Lucy Crowe was born in Staffordshire and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, of which she has been nominated a member. With a repertoire including Purcell, Handel and Mozart and ranging to Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto she has sung in opera houses and with orchestras throughout the world, including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Glyndebourne Festival, the English National Opera, the Teatro Real Madrid and the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Bavarian State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera New York, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmoniker, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Meanwhile she has worked with such musical celebrities as Emanuelle Haïm, Sakari Oramo, Andris Nelsons, Richard Egarr, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Sir Antonio Pappano.
In the recent past she made her debut at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam with the title role in Rodelinda and returned as Poppea (Agrippina) to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
As a concert and lied singer she has appeared inter alia in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Carnegie Hall New York, Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, at the Salzburg Festival, the BBC Proms and in der London Wigmore Hall. Her work as been documented in many recordings, including Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise with the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Handel’s Il pastor fido with La Nuova Musica under David Bates, also Handel’s Alceste and John Eccles’s The Judgment of Paris with the Early Opera Company under Christian Curnyn. Furthermore there are plans for recording works by Alban Berg, Richard Strauss and Arnold Schönberg. In 2021 Lucy Crowe is singing at the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival for the first time.