to Nov 30

VIOLETTA - Verdi's La Traviata

“Soprano Emily Birsan captures both Violetta’s pain and passion, culminating in a final “Oh, joy” moment that’s not just beautiful sung, but beautifully acted.”

- Indianpolis Business journal

“She sang with real coloratura clarity and precision.  An especially thrilling moment occurred in the final act: facing her impending death, Violetta intones Addio, del passato bei sogni ridenti (“Farewell, lovely dreams of the past”). Birsan effortlessly soared to stratospheric high notes all at a pianissimo level—just beautiful.”

- Evansville Courier


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to May 31

SUSANNA - Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro

 " . . .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

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