|  Critical Acclaim

Merry Widow at Palm Beach Opera

South Florida Classical Review

“Soprano Jennifer Rowley, as Hanna Glawari, descended a massive staircase on the beautiful set, originally designed for the Utah Symphony and Opera, with a strong and even voice. She later received enthusiastic applause after her performance of “Vilja,” which should be placed among the greatest performances of this aria. Rowley floated effortlessly on the high notes, giving the audience divine lasting moments, particularly the final soaring phrase.”

Palm Beach Daily News

“As the widow Hanna, the soprano Jennifer Rowley gave a realistic and affecting portrayal of a woman contemplating her second chance in a role that sometimes inspires imperious overacting… In the famous “Vilja Song” the folktale with which she serenades party guests, she brought warm emotion to this story from her homeland, soaring to climactic high notes then floating pianissimo tones over a delicate accompaniment in the orchestra.”

South Florida Classical Review

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