This May, Hunter student and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Roderer made her Metropolitan Opera debut, singing the role of The Governess (La Duègne) in Franco Alfano’s 1936 French opera Cyrano de Bergerac. She performed alongside renowned tenor Roberto Alagna as Cyrano, and soprano superstar Jennifer Rowley as Roxane. Opera Wire raves that the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac was “emotionally sublime” and “makes a truly compelling case for its viability as a repertoire staple,” and The New York Classical Review praised Roderer’s “fine debut as Roxane’s harried governess.” Currently pursuing her M.A. in Vocal Performance under the tutelage of Susan Gonzalez, Roderer recently gave a recital at Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College, accompanied by pianist Albin E. Konopka.
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