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Lucy Crowe

Soprano

Biography

Lucy Crowe in action.
Lucy Crowe in Le nozze di Figaro © ROH/Mark Douet, 2013

English soprano Lucy Crowe sings Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) in The Royal Opera's 2013/14 Season. She made her Royal Opera debut as Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) in 2009 and has since sung Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) and Gilda (Rigoletto) for The Royal Opera.

Crowe was born in Staffordshire and knew from the age of ten she wanted to be an opera singer. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music for six years 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 significant roles 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 Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Emannuelle Haïm and John Eliot Gardiner.

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.

News and features

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

I due Foscari, Idomeneo, and L'elisir d'amore and others on Opera on 3.

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