JUNO/INO | WOLF TRAP OPERA | 2023
"The music is undoubtedly gorgeous, but it is the performances that make this story so enjoyable, particularly that of Treigle. Treigle’s acting range is as impressive as her vocal one. As Ino, Treigle is a sweet, awkward schoolgirl, but her turn as Juno is a bewitching and impassioned tempest come alive. Her distinct performances as Ino and Juno paired with Tonea’s Semele offer a powerful look at the different ways women have long battled the demands of sex, love, power, and self." ...
"Together, Treigle and Filloux nail the playful, slapstick dynamic of a Disney villain and her silly henchman." ...
"In their following arias and duets, Treigle and Felty have electric chemistry — Felty plays the clueless himbo well, as Treigle plays into the earnest despair of Ino’s unrequited love. Their tender chemistry grounds the play in some version of real life — while Semele’s divine interactions with Jupiter are otherworldly and extravagant, the story of Ino and Athamus serves to remind the audience that love is not restricted to the world of the gods, and perhaps may be truer in the realm of man."
DC THEATER ARTS
"Mezzo-soprano Emily Treigle performed in two roles, as Juno and as Ino, sister of Semele who purloined for Prince Athamas, Semele’s jilted betrothed. Ms. Treigle was a Winner in the 2021 Laffont Competition, and she proved to be quite the actress. She portrayed the roles as different personalities and was completely believable in each. Her singing was also impressive in each, and her arias showed an appealing array of colors in her voice. Juno was assisted by her messenger Iris in her efforts to bring down Semele... Treigle and Filloux were well matched and played effectively off each other on stage."
"As the bitter goddess Juno, the versatile mezzo-soprano Emily Treigle, granddaughter of the famous bass Norman Treigle, chewed the scenery musically with extravagant runs and ornamentation, and in her over-the-top acting. In the same double-casting that Handel used at the premiere, Treigle also took the part of Ino, Semele’s overlooked sister, in a more demure characterization. The overlap of roles also helped make Juno’s “disguise” as Ino more believable, when she tricks Semele into her downfall."
WASHINGTON CLASSICAL REVIEW
NAILING THE PLAYFUL, SLAPSTICK DYNAMIC OF A DISNEY VILLAIN & HER SILLY HENCHMAN.
DC THEATER ARTS
WINNER | THE METROPOLITAN OPERA LAFFONT COMPETITION | 2021
"Emily Treigle’s firm, muscular mezzo-soprano lent conviction and intensity to Gluck’s “Addio, addio, o miei sospiri,”. She delivered a similarly supercharged performance of “Deh per questo istante solo,” dispensing the allegro with plenty of pluck and verve."
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
GERTRUDE | HOUSTON GRAND OPERA | 2022
"Mezzo-soprano Emily Treigle—granddaughter of the great bass-baritone Norman Treigle—contributed hearty singing that brought out the earthy side of Juliet’s nurse, Gertrude."
TEXAS CLASSICAL REVIEW
MISS VIOLET | HOUSTON GRAND OPERA | 2023
"Mezzo-soprano Emily Treigle’s warm voice and ready smile radiated Miss Violet’s kindness."