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"Jennifer Roderer's warm, rich voice and vivid presence was the essence of humanity."

-Rick Perdian, New York Classical Review, 2024

"As Shifrah Puah, Masha's mother, Jennifer Roderer's voluminous mezzo suggested Wagnerian dimensions."

—Lawrence Budman, South Florida Classical Review on Enemies, A Love Story

"Mezzo Jennifer Rodasha’s moth—Greg Stepanich, Palm Beach Arts Paper on Enemies, A Love Story



"Mezzo Jennifer Roderer positively spat venom as Kabanicha, looming and glaring in her buttoned-up dark dress and heavy eyeglasses."

—Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal


"Roderer has an especially difficult vocal job as Kabanicha. The cruel woman’s parts are staccato and rough, and Roderer managed them beautifully, never losing her sour scowl."

—Elizabeth Pandolfi, Charleston City Paper



"Mrs. Lovett was perfectly portrayed by Jennifer Roderer. While she acted as the motherly figure of the production, she was the brain behind the sinister plan, piecing it together and smoothing out its rough edges when things began to fall apart. Happily, as is not always the case, her vocal performance as Mrs. Lovett was skillfully just comical enough, proving that she deserves the title of a leading lady."

—Kristin Ross, The Daily Orange


"Roderer effectively walked the line between nurturing and nasty as Mrs. Lovett."

—Linda Loomis,



"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 Roderer’s 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


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 princess’ 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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