Jennifer Rowley is featured on the New York Times list of “This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments” for her Facebook LIVE event which drew 149k viewers!
The Other Mathilde
One soprano’s illness is another soprano’s shot at a breakthrough. Jennifer Rowley was originally an understudy for Patricia Racette as Roxane in Franco Alfano’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” at the Metropolitan Opera, but Ms. Racette withdrew because of an abdominal hernia. Ms. Rowley didn’t get the same opportunity last fall as the understudy for Marina Rebeka, who never missed a performance as Mathilde in Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell.” But in a Facebook Live concert and interview with us, Ms. Rowley sang “Pour notre amour,” a challenging aria from that opera, to offer a glimpse of the Mathilde we could have seen.
A Valiant Return to the Met Opera: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments