Lucy Crowe

Born 1978

Lucy Crowe



Lucy Crowe has established herself as one of the leading lyric sopranos of her generation. Described as having a voice of bell-like clarity with an impeccable vocal technique and powerful stage presence she has performed and recorded with many of the world's greatest conductors. These includeYannick Nezet-Seguin, Emannuelle Haïm,Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Roger Norrington,Trevor Pinnock, Mark Minkowski and Harry Bicket. She made her Salzburg Festival debut under Ingo Metzmacher. She has given recitals throughout the UK including London’s Wigmore Hall.

Lucy made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Belinda in Dido and Aeneas in 2009 and in the same year performed there once more as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, a role subsequently repeated for the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich and the Deutsche Oper, Berlin. In 2011 Lucy made her US opera debut at the Chicago Lyric Opera as Iole (Hercules) to great critical acclaim. Other roles have included Dorinda (Orlando) in Lille, Paris and for Dijon Opera, Poppea inAgrippina and Drusilla in The Coronation of Poppea for ENO and The Fairy Queen with William Christie at Glyndebourne.

Future opera engagements include the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen for the Glyndebourne Festival, Susanna at the Royal Opera House and Gilda at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and she will make her debut at The Metropolitan Opera, New York.  "Lucy Crowe dazzles with her every appearance, a young singer blessed with look-at-me-and-listen charisma." - THE SUNDAY TIMES

Text: courtesy of harmonia mundi Photo: © Marco Borggreve 2011