"The most exciting performance of the whole weekend came from Emily Righter... showed remarkable poise and genuine gifts. A tall, attractive, convincingly ardent Romeo, she displayed a handsome, individual mezzo, good agility, unforced but elegant chest voice and stylistic confidence: someone to watch."
- The Boston Musical Intelligencer
"In what should surely prove a star-making engagement, Ms. Righter sang with rich tone, focus and agility, and assumed her character with a buoyant physicality and impetuousness." - Steve Smith, New York Times
"Mezzo-soprano Emily Righter, the main attraction as Angelina, does not disappoint. She was by far the most disciplined singer in this cast, handling the score's difficult runs without incident and landing the notes at both ends of a wide range. The opera concludes with Angelina's aria of forgiveness, giving Righter's mellifluous voice the royal platform it deserves." - Tampa Bay Times