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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), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Eurydice (Orphée et Eurydice) and Ismene (Mitridate, re di Ponto) for The Royal Opera. In the 2019/20 Season she sings Poppea (Agrippina).

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 for Glyndebourne, Countess Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro), Pamina (The Magic Flute), Adina, Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Poppea (Agrippina) for English National Opera, Rodelinda for Frankfurt Opera and Teatro Real, Madrid, Adele (Die Fledermaus) and Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) on tour to New York, Paris, Hamburg, Basel and Edinburgh. She is a prolific recitalist and concert performer and has performed and recorded with conductors including Gustavo Dudamel, John Eliot Gardiner, Emannuelle Haïm, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nezet-Seguin and Simon Rattle.

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. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.

Videos

News and features

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

26 November 2014
Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on L'elisir d'amore

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

19 November 2014
Your reaction: L'elisir d'amore 2014

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

Photos

Lucy Crowe as Poppea in Agrippina, The Royal Opera

Joyce DiDonato as Agrippina and Lucy Crowe as Poppea in Agrippina, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Agrippina, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Agrippina, The Royal Opera

Lucy Crowe as Poppea and Iestyn Davies as Ottone in Agrippina, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Agrippina, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Agrippina, The Royal Opera

SOFIA FOMINA AS GILDA, DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

SOFIA FOMINA AS GILDA in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

LUIS GOMES AS MATTEO BORSA, DOMINIC SEDGWICK AS MARULLO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

LUIS GOMES AS MATTEO BORSA, DOMINIC SEDGWICK AS MARULLO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

ANDREA MASTRONI AS SPARAFUCILE in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

Lucy Crowe as Ismene and Bejun Mehta as Farnace in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia, Salome Jicia as Sifare, Michael Spyres as Mitridate, Bejun Mehta as Farnace, Jennifer Davis as Arbate and Lucy Crowe as Ismene in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Lucy Crowe and Levente Molnár in L'elisir d'amore

Lucy Crowe,Vittorio Grigòlo and Levente Molnár in L'elisir d'amore

Vittorio Grigòlo and Lucy Crowe in L'elisir d'amore

Bryn Terfel and Lucy Crowe in L'elisir d'amore

Vittorio Grigòlo and Lucy Crowe in L'elisir d'amore

Lucy Crowe and Levente Molnár in L'elisir d'amore

Lucy Crowe

Lucy Crowe as Susanna and Renata Pokupic as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro

Lucy Crowe as Poppea and Joyce DiDonato as Agrippina in Agrippina, The Royal Opera

José Coca Loza as Lesbo, Lucy Crowe as Poppea and Gianluca Buratto as Claudio in Agrippina, The Royal Opera

Lucy Crowe as Poppea and Iestyn Davies as Ottone in Agrippina, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Agrippina, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Agrippina, The Royal Opera

Gianluca Buratto as Claudio Lucy Crowe as Poppea in Agrippina, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Agrippina, The Royal Opera

Lucy Crowe as Poppea in Agrippina, The Royal Opera

José Coca Loza, Gianluca Buratto and Lucy Crowe in rehearsal for Agrippina, The Royal Opera

Lucy Crowe in rehearsal for Agrippina, The Royal Opera

Joyce DiDonato and Lucy Crowe in rehearsal for Agrippina, The Royal Opera