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"Soprano Jennifer Taverner as Armida (in this rendition portrayed as an evil spider queen) brought great menace to the role, as well as a great sense of comedic timing in her attempts to seduce Rinaldo in a glowing purple LED dress. Vocally she was very powerful - innovative in her cadenzas, with an incredibly pure tone and brilliant precision." [Armida, Rinaldo]

    -Melissa Ratcliff, SCHMOPERA, April 2018



"Taverner sang well, successfully navigating difficult coloratura passages and projecting the powerful stage presence such a pivotal role demands." [Armida, Rinaldo]

    -Adrian Chamberlain, TIMES COLONIST, April 2018



"Armida herself, soprano Jennifer Taverner , brought vocal power to a role that required her to be furious most of the time, with just a brief interlude for falling silly in love-at-first-sight with Rinaldo." [Armida, Rinaldo]

    -Robin J Miller, OPERA CANADA, April 2018



"The ladies are headed up by Jennifer Taverner as Lily Pollard. I’ve said before that she’s just about the ideal operetta soubrette and here she’s pretty ideal as a meta operetta soubrette. She is about the only character who gets to show off vocally and she does it very well. " [Lily, Bandits in the Valley]

    -John Gliks, OPERA RAMBLINGS, September 2017



“Jennifer Taverner as Lily Pollard, the star of the troupe and the love interest of several other characters, was a standout. She was tender but no-nonsense as they battled for her affections." [Lily, Bandits in the Valley]

    -Allison Gerson, MOONEY ON THEATRE, September 2017



“Taverner is ravishing as the diva – what a treat to hear her creamy soprano up close” [Lily, Bandits in the Valley]

    -Glenn Sumi, NOW TORONTO, September, 2017



“Jennifer Taverner may be just about the ideal operetta soubrette.  She’s got a light, bright, agile and accurate soprano, is a good actress with excellent comic timing and moves well.  In fact she rather shows up some of the rest of the cast in the occasional dance numbers.” [Nadina, The Chocolate Soldier]

    -John Gilks, OPERA RAMBLINGS, April 2017



“Her lovely soprano is rounded, warm and rich and she sings “My Hero” with such intensity and ardour it brought down the house.” [Nadina, The Chocolate Soldier]

    -Christopher Hoile, STAGE DOOR, April 2017



“Soprano Jennifer Taverner was resplendent and captivating as she featured her extremely strong yet beautifully delicate and ornamental lyricism.”  [Messiah]
    -Justina McCaffrey, OTTAWA LIFE, December 2016



“(Ramirez) was perfectly partnered by the beautiful Kathie of soprano Jennifer Taverner, who sang with gleaming tone and charming stage presence.”  [Kathie, Student Prince]

    -Joseph So, MUSICAL TORONTO, December 2015



“Well-matched with Ramírez is Jennifer Taverner as Kathie.  Taverner has a strong and clear-toned soprano that can effortlessly hold its frequent high notes steady above the activity of the chorus.  Taverner captures Kathie’s innocence, charm and sincerity as well as her foreboding about Karl Franz’s ability really to be free of the court”  [Kathie, Student Prince]

    - Christopher Hoile, STAGE DOOR, December 2015



“Taverner is sprightly, light and bright with enough presence to be funny rather than sappy when needed.” [Kathie, Student Prince]

    - John Gilks, OPERA RAMBLINGS, December 2015



“....the Cellars (Singers) would do well to bring back soprano Jennifer Taverner often. She's a powerful singer who I had no problem hearing clearly and she is a powerful stage presence no one can miss when she makes an entrance.” [Mabel, Pirates of Penzance]

    - John Swartz, ORILLIA PACKET, May 2015



“Jennifer Taverner brought enormous dignity and poise to her Rose, her lovely, warm soprano both soaring and centred. Weill gifts his heroine with a classic forties big band ballad, What Good Would the Moon Be?, sung by Taverner to great effect, smooth as satin, shiny as starlight. Glenn Miller would have approved.” [Rose, Street Scene]

    - Ian Ritchie, OPERA GOING TORONTO, February 2015



“As Anna’s daughter, Rose Maurrant, Jennifer Taverner was beautiful. She had a lightness in her voice that sounded Rose’s age, with enough richness to portray her as a wise young woman....The role of Rose is deceptively big, but Jennifer made it sound easy. I also thought she was a strong actor, using both the dialogue and the music to help us understand her character.” [Rose, Street Scene]

    - Jenna Douglas, SCHMOPERA, February 2015



“Lovely light lyric voice....nice, silvery tone”

    - Joseph So, LA SCENA MUSICALE, July 2013



“Jennifer Taverner was the surprising absence among the all-soprano female finalists; she has the presence to breed new opera fans.”  [Montreal International Music Competition]

    - Lev Bratishenko, MONTREAL GAZETTE, June 2012



“Also showing promise are Jennifer Taverner with her pretty, soaring soprano...” [Laurette, Le Docteur Miracle]

    - Paula Citron, CLASSICAL 96.3FM, March 2011



“It was generally well sung with the stand out being the daughter, a coloratura soprano part, played by Jennifer Taverner.”  [Laurette, Le Docteur Miracle]

    -John Gilks, OPERA RAMBLINGS, March 2011



“...the young artists embraced this silliness with great gusto, with Zachary Finkelstein marshalling a lovely light tenor as Silvio/ Pasquin/Docteur Miracle (hence the disguises) and soprano Jennifer Taverner a burnished soprano as Laurette.”

    -Wayne Gooding, OPERA CANADA, Summer 2011



“D'autres mentions : ... Jennifer Taverner, qui a le sens du timing et une bonne voix,” [Canadian Vocal Arts Institute Gala]

    - Claude Gingras, LA PRESSE, August 2010

Kathie in The Student Prince.

Toronto Operetta Theatre

Jennifer Taverner

Soprano