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Ashley Emerson

  • Soprano


Ashley Emerson press reviews

Le nozze di Figaro, The Metropolitan Opera

Ashley Emerson's Barbarina was too adorable, like a pocket-sized
version and her "L'ho perduta... me meschina..." and she won us over.-
Opera Chic, 9/28/09

Ashley Emerson’s Barbarina is ideally ingenuous; I, for one, wished
her Act Four cavatina were several pages longer.-
The Classical Source

Ashley Emerson sparkled in the tiny role of Barbarina."
—Steve Smith, The New York Times, 11/25/09

Ashley Emerson brought nice, rounded tone to Barbarina.
—David Shengold, Gay City News, 11/07/09

Amelia, Seattle Opera

Young Amelia (the sweet lyric soprano Ashley Emerson) sings an ode to
the stars, and the music swells and soars...
—Anthony Tomassini, The New York Times, 5/10/10

As the young Amelia, Ashley Emerson was eerily child-like. Her voice
was very pretty, flexible, and youthful.
The Opera Tattler, 5/09/10

Ashley Emerson is wholly, startlingly believable as the young Amelia.
The Classical Review, 5/13/10

Ashley Emerson is charming as the young Amelia-
—Bernard Jacobson, The Seattle Times, 5/10/10

Ashley Emerson sang the Young Amelia with a perky, bright soprano.-
—George Loomis, Musical America, 5/11/10

Seattle is known for its good vocal casting, and in that regard “Amelia” didn’t disappoint, from the opening scenes in which the child Amelia was played by a petite soprano named Ashley Emerson who actually managed to look like a ten-year-old girl. —Anne Midgette, Washington Post, 06/26/10