English soprano Lucy 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 significant roles include the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne, Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Poppea (Agrippina) for English National Opera and Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. She is a prolific recitalist and concert performer and has performed and recorded with conductors including John Eliot Gardiner, Emannuelle Haïm and Yannick Nezet-Seguin. She made her Royal Opera debut as Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) in 2009 and has since sung Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Gilda (Rigoletto) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) for The Royal Opera. In the 2014/15 Season she returns to sing Adina (L'elisir d'amore).
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. Her husband Joseph Walters is a horn player with the English Baroque Soloists, and together they perform as the folk-pop duo Tea with Jeanie.