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"Weill Recital Hall was packed for this fine recital by soprano, Samantha Jeffreys...In the three songs by Verdi which followed her voice opened up, revealing a beautiful, easy high register balanced by a firm and substantial low voice... Staying with the great Italian opera composers, we next heard three songs by Puccini. Ms. Jeffreys’ full lyric soprano spun out the familiar soaring melodic lines in a most gratifying fashion. ..The first half concluded with music by Liszt and Korngold. Ms. Jeffreys was in her element in these highly romantic compositions. Her high notes, at times big and thrilling and at others soft and lovely, were especially pleasurable.
"Ms. Jeffreys seems to a have a particular affinity for the music of Mr. Gordon. She sang “Dream Variations” with an enthusiasm which was contagious. The final song, “Daybreak in Alabama,” was deeply felt."
— Barrett Cobb, NY Concert Review
"Samantha Jeffreys, a young lyric soprano on the brink of an exciting career, displayed lustrous tone and clarity, a rich voice with extensive range and easy movement up and down the scale. The emotional range in the Ricky Ian Gordon songs was noted, as was the sincerity and intensity in the Liszt “Comment dissaent-ils,” with a high B in the final cadenza shimmering and reaching all the way to the back of the Weill Hall."
— Charles Handelman, Parterre Box.com, October 2011
"...immediately followed by Mimi’s response, “Mi chiamano Mimi,” sung by Ms. Jeffreys. Her lovely voice ascends with ease to the top of the lyric soprano’s range and left us deeply gratified. The first half ended as Ms. Jeffreys and Mr. Jagde sang the duet which concludes Act I of “La Bohème.” Their voices soared together to climax on the word “amor” as they exited through the audience, leaving it eagerly anticipating the second half."
"Ms. Jeffrey’s performance of Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch over Me” was idiomatic and touching. She showed how a singer with an operatic voice can convincingly cross over into musical comedy."
—Harry Saltzman, New York Concert Review December 2012
"[Ta'u Pupu'a] and a lovely soprano, Samantha Jeffreys, sang a recital, and it was one of the most exciting events I have had the pleasure of attending. Ms.Jeffreys has a very large and resonant lyric voice, almost too powerful for a church setting. She is so musical, and was able to excel in both popular and opera material."
— Wally Dobelis, Town & Village Newspaper May 2009