"THE AMERICAN SOPRANO EMILY BIRSAN SANG WITH RADIANT DELICACY…"
-THE TELEGRAPH, LONDON
Reviews from BLO's "La Boheme"
"...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
King Olaf CD Release!
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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
"Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf" Elgar
CD RELEASE FEB 2 2015
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
Birsan(...)is going out into the professional world a seasoned young pro; witness how smoothly she wrapped her lovely lyric soprano around the tricky intervals and wide range of Anne Trulove's aria from Stravinsky's "The Rake's Progress."
-Chicago Tribune, 2014
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