“Marvelous,” “elegant,” “beautiful”—so has the New York Times described mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen. Critics have also called her voice “exquisite, floating and expressive, a joy to hear.”
A vocalist of great versatility, Silvie Jensen enjoys a wide-ranging career that includes early and contemporary music, opera and musical theater, and improvised and experimental music.
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Review of “Kashchey the Immortal,” at Alameda’s Island City Opera
"...mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen, sounding both dangerous and emotionally vulnerable."
Joshua Kosman, SF Gate
Review of 2/13/2012 Solo Recital on TheOperaInsider.com
"Surrounded by valuable paintings of dogs at Bonhams Gallery were a statuesque mezzo-soprano, a pianist, a guitarist and a delighted audience. The occasion was a recital by the talented Silvie Jensen, accompanied by Taisiya Pushkar at the piano and Joao Luiz Rezende Lopes on the strings. The choice of material was adventuresome and the outcome most satisfying."
Meche Kroop, Opera Insider 2/15/2012
Handel Done the Right Way - Review by Seen and Heard International of Judas Maccabaeus
"The singers were particularly impressive. Steven Caldicott Wilson…was formidable in ‘Sound an alarm.’ Both Lauren Snouffer and Silvie Jensen sang with great poise and élan. Daniel Taylor’s Priest reached a whole other level of beauty in “Father of Heav’n.” Indeed, his ability to produce such a wonderful rounded bell-like sound so effortlessly is something from “Heav’n.” Jesse Blumberg sang warmly and sensitively. Commendations are always owed to any and all players of the torturous valveless instruments."
Stan Metzger, Seen and Heard International (UK) May 24, 2011
Review of 10/21/2011 Solo Recital by Mapcidy.com
"Suddenly, in all this rapture of skill and brilliance and resounding resonance, she sings a song she wrote, Mongolia Lullaby. About a trip she took, clearly a sad one, and as she unfolds her mourning in beautiful poetic images of pouring breasts and seeking the shadows, you find your heart joins her sadness. You see the beauty of just being in grief and finding solace there."
Cruel Love, Gently Tempered by Song
"On Tuesday night the Christopher Caines Dance Company occupied the fifth-floor studio during a presentation of Mr. Caines’s choreography, and it brought a ringer: the marvelous mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen, who has appeared with the troupe since 2004. Her big, rich voice fabulously overwhelmed the little space, particularly in the “Solo Suite” from “Arias,” when she sang Giulio Caccini’s “Delizie Contente” and “Amarilli, Mia Bella,” and Tommaso Giordani’s achingly beautiful “Caro Mio Ben.”
Claudia La Rocco, New York Times June 4, 2009
Dances With Song, Woodwind and Water
"Mr. Caines is known for his close collaboration with musicians, and “Exquisite Hour” did offer the pleasures of a mezzo-soprano (Silvie Jensen) and a pianist (Marija Iliae), performing slow, melancholy songs by Reynaldo Hahn and Gabriel Fauré.”
Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times June 2, 2008