Ms. Rowley’s 2022/23 season brought her debut at the Staatsoper Berlin Unter den Linden as Leonora in Il Trovatore, a revival of her celebrated portrayal as Valentine in Les Huguenots at the Semperoper Dresden, her role debut as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly for Palm Beach Opera, as well as her role and theatre debut in the title role of Manon Lescaut with the Teatro Verdi Salerno. Her concert schedule included international debuts at the Aspendos Ruins and Theatre in Aspendos, Turkey, the Opera Royal de Wallonie Liege in Belgium, the Royal Opera Versailles in France, as well as a solo concert with Opera Naples. In addition, she performed concerts at L’Opèra Royal de Versailles, the Busan Cinema Center in South Korea, and on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC entitled “Rebuild Harmony” with Opera Italiana is in the Air.
During the 2021/22 season, she made her house debut at Opéra de Rouen in her signature role of Leonora in Verdi’s Il Trovatore in a modern production directed by Clarac and Deloeuil’s ‘Le Lab’, with a highly praised cinema and television broadcast across France. She returned to the Semperoper Dresden to star as the title role of Puccini’s Tosca, and reprised her critically celebrated Amelia Grimaldi in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra at Opernhaus Zürich. Ms. Rowley also made her house and role debut as Hannah Glawari in Lehár’s The Merry Widow at Palm Beach Opera, for which critics raved about her performance of the famous ‘Vilja Lied’ writing that it “should be placed among the greatest performances of this aria.”
On the concert stage, Ms. Rowley performed concert performances of Tosca with the Israel Philharmonic led by maestro Zubin Mehta. She was the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s colossal Missa Solemnis with the Philadelphia Orchestra both in Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center, and New York City’s Carnegie Hall, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
During the 2020/21 season, Ms. Rowley added another Verdi role to her growing list of repertoire, marking her role and house debut as Amelia in Andreas Homoki’s new production of Simon Boccanegra at Opernhaus Zürich. Her debut garnered international acclaim, with Opera News praising her “solid, commanding Amelia.” The opening night performance was streamed live from Zürich and later released on DVD in 2021. In addition, she sang her signature role of Tosca for her greatly anticipated house debut at Opéra de Marseille, with Ôlyrix calling her performance of “Vissi d’arte” “one of the most beautiful lyrical moments of this Marseille season.”
During the 2019/20 season, Ms. Rowley made her house and role debuts at the National Theatre Prague as Amelia in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, and at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona as the title role of Aida. Of her Aida, Platea Magazine praised her “phrasing, breath management, expressive force in the high notes and subtlety at important moments,” calling them “her best weapons.” In Prague, her portrayal of Amelia garnered critical acclaim from KlassikaPlus.Cz, saying she gave the role “a romantic expression with a great personal touch in both voice and acting, with vocal certainty,” and that Ms. Rowley is “undeniably a dramatic artist.” Other noteworthy performances include the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, Tosca and Leonora in Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera, as well as Leonora at Opera de Paris, and Maggio Musicale Florentino.