Jessica Renfro

mezzo-soprano

Reviews

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"Jessica Renfro...delivered an exciting and captivating interpretation of Isabella."

--Phoebe Lewis, Addison Independent  (2014)

"Jessica Renfro in the pants role of the young, mischievous Cherubino brought an astounding liveliness to the role. The dusky quality of Renfro’s voice kept Cherubino from being too effeminate; however, it was the penetrating clarity of her voice coupled with her seemingly irrepressible energy that made her stage presence captivating." 

 --Melanie O'Neill, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Examiner  (2012)

"Jessica Renfro brought a coltish physicality to the pants role of Cherubino." 

 --John Fleming, Tampa Bay Times ( 2012)

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"Oh, lest I forget.  A rather clever and gratuitous bit of self advertisement occurred during the Orlovsky party in which Jessica Renfro...sang the Habanera.  She was provocative, sexy and vocally outstanding, capturing all the earthiness, drama and sensual nuance of this aria.  I certainly am intrigued to see how Ms. Renfro fares over the course of the entire opus."

  --John Hammel, Mozart to Motorhead Radio Show (2010)

"...Jessica Renfro, a physical beauty with a voice to match..."

--Susan M. Dougherty, The Westfield Leader (2010)

"Mezzo-soprano Jessica Renfro is one of those rare talents equally adept at singing roles comical and naive...or steamy and seductive... She reaches soprano for Mozart's C Minor Mass as blithely as dropping to alto for Pergolesi's Stabat Mater--which, of course, made her an ideal choice for Saturday's program."

--Norman Holly, Korea Monitor (2010)

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"Jessica Renfro as Romeo was the Ferrari on stage... alert and quick in her acting, and superb as a singer in a role Bellini draped with opportunities for solo excellence.  At times Renfro left her audience almost breathless with admiration as she breathed life into her character and spun melodies into charismatic suggestion."

    --Stephen Neal Dennis, allartsreview4you.com (2009)

“Mezzo-soprano Jessica Renfro was strong-voiced and physically adroit in the trouser role of Romeo.”

 --Mark J. Estren, The Washington Post (2009)

“The onstage antics were carried out nimbly by a cast that had the particular benefit of Jessica Renfro's bright [mezzo] soprano as Concepcion”      

  --Tim Smith Baltimore Sun (2008)

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“Put a star next to…the promising voice of Jessica Renfro’s Diana.”

           --Charles T. Downey Ionarts (2008)

“Jessica Renfro was simply marvelous as Gianetta, with a bright, clear voice and deliciously playful comic timing.”

 --Mark J. Estren The Washington Post, (June 2007)

“In the non-rotating trouser role of Cherubino, the trouble-causing page, Jessica Renfro was a standout, matching a sparkling voice with a surprising talent for physical comedy.”

                                                --T.L. Ponick, The Washington Times (2006)

“Jessica Renfro offered utterly charming naïveté as Cherubino.”

                                                --Mark J. Estren The Washington Post (2006)

“[M]ezzo Jessica Renfro's Carmen in the "Habanera" aria was convincingly steamy and seductive.”

                                                --Joan Reinthaler, The Washington Post (2006)