Boston Lyric OPERA
David Angus conducts
Rosetta Cucchi directs
"...remarkable control over her instrument, and gave a multicolored delivery of “Quando m’en vo”, cooing the nightclub-act take on the aria with all the soft-but-unambiguous sultriness of a seasoned chanteuse."
- Boston Music Intellegencier
"soprano Emily Birsan drew all eyes to her with a slinky, hair-tossing performance and seductive singing"
- Boston Classical Review
"Birsan is also a pillar of this “La Bohème”; strong from the start, she conveys Musetta’s firm will and soft heart. She switches skillfully from angry banter with Marcello to tender words to comfort the dying Mimi, and she does it all with inexhaustible vivacity. She also uses an especially delightful technique of ending her high notes in little shrieks while quarreling with Marcello, to great humorous effect."
- Harvard Crimson