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Mezzosoprano Jennifer Roderer











Amneris was mezzo-soprano Jennifer Roderer, singing with plush, muscular tone and fierce dramatic instincts....[she dispatched] a dazzling account of the opera's last act.

—Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Even more impressive was the Amneris of mezzo-soprano Jennifer Roderer, who deployed a large, lustrous voice in an impassioned performance as the Egyptian princess.

—Georgia Rowe, Contra Costa Times

Jennifer Rodererís Amneris was a standout. Her potent mezzo-soprano voice, used in the service of strong dramatic instincts, gave full expression to feelings of love, jealousy, and grief, both in solo work and in powerful exchanges with Aida and Radames.

—Anna Carol Dudley, San Francisco Classical Voice





Photo Credit: Stephen Shadrach

Princess Amneris, jealously suspicious of a possible rival, was sung by impressive mezzo Jennifer Roderer.
Her rich powerful voice practically raised the roof of the Julia Morgan Theater with the force of her frenzied emotions. Her carefully controlled cajoling of Aida to elicit her secret love was a believalbe and chilling change of voice and style, showing the range of her acting versatility. A rare artist...[she is] a "must-seeagain" star.

—Susan Steinbert, The Independent

Jennifer Roderer is a magnificent Amneris, strong of voice and projecting both the imperious princessí raging jealousy
and pitiful humanity.

— Suzanne Weiss,

Roderer was able to convey a sense of Erda's dignity and world-weariness alongside a voice of low-end punch
and gleaming projection.

— Joe Banno, Washington Post

With seemingly no inhibitions, Jennifer Roderer is terrific in the gossipy role of Public Opinion.

— Jack Neal's Nevada Events and Reviews

...but it is the mezzo-soprano Jennifer Roderer, as the witch (inhabiting a gingerbread apartment on the Upper East Side),
who makes the show come alive; she sings and cackles in equal measure, to delightfully creepy effect.

— THE NEW YORKER on NYCO's Hansel & Gretel

Accompanied by the composer, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Roderer unfurled her claret-colored voice, blazing in its upper extension
and sultry in its womanly depths.

— Marion Lignana Rosenberg, Newsday
Sor Juana Fest: Music of John Eaton

Jennifer Roderer as Fricka confirmed the remarkable excellence of American singers in the use of a school of singing that gives
priority to idiomatic accuracy and knowledge of the repertory.

— La Nación,
Die Walküre at Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

Every bit her match (and with just as much to sing)was the mezzo Jennifer Roderer
as Susanna's terrified confidante. Roderer's chesty sound and impassioned performance perfectly conveyed this character's hollow dread, and - a bonus - with her huge eyes and flame-red Louise Brooks bob, Roderer looked as though she could have stepped right out of a painting by Max Beckmann or Otto Dix.

— Eric Myers on Sancta Susanna, Opera Magazine

Jennifer Roderer's plush mezzo commanded attention in excerpts from the Ring and Tristan.
Her confident, vibrant vocalism heated up the room.

— Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Roderer sang the role of the housekeeper, Mrs. Grose, with physical, dramatic and vocal strength.

— Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Jennifer Roderer was vocally resplendent as Mrs. Grose.

— Paul Horsley, The Kansas City Star

Jennifer Roderer...[sang] Mrs. a well-produced and characterful mezzo.

— David Shengold, Opera News

In her European debut, American Jennifer Roderer (Amneris) supplied with her even,
voluminous, warm mezzo, an extraordinary singing performance.

— Neues Volksblatt, Linz

Supremely good [was] Jennifer Roderer as Amneris.

— Bauernbundler, Klosterneuberg

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Roderer as Amneris was likewise a marvel, both vocally and otherwise.
Roderer really made Amneris, who is torn between love and jealous rage, psychologically believable.

— Journal Star, Peoria, Illinois

The voice of Jennifer Roderer was well controlled, and her various sweeping scale passages
were handled in a flawless manner.

— Los Angeles Sentinel

Roderer gave a tour de force performance...and we hope to hear more from her.

The Daily Breeze, California

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