Vocalist - Mezzo-Soprano
LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN - Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

"Jennifer Feinstein embodies Giulietta lusciously, self-confident and secure in her power over men. In melting tones she sells Hoffmann the lie that she would love him.”

Nike Luber, Badisches Tagblatt
DAS WUNDER DER HELIANE - Bard SummerScape Festival

"American mezzo Jennifer Feinstein offered a vivid study in warped ambition as the Messenger, acing the role's Amme-like tessitura."

David Shengold, Opera News
Better late than never: Das Wunder der Heliane makes long-awaited US debut

"The opera’s supporting players were universally cast from strength, with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Feinstein making a particular impact as the sadistic Messenger; she fearlessly met the role’s punishing tessitura head-on, and crafted a multi-dimensional portrait from a role that is largely formed from stereotype."

Cameron Kelsall, Bachtrack
DAS WUNDER DER HELIANE - Bard SummerScape Festival

"Jennifer Feinstein's gorgeous mezzo was a triumph..."

Clive Pagett, Musical America
La Gioconda - Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck

"Jennifer Feinstein's mezzo-soprano voice is radiant in the role of Laura, stunning in both duets."

Ursula Strohal, Tiroler Tageszeitung
La Gioconda - Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck

"The American dramatic mezzo Jennifer Feinstein put in a fiery performance as Alvise’s wife, Laura...Her Laura is a feisty woman, more than happy to lock horns with anyone, especially with Gioconda. Feinstein is ideally suited to the role, having an expressive and vibrant mezzo, with a bright powerful high register, yet also a wonderful lower register...Gioconda’s confrontation with her rival, Laura, “L’amo come il fulgor del creato” was possibly the most fiery. Such was the quality of both Mikhailenkos and Feinstein’s voices that they created a scene of the highest quality, in which their clash bristled with electrical energy, that threatened to discharge at any moment."

Alan Neilson, Opera Wire
The Gioconda

"The role of Laura was sung by Jennifer Feinstein, whose major vocal instrument was secure in high notes and free in the difficult demands of dramatic registration. In 'Grazia' and 'La salva' as well as in her aria and her duet with Gioconda, she displayed her pure, beautiful sound."

Luca Benvenuti, Teatri Online
Carmen still inspires, 140 years after its opening

“Feinstein [Carmen] sets the sultry tone early with Habanera (Love is a rebellious bird/That nobody can tame). A mezzo-soprano who can belt out the money notes with ease, she is especially captivating in the lower register. Feinstein’s Carmen is by turns earthy and passionate, brooding and fearful, and can make even an innocuous scene shine. As the third act opens, for example, Carmen faces the gloomy predictions of tarot cards laid out by two girlfriends. Her reaction (If you are to die/If fate has spoken/You can deal out 20 times/And still the word will be: Death!) captures the range of the character, the opera and what makes this production worthy.”

Andrew Meacham, Tampa Bay Times
Richmond Symphony

“Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Feinstein proved to be an ideal Mahler singer in ‘Urlicht,’ the solo song preceding the symphony’s ‘Resurrection’ finale, and blended beautifully with a richly sonorous soprano … in that finale.”

Letter V, Virginia Classical Music Blogspot
Richmond Symphony Masterworks

“The short fourth movement … marks the first entrance of any vocal forces — and what an entrance. Entitled ‘Urlicht’ (Primal Light), it affirms the poet’s strong desire to return to a loving God, and Feinstein’s sublime rendition was magical.”

Gene Harris, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Opera Memphis' 'Don Giovanni' a worthy take on Mozart classic

“The strongest voices came from Ellie Dehn as the vengeful Donna Anna and Jennifer Feinstein as the conflicted Donna Elvira. Both served up power and nuance with gorgeous performances.”

Jon W. Sparks, Commercial Appeal
St. Pete Opera pulls off challenging 'Norma' brilliantly

“Jennifer Feinstein … sang exquisitely.... Feinstein, as Adalgisa, a junior priestess in Norma’s temple, showed [an] ability to bring many dimensions to a moment or a song, enriching our perception of her character. The agility of her vocal ornaments was light and assured, including one downward sliding pitch in the second act that took my breath away. The four duets between de Trejo [Norma] and Feinstein, evoking a powerful sense of sisterhood, were beautifully blended.”

Jim Harper, Tampa Bay Times
FM Opera delivers scary good Poe-inspired premieres
“It’s quite fun and Jennifer Feinstein has the most fun with her sultry turn as a flirty Death.”
John Lamb, Fargo-Moorhead Forum
Symphoria earns 'thumbs up' for a night at the movies

“Feinstein’s smooth, mellow tone brought maximum pathos to the tale of her search for two special men among thousands of corpses.”

