CONTRALTO

Bach ST MATTHEW PASSION – Dunedin Consort / Boston Early Music Festival

“Jess Dandy’s plum-luscious “Erbarme dich” contained a cosmic vastness where distant stars pulse red and fade”

CJ Ru, The Boston Musical Intelligencer (June 2019)

“Alto Jess Dandy and violinist Sophie Gent shaped a gorgeous, affecting “Erbarme dich,”

Zoë Madonna, The Boston Globe (June 2019)

Bach ST MATTHEW PASSION – Dunedin Consort

“More familiar – from the recent Dunedin recording of Handel’s Samson – was contralto Jess Dandy, who was in glorious form here”

Keith Bruce, Herald Scotland (May 2019)

Bach ST JOHN PASSION – Les Arts Florissants

“Contralto Jess Dandy summons up velvety richness in “Es ist vollbracht””

Michael Church, The Independent (March 2019)

Alex Mills DEAR MARIE STOPES – Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival 2018

“Two solo singers (here the soprano Alexa Mason and the rising star contralto Jess Dandy, both superb)…”

Alexandra Coghlan, Opera Magazine (September 2018)

Bach MASS IN B MINOR – The Dunedin Consort

“The stunning young contralto Jess Dandy, however, offered sumptuous tone and beautiful legato. She’s a name to watch.”
Neil Fisher, The Times (June 2018)

“For the ‘Agnus Dei’ Jess Dandy sang with expressive plangent tone, making much of the long unfolding lines, with the concluding chorus making a powerful conclusion to vibrantly moving account of this work.”
Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill (June 2018)

 

Handel – SAMSON – Dunedin Consort / Handel Festspiele Halle

“Possibly the most sustained role is that of Micah who observes and comments from the Israelite viewpoint, although it is not as emotionally demanding as the roles of Samson and Manoah. It was sung by English contralto Jessica Dandy… with great range and formidable low notes, excellent technique and subtle feeling, particularly in “Return, O God of hosts”.
Sandra Bowdler, Bachtrack (May 2018)