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.
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, culturevulture.net
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
Jennifer Roderer as Fricka confirmed the
remarkable excellence of American singers in the use of a school of
singing that gives
Every bit her match (and with just as much
to sing)was the mezzo Jennifer Roderer
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. Grose...in a well-produced and characterful mezzo.
David Shengold, Opera News
In her European debut, American Jennifer Roderer
(Amneris) supplied with her even,
Neues Volksblatt, Linz
Supremely good [was] Jennifer Roderer as Amneris.
Jennifer Roderer as Amneris was likewise a marvel, both vocally and
Journal Star, Peoria, Illinois
voice of Jennifer Roderer was well controlled, and her various sweeping
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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