Born in Staffordshire, Lucy Crowe studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where she is a Fellow.
With repertoire ranging from Purcell, Handel and Mozart to Donizetti’s Adina, Verdi’s Gilda and Janacek’s Vixen, she has sung with opera companies throughout the world, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Glyndebourne Festival, English National Opera, the Teatro Real Madrid, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, and the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Recent opera highlights include the title role of Handel’s Rodelinda at the Dutch National Opera, Teatro Real Madrid and at Frankfurt Opera, and Poppea/Agrippina at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where she returns next season for her role debut as Musetta/la Boheme. Highlights this season include a return to the Metropolitan Opera for Susanna /Le Nozze di Figaro and Pamina /Die Zauberflöte at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona.
In concert, she has performed with many of the world’s finest conductors and orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic with Harding, Haim and Nelsons, the Vienna Philharmonic with Nelsons, the Salzburg Camerata with Norrington, Orchestre de Paris and Harding, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Egarr, London Symphony Orchestra with Rattle, Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Nézet-Séguin, Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras with Gardiner, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Pappano, the Budapest Festival Orchestra with Fischer and the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Dudamel.
A committed recitalist she has appeared at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Mostly Mozart and Salzburg Festivals, and is a regular guest at the BBC Proms and London’s Wigmore Hall. In 2021 Linn Records released her debut recital recording featuring Berg, Strauss, and Schoenberg songs to great acclaim.
Her recent recordings of Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra and the title role of Handel’s Rodelinda with the English Concert and Harry Bicket are respectively nominated for the 2022 Grammy award and International Classical Music award.