"But the show belongs to Emily Casey’s Nurse Lola. With her helium-voiced soubrette-soprano, stunning looks, flawless comic timing and a naughty-nurse costume that deserves its own billing, Casey channels the best of the big-hearted, bubble-headed comic heroines of the past, and provides the show with an IV of adrenaline.
"Emily not only sang with exquisite clarity and range, but there wasn’t an inorganic moment in her presence on stage as she seamlessly embodied the character of Hannah."
"A special mention goes to the dramatic abilities of Emily Casey as a stalwart pistol toting Donna Elvira..."
Emily Casey (Lauretta) shone in her role of Schicchi’s daughter, who is in love with Rinuccio. Laber and Casey have wonderful chemistry and seemingly float about the stage together, with youthful energy. Casey was enchanting in the best known aria from Gianni Schicchi, ”O mio babbino caro”
Casey displayed her wide range and expressive style in this very challenging selection, negotiating interval leaps and vocal runs with a sense of freedom... Fleming praised Casey’s lovely, even sound...
Soprano Emily Casey...stood her own against the weight of the orchestra. There is little that is more impressive than a single voice, unamplified, carrying its sound over a full orchestra...Casey delivered poignancy and power, both in moments of profound quiet and in the more stellar instances where Casey resounded over the swelling of the orchestra at full force.