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IL TROVATORE

Prison Scene

Review

"... of foremost, Janiece Golbourne as Azucena. The young American mezzo-soprano originally from Jamaica, is one of the most powerful voices we've ever heard on stage Theatre...Phenomenal Janiece Golbourne, who, as premier Azucena and only true singing sensation of this production, none are worthy to replace her...”

Azucena - IL TROVATORE

Review

"Jeniece Golbourne was a viperous Amneris…the orchestra never covered her booming low notes, and her top soared regally to the role’s high G’s and B-flat."

Amneris - AÏDA

AIDA

Oihme, Morir mi sento

Review

"Lievi owes the effective implementation of the opera to his singers. Above all Jeniece Golbourne takes the audience in Wiesbaden by storm. As Azucena with long matted hair, in a stooping posture and erratic gestures, her European debut was incredibly demonic. Her powerful and expressive voice is a great gain for the Old World. Like very few singers she delivers an absolutely authentic interpretation that never compromises her vocal performance, yet rather fits it perfectly.”

Azucena - IL TROVATORE

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“A light shines on the horizon of the vast German opera heaven: the mezzo-soprano Jeniece Golbourne made her European debut as Azucena in Wiesbaden's production of Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' - and WHAT a performance!..This mezzo-soprano possesses not only a clear and beautiful voice in the low and high range, but deploys a virtually breathtaking spectrum of sounds with her chest voice... She does not play her role, she lives it through and through...This production of 'IlTrovatore' is worth it solely for witnessing Jeniece Golbourne.”

Azucena - IL TROVATORE

IL TROVATORE

Condotta ell’era in ceppi  

Review

“The rich-voiced contralto Jeniece Golbourne provided further contrast, bringing a touch of Voodoo to her characterization of the sorceress and fortuneteller Ulrica.”

Ulrica - UN BALLO IN MASCHERA

Review

A brilliant voice. Jeniece Golbourne as Azucena thrilled the audience with excelent singing and acting...A standing ovation given to Jeniece Golbourne who played Azucena”

Azucena - IL TROVATORE

Review

“Jeniece Golbourne’s Amneris, who flung herself into the role with breathtaking conviction and took great vocal risks that resulted in quite impressive singing...Fully impressive, was the far more difficult fourth act, when Golbourne dug deep into her chest register, hurled out notes with blazing fury.”

Amneris - AÏDA

Review

“Golbourne is a formidable talent as well, possessing that unique kind of mezzo that comes out knife-clean and avoids being buried in the fabric of the orchestral accompaniment. Veering between haughtiness and vulnerability, Amneris is in many ways the driving force of this opera...The flashes of passion and fury radiated by Golbourne’s Amneris provide much of the tension that makes this opera one of the most dramatic works in the repertoire.”

Amneris - AÏDA

SAMSON ET DALILA

Amour viens aider ma faiblesse

Review

“Equally remarkable is that one of the five leading roles singer who, with remarkable courage in the matter. The most impressive figure of the black Amneris Jeniece Golbourne is a fascinatingly powerful woman with big stage aura and a mezzo whose chest register developed an almost terrifying punch and blazes in height with glistening emphasis.”

Amneris - AÏDA

Review

“The center of attention was Jeniece Golbourne, as Azucena...Chest tones revealed a contralto-weight richness, and the top was capable of considerable extension, which prompted, to rather exciting effect, several interpolated high notes. All of this gutsy, animated singing was matched by a fully fleshed-out portrayal of the tragically obsessed character.”

Azucena - IL TROVATORE

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