|  Critical Acclaim

Semperoper Dresden - Les Huguenots

Concerti

“Jennifer Rowley sang Valentine with a smooth, full soprano, showing beautiful high notes, great breath control and interpretative skills. Her grand scene during the fourth act was heart-breaking: she threw herself into the character and managed to describe every emotion of the unfortunate Valentine. The following duet with Osborn was magic, their love and desperation coming through the pitch-dark stage, where only the white details of their clothing (bright under ultraviolet light) made us aware of where they were positioned.”

– Laura Servidei, Bachtrack

“John Osborn as Huguenot nobleman Raoul and Jennifer Rowley as his Catholic sweetheart Valentine increase from act to act and inspire completely with their love duet shortly before the great catastrophe.”

-Roberto Becker, concerti

“Jennifer Rowley raises herself with bright spinto-soprano as Valentine in the great duet of the 4th act.”

-Manuel Brug, MDR-Kultur

“Among the soloists were John Osborn as Huguenot nobleman Raoul de Nangis, John Relyea as his servant and Jennifer Rowley as beloved Valentine. All three got on with “grand opera,” which demands not only excessive emotions, but also intimacy to ecstasy. Much helps a lot here was understood correctly, namely not only to set volume, but honest, unadulterated expression.”

-Peter Jungblut, BR-Klassik

Photo: © Semperoper Dresden / Ludwig Olah

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