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Renowned for her commanding vocal prowess, Leah Crowne, an American dramatic soprano, has captivated audiences with her "icy intensity" (Bergens Tidende, Bergen Norway) and "generous beauty" (Forum Opera, Bezier France), leaving an indelible mark in the world of opera. Widely acclaimed for her ability to deliver "fine artistry with musical precision and sensitivity" (Maestro Emmanuel Plasson), Ms. Crowne has been lauded as a "dream to direct with her vivid characterizations" (Director Anthony Pilavachi).


Ms. Crowne's repertoire spans both opera and recital performances. Among her upcoming engagements are the titular role in *Tosca* and the portrayal of *The Witch* in *Hansel and Gretel* with Center Stage Opera in Harrisburg in 2024. In 2025, she will enchant audiences with Shostakovich's *Seven Romances of Alexander Blok* alongside the Sunderman String Trio in Gettysburg.


In the summer of 2023, Ms. Crowne earned high praise for her portrayal of the demanding role of Isolde in Wagner's *Tristan und Isolde* with Series at Royal Square in York, PA. Her repertoire also includes multiple renditions of the ice princess Turandot, showcased in various productions across the globe. Wagnerian roles have been a focal point of her career, encompassing characters such as Ortrud in *Lohengrin*, Kundry in *Parsifal*, Sieglinde in *Die Walküre*, and a reprisal of Isolde in *Tristan und Isolde*.


Ms. Crowne's versatility extends to her educational endeavors, where she has been recognized as an award-winning educator and founder of Crowne Voice, INC, a music school emphasizing vocal excellence for serious enthusiasts of all ages. Her Keystone Opera initiative provides aspiring singers the opportunity to perform operatic roles with a student instrumental ensemble. In 2024, she was honored with the Joan Frey Boytim Award for Independent Voice Teachers.


Acknowledged for her achievements, Ms. Crowne has received accolades, grants, and scholarships from prestigious institutions such as the Académie internationale de musique française, The Dolora Zajick Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, The Max Kade Foundation, and The Wagner Society of New York, among others. Her illustrious career is a testament to her dedication to the art of opera and her commitment to nurturing the next generation of vocal talents.

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