Susanna • Le Nozze di Figaro
Utah Opera, 2009
Ryan McKinny and Jamie-Rose Guarrine are ideally cast as Figaro and Susanna, the young working-class couple at the center of the opera. Both singers bring strong, youthful voices, bracing physicality and considerable acting skill to their roles.
It's common in this opera for a Figaro to overshadow his Susanna, as his is the flashier role. Not so in this production; Guarrine's fiery Susanna and McKinny's wily Figaro are a perfect match. Guarrine's sublime performance of Susanna's fourth-act aria, ‘Deh vieni non tardar,’ was one of Saturday's highlights. ‘Che soave zeffiretto,’ the duet Susanna and the Countess sing while setting a trap for the philandering Count, reaches similar heights.
~ The Salt Lake Tribune, Catherine Reese Newton
Soprano Soloist • “Christmas Spectacular”
Madison Symphony Orchestra, 2008
Soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine lit up Handel's ‘Rejoice Greatly’ aria with excellent embellishments and trills.
~ The Capital Times, Lindsay Christians
‘Rejoice greatly,’ sung with the appropriate coloratura soprano embellishment by Jamie-Rose Guarrine... [in] her bright, fresh voice.
~ Wisconsin State Journal, John Aehl
Barbarina • Le Nozze di Figaro
Santa Fe Opera, 2008
Jamie-Rose Guarrine was a Barbarina blessed with a healthy dose of Susanna's common sense.
~ Opera News, Simon Williams
Clerida • The Fortunes of King Croesus
Minnesota Opera, 2008
Several of the singers also had a fine sense of the style: ...soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine displayed sparkling clarity as Clerida.
~ The Wall Street Journal, Heidi Waleson