Opernhaus Zürich: La bohème 2015

Seen and Heard International
Jackson's voice sparkled with a diamond like brilliance in Quando m'en vo'. In Act IV, as she tells of Mimi's collapse and later offers a prayer, her singing brought a tear to the eye. (Rick Perdian)

Shelley Jackson as Musetta was the most relaxed on stage and employed her thespian skills to the full. (John Rhodes)

Bachtrack (Sarah Batschelet) Shelley Jackson's conniving Musetta was entirely lovable for her distinctive ‘chutzpah’ and her convincing acting skills – as seductress, wily operator, and finally, compassionate friend to the consumptive Mimì. 

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Thomas Schacher) Die Gegenfigur zu Mimì stellt die Musetta von Shelley Jackson dar. Stimmlich dürfte der Kontrast der jungen Sopranistin vom Internationalen Opernstudio zu Mimì noch deutlicher sein, aber als betörende Femme fatale, die den verlassenen Marcello im Handumdrehen wieder für sich einnimmt, punktet sie auf jeden Fall. 

The Musetta of Shelley Jackson represents the counter-figure to Mimì. Vocally, the young soprano from the International Opera Studio could be in clearer contrast to Mimì, but as the beguiling femme fatale, winning back the abandoned Marcello again in no time for herself, she definitely scores. 

Tages Anzeiger/ Der Bund (Susanne Kübler) ...die junge Amerikanerin Shelley Jackson als lebenslustige und in der Show wie im Gebet gleichermassen glaubwürdige Musetta einen starken Auftritt hat.

...the young American Shelley Jackson had a strong appearance, equally believable both as the fun-loving showgirl and in prayer as Musetta.