" . . .Emily Birsan space to step up as a brilliant Susanna, nearly nudging Figaro out as main character and primary mover of the comic drama. Both leads showed fine, well-matched voices and lithe Mozartean instincts"
- The Boston Musical Intelligencer
"The spry-voiced soprano Emily Birsan was a delightful and streetwise Susanna, and her skeptical look of disgust toward the slimier male characters brought the house down in laughter more than once. Even where the surtitles failed, as they did on a few occasions, all that needed to be communicated was written on her face."
- Boston Globe
"Soprano Emily Birsan sang the part of Susanna to perfection. A fine musician, her intonation was dead on throughout the evening, and her silvery tone proved ideal for the role. Her rendition of "Deh vieni non tardar," Susanna's final aria, was nothing short of ethereal.”
- Edge Media Network