This is highly operatic with florid vocal lines, and it was sung with a real sense of emotion and joy by the young Canadian mezzo-soprano Emma Parkinson. She’s a singer I’m sure we’ll hear a lot more of. She has real presence, and her rich-toned mezzo and her control of what were virtuoso passages was ideally suited to Vivaldi…
-Edmonton Journal (Vivialdi's Gloria)
-Edmonton Journal (Vivialdi's Gloria)

Emma Parkinson’s Carmen was a tour de force. Fascinating, seductive and mocking, from the opening notes… She has a luscious mezzo voice capable of subtle turns of emotion and considerable stamina. Despite throwing herself with vivacity into her long role, she had considerable energy and emotion left for her final scenes…
-Review Vancouver
-Review Vancouver

Emma Parkinson, who possesses an outstanding voice. It's hall-filling, supple, rich, dark-tinged, with a golden sheen backed by an excellent technique…
-La Scena Musicale
-La Scena Musicale

A powerful voice
-Opera Canada
-Opera Canada

…and mezzo-soprano Emma Parkinson. Parkinson offered a memorable Qui sedes that revealed an impeccable and liquid legato, and whose affecting Agnus Dei had seductive vocal allure.
-Montreal Gazette (Bach B Minor Mass)
-Montreal Gazette (Bach B Minor Mass)

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