This summer, Ms. Rowley will debut in the title role of Simon Mayr’s rarely performed bel canto opera Medea in Corinto in New York with Will Crutchfield’s newly formed summer festival, Teatro Nuovo. Next season, Ms. Rowley returns to The Metropolitan Opera as Tosca and in her title role debut as Adriana Lecouvreur, as well as several additional engagements with the house through 2020. Next season also marks her first appearance at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in September, as Leonora in Il trovatore. In the future she debuts at The Dallas Opera, and will sing her first Amelia in Un ballo in Maschera.
Ms. Rowley’s triumphant Metropolitan Opera role début as Roxane in Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac inspired universal critical praise, with The New York Times raving that this was a “break-through moment,” further adding that for the heartbreaking final scene, “Ms. Rowley sang with an intensity of expression and a subtly embittered sound that suggested a singer for enormous gift and promise.”