Linda Loomis, Syracuse Post-Standard
Rigoletto: electric performances, comfy new seating
“Mezzo soprano Jennifer Feinstein as his coquettish sister Maddalena, who urges him to kill a stranger instead of the Duke whom she has a crush on, [was] convincing and effective, [her] voice strong and true.”
Robert C. Pollack, Shoreline Times
OTC 'Rigoletto' gives full life to Verdi's characters
“As his slatternly sister Maddalena, who is the bait in the assassin’s trap for the Duke, mezzo Jennifer Feinstein is not only nuanced in her sly characterization, but projected a remarkably bright low range that wasn’t lost in the ensembles, as too many Maddalenas are.”
Milton Moore, New London Day
Lyric Opera Baltimore/Rigoletto
“Jennifer Feinstein used her ample mezzo dynamically as Maddalena and convincingly carried out the unexpected element in John Hoomes’s stage direction: Maddalena dispatched the noble Gilda after Sparafucile got cold feet when he realized who the victim was.”

Tim Smith, Opera News
Lyric Opera of Baltimore presents a worthwhile 'Rigoletto'
“Jennifer Feinstein was a smoky Maddalena.”
Charles T. Downey, Washington Post
Lyric Opera offers sterling cast in 'Rigoletto'
“Colorful contributions came from the rest of the cast, especially… Jennifer Feinstein as Maddalena, Sparafucile’s sister, who, in this production, turns out to have a vicious streak of her own.”
Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun
'Rigoletto' at The Lyric Opera
“With Powell [Rigoletto] spewing vehement vengeance, [Gilda] heartbroken, [the Duke of Mantua] mid-seduction and Feinstein [Maddalena] turning out cheeky rejection, this moment of sheer vocal brilliance is the defining moment of the production.”
Amanda Gunther, DC Metro Theater Arts
Feinstein as Verdi's Marchesa del Poggio in Sarasota
Sarasota Opera's 'Un Giorno di Regno' is royally entertaining
"Along with Crider's Cavalier, the star of the opera is the Marchesa del Poggio, the imposter's mistress, whose Act 1 cabaletta Se dee cader la vedova is given a sparkling interpretation by mezzo soprano Jennifer Feinstein."
John Fleming, Opera News
'Un giorno di regno' ('A King for a Day')
"Jennifer Feinstein, as the Marchesa of Poggio, who is really the Cavaliere’s lover but isn’t quite sure if she’s seeing her real fiancé or just his face on the body of the King of Poland, is believably befuddled by all the flummoxing. A mezzo of enormous range and flexibility, her Marchesa is an attractive, smart woman who turns perplexing circumstances to her own advantage."
June LeBell, Sarasota Observer
“The smaller parts in Chénier matter (and demand) more than those of many verismo scores. Jennifer Feinstein (Countess) sang with solidity and verve.”
David Shengold, Opera News
“Others in the large supporting cast who made good contributions included mezzo Jennifer Feinstein as Maddalena’s mother.”
Associated Press
Relative Rarities by Mozart, Solemn and Spirited

“The resonant, moving mezzo-soprano Jennifer Feinstein [was] similarly committed, like the conductor, choir and orchestra, to the work’s shifts of mood and driving undercurrent of intensity.”

Zachary Woolfe, New York Times
Opera New Jersey: Gilbert and Sullivan for skeptics and fresh-voiced Verdi
“The breakout performer, though, was Jennifer Feinstein, who brought mystery and charm to Little Buttercup, as well as a luscious mezzo-soprano (especially vibrant in its lower range) that deserves following.”
Ronni Reich, New Jersey Star-Ledger
Adriana Lecouvreur - Opera Orchestra of New York
"Notable work came from ... striking-voiced young artist[s], mezzo Jennifer Feinstein (her Mlle. Dangeville admirably off-book)."
David Shengold, Opera News
Don Giovanni - Yale Opera
"As Elvira, Jennifer Feinstein was a comic delight. There is a danger in this role of playing the character's jilted anger with too much intensity. However, Feinstein avoided that pitfall, allowing us to see how Elvira still cared for Don Giovanni despite all of his treachery. Her deadpan delivery as she pronounced her intention to retire to a convent drew one of the warmest laughs of the evening."
Arlo McKinnon, Opera News
Another Season of Change for Spoleto
"Caitlyn Lynch, Jennifer Feinstein and Stephen Bryant ably filled out the ensemble as Flora's customers."
James R. Oestreich, New York Times
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