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SERVILIA - Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito

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Directed by David McVicar, Marie Lambert
Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis

"Emily Birsan's Servilia revealed a fresh lyric soprano of fine quality that pealed above the ensembles very prettily."

 -OPERA NEWS, Mark Thomas Ketterson, 3/5/2014

"...she combines sincerity and rich beauty in her singing, current third-year Ryan soprano Emily Birsan matches Hall as Servilia"

-Andrew Patner Chicago Sun Times March 2014

"Emily Birsan, a current Ryan Opera Center member, sang with apt youthful purity as Servilia, Annio’s beloved, blending smoothly with Hall’s lovely mezzo."

-L. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review, March 2014

 "Emily Birsan’s cameo aria as the steadfast Servilia was completely charming; indeed she and Cecelia Hall (who portrayed Servilia’s sweetheart Annio (in the opera’s second trouser role) reminded one of the young couple in “The Magic Flute” — princess Pamina and prince Tamino, whose ravishingly innocent music Davis and his orchestra were most certainly channeling."

- Nancy Malitz, Chicago on the Aisle, March 2014

Earlier Event: January 10
ADELE cover - Die Fledermaus
Later Event: March 29
Soloist - Rising Stars of Lyric