LA VOIX HUMAINE – The Woman

Opera News

“Mezzo-Soprano Jeanette Blakeney gave a bravura performance with warm singing and intense acting.”

LA VOIX HUMAINE – The Woman

Mercury News

“Cocteau and Poulenc wanted an attractive young woman for the part, a stipulation much better met by mezzo-soprano Jeanette Blakeney than by those who typically interpret the role. Blakeney played the role like a cat on a hot tin roof, sensuously fondling pillows and manipulating the phone cord like spaghetti. Her French was effective too.”

LA VOIX HUMAINE – The Woman

City Flight

“Jeanette Blakeney gave a spellbinding performance in the one woman show. La Voix Humaine. It was a tribute to Blakeney’s skills as an actress that she was able to keep the audience totally enthralled. She was sorrowful yet sexy. Blakeney was an engaging mix of desperation and devotion, hopelessness and happiness. This was the perfect backdrop for Blakeney’s soaring and gifted voice.”

MADAME BUTTERFLY - Suzuki

Metro

“Suzuki, Madame Butterfly’s servant and confidante, was brought to life compellingly by Jeanette Blakeney. Blakeney’s expressive outpourings in the mezzo range displayed great urgency.”

MADAME BUTTERFLY - Suzuki

Out Now!

“Jeanette Blakeney sings a sympathetic Suzuki. Blakeney has a big lush voice which occasionally overpowers some of the other singers.”

MADAME BUTTERFLY - Suzuki

Milpitas Post

“Jeanette Blakeney was outstanding as Suzuki.”

MADAME BUTTERFLY - Suzuki

Denver Post

“Suzuki was mezzo-soprano Jeanette Blakeney. Well sung.”

EUGENE ONEGIN – Filipyevna

Prime Monthly

“Jeanette Blakeney also made notable appearance as Filipyevna, Tatiana’s nurse. Blakeney’s rich full mezzo-soprano voice borders on a true contralto sound which she used without pushing or unnatural weight.”

EUGENE ONEGIN – Filipyevna

Opera News

“Jeanette Blakeney was admirable as Filipyevna.”

EUGENE ONEGIN – Filipyevna

Milpitas Post

“Likewise, plaudits are well-deserved for the velvety mezzo-soprano tones of Jeanette Blakeney, who sang Filipyevna the sensitive governess.”

CARMEN – Mercedes

Arts and Leisure

“Jeanette Blakeney was consistently appealing and strong-voiced as Mercedes.”

CARMEN – Mercedes

Metro

“Wonderful work from Jeanette Blakeney as the gypsy Mercedes. She brought rousing vitality and resonance to the female ranks."

XERXES – Amastre

San Francisco Chronicle

“Mezzo-soprano Jeanette Blakeney brought regal bearing and ravishing lower register to the part of Amastre.” San Francisco Chronicle

XERXES – Amastre

The Times Star

“Jeanette Blakeney gave Amastre a convincing and winning, fervor.”

DIE FLEDERMAUS – Ida

Mercury News

“Mezzo-soprano Jeanette Blakeney (Ida) rounded out a well-balanced cast that struck me as a feast for the eyes, ears and funny bone alike.”

DIE FLEDERMAUS – Prince Orlofsky

Arts and Leisure

“Jeanette Blakeney used her remarkable mezzo-soprano voice effectively in the trouser role of Prince Orlofsky.”

COSI FAN TUTTE – Dorabella

Enterprise Records

“Jeanette Blakeney, who played Dorabella was able to project and articulate well enough to reach me, but others were not. Blakeney has a beautiful richness that carries through every octave. It’s a wonderfully clear and lovely voice with pure tones that were fully supported no matter how high or low the notes where.”

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA – BERTA

The Salt Lake Tribune

Mezzo-soprano Jeanette Blakeney sang the role of the maid Berta with a strong, colorful voice and good comic timing.”

LA TRAVIATA – Flora

Mercury News

“Effective in small roles was mezzo-soprano Jeanette Blakeney, who provided the sparks as Flora.”

THE MEDIUM – Madame Flora (Baba)

Enterprise Record

“I am sad that I missed hearing Jeanette Blakeney sing the title role of Madame Flora.”

MARRIAGE OF FIGARO - Marcellina

Milpitas Post

“Jeanette Blakeney, whose strong comedic talents are emerging, did especially well as Marcellina.”

PORGY AND BESS – Maria

The Salt Lake Tribune

“Even performers with brief roles were standouts, especially Jeanette Blakeney’s in-your-face characterization of Maria was gripping when she sang “I hates yo’struttin’ style” to the drug-dealing Sportin’ Life, chasing him with a meat clever.”