“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

Performing at Mozart Unlaced, Glenn Gould School, Royal Conservatory of Music.. 

Photo by Nicola Betts.

Jennifer Taverner