The Grange festival: Mansfield Park 2017
Opéra Magazine (Yehuda Shapiro) "In the role of her captivating, disruptive soprano rival, Mary Crawford, Shelley Jackson seemed too sweet-natured, but the galvanising gleam on her tone was worthy of a prima donna."
The Stage (George Hall) "...she is inevitably upstaged by the soprano glamour of Shelley Jackson's Mary Crawford."
The Telegraph (Rupert Christiansen) "Among a cast of mostly young singers I would single out Martha Jones's Fanny, Henry Neill's Edmund, and Shelley Jackson's Mary Crawford."
Classical Source (Peter Reed) "Shelley Jackson's big, shining soprano meant that Mary Crawford swept all before her..."
Opera Today (Claire Seymour) "Shelley Jackson's big, forceful soprano was the perfect conduit for Mary Crawford's self-confidence and thrill-seeking..."
Planet Hugill (Robert Hugill) "Here Nick Pritchard and Shelley Jackson were all charm...with Jackson a captivating Mary, building on the novel's use of Mary's voice as an instrument of seduction... Yet Pritchard and Jackson made us love these characters, and wonder what was going to happen to them."
Mark Aspen "As the confident anti-heroine Mary, Shelley Jackson excels. Her coloratura soprano singing savours the sensuality of the part, emphasising the notion of the serpentine path, as she holds and colours what "s-s-s-serpentine" with a wicked glint in her eye."