Leah Crocetto

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 the 2009 production of Puccini’s Il Trittico and appeared in 2010’s Aida and Cyrano de Bergerac, sang the role of Liù (Turandot) in 2011, and was the soprano soloist in 2013's Verdi Requiem. Her most recent Company appearance was in 2014 as Mimì (La Bohème). The former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow and Merola Opera Program alumna’s engagements in the 2015–16 season include Liù at the Metropolitan Opera, the title role of Semiramide with Bordeaux Opera, Anna (Maometto II) with Toronto’s Canadian Opera Company, and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with Santa Fe Opera; she also sings a solo recital for Washington National Opera and in New York. Other career highlights include Desdemona (Otello) at English National Opera and in Bordeaux, Alice Ford (Falstaff) with Frankfurt Opera, Mimì with Pittsburgh Opera, Madame Lidoine (Dialogues des Carmélites) with Washington National Opera, Elisabetta (Don Carlo) with Opera Philadelphia, concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia) with Houston Grand Opera, Anna with 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.