Jensen is a gifted singing actress blessed with fine theatrical instincts and an unusually well rounded, intriguingly versatile instrument.
She proved capable of handling the character’s full emotional range with naturalism and specificity.
Her rolling, butterscotch-gold soprano transitioned seamlessly through the registers, revealing a powerful, bright top, a warm, sweet middle range, and rich low notes.
Her reading of the show’s most popular hit tune, (the Jewel Song) perfectly encapsulated the merits of her performance as a whole. Her comic hypocrisy was perfectly judged, as Marguerite speaks of her modesty and hesitation at wearing the rich ornaments left at her doorstep, all the while diving into the jewel box with rapacious delight.
Her already lovely sound blossomed and unfolded over the course of the piece, building to an electrifying high note. At her weakest, Jensen was merely excellent; at her best, she was superb.
-Boston Musical Intelligencer
2023 - 2024 season
From Butterfly to bohème
Fall 2023, Emily covered the title role of
Madama Butterfly at Boston Lyric Opera.
Conductor: David Angus
Stage Director: Phil Chan
2024 brings two productions of La bohème!
Emily makes her role and company debuts as
Mimi at Hawaii Opera Theatre
Musetta at company to be announced later in the new year.