Soprano

Lucy Crowe

“Lucy Crowe dazzles with her every appearance, a young singer blessed with look-at-me-and-listen charisma.”
The Sunday Times

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Introduction

Born in Staffordshire, Lucy Crowe studied at the Royal Academy of Music, to which she has recently been appointed a Fellow.

With repertoire ranging from Purcell, Handel and Mozart to Donizetti’s Adina and Verdi’s Gilda she has sung with opera companies throughout the UK and Europe, including the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the Glyndebourne Festival, English National Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Bavarian State Opera. She made her US operatic debut as Iole in Handel’s ‘Hercules’ for Chicago Lyric Opera, reprising the role for the Canadian Opera Company, and she made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera, New York as Servilia in ‘La clemenza di Tito’, returning earlier this season for Adele ‘Die Fledermaus’.

On the concert platform she is much in demand with the world’s major orchestras and conductors and she has appeared at the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Salzburg and Tanglewood Festivals and at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. She is a regular guest at London’s Wigmore Hall and other recital appearances include New York’s Carnegie Hall and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.

Highlights in her 2016/17 season include the title-role in ‘Rodelinda’ for the Teatro Real, Madrid and Ismene ‘Mitridate’ for the Royal Opera and, on the concert platform she appears with the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and LSO under Gardiner, the Philadelphia Orchestra with Nézet-Séguin, the LPO with Elder, the Accademia Santa Cecilia Orchestra with Pappano and the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Nelsons.


Performance Schedule

  • 19:30 12 May 2017 St John's Smith Square, LONDON More info  

    W. F. BACH Adagio and Fugue, Sinfonia in D minor Fk 65
    MONN Symphony in B major
    W. F. BACH Duet for 2 flutes in E minor Fk 54
    C. P. E. BACH Symphony in B minor Wq 182/5
    PERGOLESI ‘Stabat mater’

    Soprano: LUCY CROWE
    Counter-tenor: Tim Mead

    Harpsichord/organ & Director: Christian Curnyn
    Early Opera Company

  • 19:30 16 May 2017 St Lawrence Church Hungerford, HUNGERFORD More info  

    HANDEL ‘Tornami a vagheggiar’
    PURCELL ‘Sweeter than roses’
    BRITTEN ‘The Ash Grove’
    BRITTEN ‘Down by the Sally Gardens’
    IRISH AIR ‘The Lark in the Clear Air’ (arr. Phyllis Tate)
    ANON ‘She mov’d thro the fair’
    FOLK SONG ‘She’s like the swallow’
    DELIBES ‘Les filles de Cadix’
    ENESCU ‘Legende’
    GERSHWIN ‘Someone to Watch over me’

    – INTERVAL –

    BRAHMS Horn Trio in E flat major (arr Balsom)

    Trumpet: ALISON BALSOM
    Soprano: LUCY CROWE

    Trombone: Becky Smith
    Piano: Tom Poster
     
    The Balsom Ensemble

  • 18:30 26 Jun 2017 Royal Opera House, LONDON More info  

    MOZART ‘Mitridate, Re del Ponto’

    Conductor: Christopher Rousset
    Director; Graham Vick

    Mitridate: Micheal Spyres
    Aspasia: Albina Shagimuratova
    Farnace:Benjun Mehta
    Ismene: LUCY CROWE
    Marzio: Andrew Tortise
    Sifare: Anett fritsch
    Arbate: Jennifer Davis

  • 18:30 29 Jun 2017 Royal Opera House, LONDON More info  

    MOZART ‘Mitridate, Re del Ponto’

    Conductor: Christopher Rousset
    Director; Graham Vick

    Mitridate: Micheal Spyres
    Aspasia: Albina Shagimuratova
    Farnace:Benjun Mehta
    Ismene: LUCY CROWE
    Marzio: Andrew Tortise
    Sifare: Anett fritsch
    Arbate: Jennifer Davis

