|Jennifer Rowley and Rosario La Spina|
(c) James Rogers, West Australia Opera
Making both her Australian and role debut[s] as Leonora, soprano Jennifer Rowley is large in voice and expressive in range, displaying natural vibrancy and controlled phrasing. Opening with pensive yearning in “Tacea la notte placida”, then frolicking with mature, seductive playfulness as she undresses to “Di tale amor”, Rowley's Leonora continues to feed every aspect of the drama with heartfelt conviction.
Alas, I probably won't be able to travel to Dresden to see her first Tosca in April, or London to see her Covent Garden debut as Musetta in May/June.
However, I will be able to be among the audience for Jen's first webinar, as part of the Sexi Soprano collective, on the subject of "Healthy Body, Healthy Voice". Click the link to find the details. I'll write more about it after the fact.