Reviews Résumé Media Bookings Repertoire Biography Jessi Baden-Campbell mezzo-soprano
Verdi Messa da Requiem
"mezzo Jessi Baden sang with gorgeous opulence"
--the Washington Post
Sunday's performance was dominated by Jessi Baden, vocally powerful
and physically imposing in the roke of Klytemnestra
--the Washington Post
Festa Della Voce
Italian Concert
"More successful was the remained of the program.  Miss Baden in
particular turned in an outstanding performance of a suite of Verdi's
little-known early songs composed around 1838.  Her rich vocal gifts
and precise control were most evident in her opening song, In
solitaria stanza," but she was impressive in the entire suite;
particularly in the lilting humoresque "Stornello" and the operatic,
"Deh, pietoso, oh addolorata."
--the Washington Times
Barber Concert
Miss Baden performed two of Mr. Barber's most familiar vocal works,
"Sure on this Shining Night," to a text by James Agee, and "Nocturne," to words by Frederick Prokosch.  Yet it was during the performance of "Must the Winter Come So Soon" that Miss Baden was able to exhibit not only her wonderful chest voice, but also her considerable stage presence...Miss Baden worked it for all it was worth, singing with sureness and just the right amount of emotional overlay.
--the Washington Times
Brahms Concert, Austrian Embassy
By contrast, Jessi Baden, the groups mezzo-soprano, gave a powerful performance of five pieced written by Johannes Brahms, perhaps the last great practitioner of teh lieder.  Her "Death in the Cool Night" on a Heine poem was haunting and moving.  Miss Baden shone brightly through the doleful Brahms songs, which seemed to be tailored for her resonant and at times darkly sonorous voice, expressing the sorrowful thoughts of a lonely maiden, a world-weary soul, and the bittersweet delights of love on a gentle May night.  The story-song "Von Ewiger Liebe," which Miss Baden rendered with passion, left you breathless and amazed.  Some have called it Brahms' masterpiece, and she was certainly equal to the task."
--The Washington Times
Kurt Weill Concert, the Corcoran
Mezzo Jessi Baden has a voice you could eat with a knife and fork, and wielded it masterfully in Kurt Weill's "Four Walt Whitman Songs".
--The Washington Post
Lucia di Lammermoor, Des Moines Metro Opera
"Mezzo-soprano Jessi Baden sings and acts with true artistry."
--Des Moines Register
The Furies, Catholic University
the strongest performance came from mezzo soprano Jessi Baden who teetered at the edge of hysteria as the Ghost of Klytemnestra.
La Cenerentola, Nevada Opera
Among the cast, there were no weak vocal links...The stepsisters,
Suzanne Woods and Jessi Baden, had the smallest roles but added much of the humor.
--Reno Gazette Journal