  • 18:30 01 Jul 2017 Royal Opera House, LONDON More info  

    Conductor: Christopher Rousset
    Director; Graham Vick

    Mitridate: Micheal Spyres
    Aspasia: Albina Shagimuratova
    Farnace:Benjun Mehta
    Ismene: LUCY CROWE
    Marzio: Andrew Tortise
    Sifare: Anett fritsch
    Arbate: Jennifer Davis

  • 18:30 07 Jul 2017 Royal Opera House, LONDON More info  

    Conductor: Christopher Rousset
    Director; Graham Vick

    Mitridate: Micheal Spyres
    Aspasia: Albina Shagimuratova
    Farnace:Benjun Mehta
    Ismene: LUCY CROWE
    Marzio: Andrew Tortise
    Sifare: Anett fritsch
    Arbate: Jennifer Davis

Performance Schedule

  • 19:30 12 May 2017
    St John's Smith Square, LONDON

    W. F. BACH Adagio and Fugue, Sinfonia in D minor Fk 65
    MONN Symphony in B major
    W. F. BACH Duet for 2 flutes in E minor Fk 54
    C. P. E. BACH Symphony in B minor Wq 182/5
    PERGOLESI ‘Stabat mater’

    Soprano: LUCY CROWE
    Counter-tenor: Tim Mead

    Harpsichord/organ & Director: Christian Curnyn
    Early Opera Company

  • 19:30 16 May 2017
    St Lawrence Church Hungerford, HUNGERFORD

    HANDEL ‘Tornami a vagheggiar’
    PURCELL ‘Sweeter than roses’
    BRITTEN ‘The Ash Grove’
    BRITTEN ‘Down by the Sally Gardens’
    IRISH AIR ‘The Lark in the Clear Air’ (arr. Phyllis Tate)
    ANON ‘She mov’d thro the fair’
    FOLK SONG ‘She’s like the swallow’
    DELIBES ‘Les filles de Cadix’
    ENESCU ‘Legende’
    GERSHWIN ‘Someone to Watch over me’

    – INTERVAL –

    BRAHMS Horn Trio in E flat major (arr Balsom)

    Trumpet: ALISON BALSOM
    Soprano: LUCY CROWE

    Trombone: Becky Smith
    Piano: Tom Poster
     
    The Balsom Ensemble

  • 18:30 26 Jun 2017
    Royal Opera House, LONDON

    MOZART ‘Mitridate, Re del Ponto’

    Conductor: Christopher Rousset
    Director; Graham Vick

    Mitridate: Micheal Spyres
    Aspasia: Albina Shagimuratova
    Farnace:Benjun Mehta
    Ismene: LUCY CROWE
    Marzio: Andrew Tortise
    Sifare: Anett fritsch
    Arbate: Jennifer Davis

  • 18:30 29 Jun 2017
    Royal Opera House, LONDON

    MOZART ‘Mitridate, Re del Ponto’

    Conductor: Christopher Rousset
    Director; Graham Vick

    Mitridate: Micheal Spyres
    Aspasia: Albina Shagimuratova
    Farnace:Benjun Mehta
    Ismene: LUCY CROWE
    Marzio: Andrew Tortise
    Sifare: Anett fritsch
    Arbate: Jennifer Davis

  • 18:30 01 Jul 2017
    Royal Opera House, LONDON

    Conductor: Christopher Rousset
    Director; Graham Vick

    Mitridate: Micheal Spyres
    Aspasia: Albina Shagimuratova
    Farnace:Benjun Mehta
    Ismene: LUCY CROWE
    Marzio: Andrew Tortise
    Sifare: Anett fritsch
    Arbate: Jennifer Davis

  • 18:30 07 Jul 2017
    Royal Opera House, LONDON

    Conductor: Christopher Rousset
    Director; Graham Vick

    Mitridate: Micheal Spyres
    Aspasia: Albina Shagimuratova
    Farnace:Benjun Mehta
    Ismene: LUCY CROWE
    Marzio: Andrew Tortise
    Sifare: Anett fritsch
    Arbate: Jennifer Davis

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Discography

Interviews

Interview with the Daily Express – November 2014

Interview with the Guardian – May 2012

Interview with The Telegraph – May 2012