot) in 2011, and was the soprano soloist in 2013's Verdi Requiem. The former Adler Fellow and Merola Opera Program alumna’s engagements in the current season include Desdemona (Otello) with Bordeaux Opera, Alice Ford (Falstaff) with Frankfurt Opera, Mimì (La Bohème) with Pittsburgh Opera, and concerts with the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the Orchestre National de France, and in Saarbrücken, Germany; Louisville, Kentucky; and Davis and Sonoma, California. Other career highlights include concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic; the Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia) with Houston Grand Opera; Anna (Maometto II) with the Santa Fe Opera; Desdemona in Venice and Frankfurt; the title role of Luisa Miller in Tel Aviv; and Leonora (Il Trovatore) in Verona and Bordeaux. The soprano’s numerous awards include First Place, People’s Choice, and the Spanish Prize in the 2009 José Iturbi International Music Competition in Los Angeles; a 2009 San Francisco Foundation Artist’s Grant; a 2008 Shoshana Foundation Award; a Sara Tucker Award; and first prize in the Bel Canto Foundation Competition. She also represented the United States in the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, where she was a finalist in the Song competition.