In North Carolina Opera's production of Il Trovatore
, Leonora was rising star American soprano Leah Crocetto. Opera Lively interviewed her before the show. It is fitting to give this interview more prominence in our Home page now, since Leah Crocetto has just been interviewed for the June 2012 issue of Opera News Magazine. We spotted her before they did!
Opera News said of her that her voice is "large and lustrous, with formidable chest tones and a dazzling top." She is scheduled for her Met debut in 2015.
Ms. Crocetto has been accumulating prestigious awards in her flourishing career. She is a 2010 Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and was the First Place Winner, People’s Choice and the Spanish Prize Winner of the 2009 José Iturbi International Music Competition, and winner of the Bel Canto Foundation competition.