Oratorio Society of New York
Teatro Solis, Montevideo, Uruguay (March 2017)
"Zetlan sang with singular and expressive musicality, perfect intonation and passionate timbre flexibility in the piani as well as the forti." translated from El Pais
Center for Contemporary Opera (October 2016)
"As Jane, the compelling, rich-voiced soprano Jennifer Zetlan…" The New York Times
"The title role, Jane Eyre, is a big soprano role, a tour de force. It was created—i.e., premiered—by Jennifer Zetlan... She has a lot to offer, and offered it as Jane Eyre... And she was undaunted by the theatrical responsibilities of her role. She can be proud of this night, and look back on it with great satisfaction." The New Criterion
Circle Map, New York Philharmonic (October 2016)
"Jennifer Zetlan brought her luminous soprano to the solo part, while also moving ritualistically among people seated on the floor. Her warm sound carried the elegiac vocal lines beautifully and mingled with the diaphanous, tingling electronic sounds." The New York Times
Cosí fan tutte
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (September 2015)
"Built of more small vocal ensemble numbers than solo arias, 'Cosi' requires a well-matched bunch of very fine voices — and oh, what voices these were.
Soprano Brenda Rae as Fiordiligi, mezzo-soprano Cecelia Hall as Dorabella, bass-baritone Gordon Bintner as Guglielmo, tenor Andrew Stenson as Ferrando, soprano Jennifer Zetlan as Despina, and baritone Rod Gilfry as Don Alfonso each brought powerful, facile, highly refined, colorful voices to the stage.
Each of the six singers had the musical sensibility and capability to meld their unique ranges and timbres into seamless, sparkling ensembles that were perfectly balanced in power and fluid technique, and full of musical and theatrical nuance.
They delivered glorious singing and delightful theater and made it all look easy." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Cincinnatti Opera (June 2015)
"Zetlan, as Fanny, put her silvery soprano to work in "If I'm not allowed to sing" when her dreams of a career on the stage were dashed by marriage." Cincinnatti.com
Gotham Chamber Opera (March 2015)
"in all the songs she performed, the soprano Jennifer Zetlan abounded in vocal warmth and dramatic fervor… It was impressive to see the singers, especially Ms. Zetlan, gamely interacting with the dancers to bring a choreographic dimension to their performances." The New York Times