Howard Reich - CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"lyric mezzo-soprano Emma Sorenson displayed a striking voice and whimsical spirit as the giddy Stasi."
Aaron Keebaugh - BOSTON CLASSICAL REVIEW
"Emma Sorenson delivered ringing high notes and a thick Scottish accent to the role of Mary Paterson"
John von Rhein - THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"Her shifting mental states may be sketchy, but Emma Sorenson's intense performance conveyed a vivid sense of how Isabelle's restlessness and emotional instability shaped her brief existence. It was hard to imagine any singer inhabiting her more completely.
Hedy Weiss - WTTW CHICAGO TONIGHT
"Emma Sorenson, a tall, lithesome beauty with a vivid mezzo-soprano voice..."
Zoë Madonna - THE BOSTON GLOBE
"Mezzo-soprano Emma Sorenson was sprightly and snarky as the young sex worker Mary Paterson."
Sarah Bryan Miller - ST LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
"Mezzo-soprano Emma Sorenson and soprano Julie Tabash Kelsheimer were perfectly cast in the title roles: convincingly childlike but not overdoing it with the cutes, and with good stage presence in both cases. Sorenson has a rich, dark voice, intelligently used..."
William Swain - BUZZ NEWS CHICAGO
"Emma Sorenson, as Edwin’s cousin Stasi, was a revelation. If you can imagine Gina Davis with the voice of Kiri Te Kanawa, you would have an approximation of the impact of Ms. Sorenson. Her tall, slim beauty and warm open presence fills the stage... full of wittily impish fun and empathy. We plan to keep an eye on Ms. Sorenson."
Laura Stanfield Prichard - THE BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER
"Mezzo soprano Emma Sorenson’s intense portrayal of the tragic ingénue Mary Paterson alternates between a young, vulgar prostitute and a frail spirit shining with wraithlike radiance."
Steve Callahan - BROADWAY WORLD
"Shining at the center of this Union Avenue production are Emma Sorenson as Hänsel and Julie Tabash Kelsheimer as Gretel. What a marvelous pair! Both have remarkably clear, strong and pure voices...
This is one of the most serenely beautiful duets in all of opera, and these two voices, rising and twining in it, are unforgettably gorgeous.
The two make charming children, joyfully playing and dancing despite their hunger. Miss Sorenson sports a wonderfully tousled, boyish mop of hair - and a ravishing smile, while Miss Kelsheimer - almost a wisp of a girl - is innocence itself."