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Jenni Bank (BM ‘06, Voice) reviewed in Opera News

Mezzo-soprano Jenni Bank (BM ‘06, Voice) received the following review in Opera News magazine for her performance in David Henry Hwang’s Alice in Wonderland with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: “Mezzo-soprano Jenni Bank was a standout as the Duchess, showing a luscious, dramatic voice and plenty of stage humor.”  In another performance with the Young Victorian Theatre Company in Baltimore, Tim Smith wrote: “The role of Katisha, the Mikado’s ‘daughter-in-law-elect’ has to be the juiciest of the G&S mezzo roles, certainly in musical terms. The assignment gets a terrific workout from Jenni Bank. She produces quite a deep, dark, penetrating tone, one that can extract the Verdian richness of the Act 2 recitative and aria, for example, and she gamely throws herself into the histrionic side of the character.”

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