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Lucy Crowe

Soprano

Biography

Lucy Crowe in action.
Lucy Crowe in L'elisir d'amore © ROH.Mark Douet, 2014

English soprano Lucy Crowe made her Royal Opera debut as Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) in 2009 and has since sung Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Gilda (Rigoletto), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and Adina (L'elisir d'amore) for The Royal Opera.

Crowe was born in Staffordshire and decided aged ten to become an opera singer. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music and won second prize at the 2005 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. Her early operatic appearances included Susanna for Garsington Opera and Sophie for Scottish Opera, a role she has also sung for Deutsche Oper Berlin. Other engagements include the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne, Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Poppea (Agrippina) for English National Opera and Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. She is a prolific recitalist and concert performer and has performed and recorded with conductors including John Eliot Gardiner, Emannuelle Haïm and Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

Crowe has performed charity recitals in support of Kids In Need Of Education (KINOE), a project providing education and music lessons for children in Mumbai. Her husband Joseph Walters is a horn player with the English Baroque Soloists, and together they perform as the folk-pop duo Tea with Jeanie.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on L'elisir d'amore

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on L'elisir d'amore

26 November 2014

Backstage films from the live relay of L'elisir d'amore, including Bryn Terfel on why it may be the best opera ever written.

Your reaction: L'elisir d'amore 2014

Your reaction: L'elisir d'amore 2014

19 November 2014

What did you think of Laurent Pelly's production of Donizetti's comedy?

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for Autumn Season 2014/15

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for Autumn Season 2014/15

16 July 2014

Tristan und Isolde, L’elisir d’amore and others on Opera on 3.

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