Emily Casey, soprano
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. She has been noted for her talent in embodying both dramatic and comic characters on the operatic stage and musical theater stage alike.
Hailed as a “standout” and praised for her “musical lyricism” in a recent performance as Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Ms. Casey has performed many leading roles with companies across the United States, Canada and Italy. Ms. Casey’s operatic engagements have included appearances as 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.
A winner of several prestigious competitions including 1st place in the Xi’an Silk Road International Music Festival in 2017, Ms. Casey has appeared in concert with Maryland Lyric Opera, Piedmont Symphony 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.
Upcoming performances include Musetta in La Boheme with Opera Niagara as well as solo appearances in New York and the Washington, DC area.