American soprano Emily Casey has been praised for the clarity, range and flexibility of her voice as well as her skillful dramatic and acting abilities. Ms. Casey, reviewed as a "red haired vixen with a sparkling voice" by Opera Canada in a recent performance as Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme, has performed many leading roles with companies across the United States, Canada and Italy. She has been hailed as a “standout” and praised for her “musical lyricism” and has been noted for her talent in embodying both dramatic and comic characters on the operatic stage and musical theater stage alike.
Ms. Casey’s operatic engagements have included appearances as Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme, Gulnara in Verdi's Il Corsaro, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Susannah (Susannah), Hannah Glawari (The Merry Widow), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) and La Voix in Poulenc's vocally and dramatically demanding La Voix Humaine. In addition to her role debut as Gulnara in Verdi's Il Corsaro in his hometown of Busseto, Italy this summer, she recently appeared as La Zelatrice (Suor Angelica) with Opera Niagara and in Italy in excerpts from Maria Stuarda as Queen Elisabetta and La Rondine as Magda. She recently made her debut with Richmond Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Beethoven's 9th.
A winner of several prestigious competitions including 1st place in the Xi’an Silk Road International Music Festival and second place in the Partners for the Arts Competition, Ms. Casey has appeared in concert with Maryland Lyric Opera, Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, Columbia Orchestra, Trinity Chamber Orchestra and Frederick Symphony Orchestra. She has had the pleasure of working with some of the most famous names in opera including Aprile Millo, Richard Bonygne, Marco Gandini, Renée Fleming and Sherrill Milnes.