"Jacqueline Peláez enhanced our production of Lope de Vega's "The Knight from Olmedo" with the richly textured tone of her voice and her commanding stage presence. The De Falla songs performed by her at the beginning of Act Two defined the atmosphere and the spirit of the piece extremely well. Her voice provided a splendid sense of color and nuance to these songs".
Professor and Director of “The Knight from Olmedo”
Department of Dance and Theater
UC Santa Barbara, California, February, 2008.
“…when Jacqueline sings, she has an amazing good technique but what really gets me is the feeling that surrounds her voice. When I hear her singing she takes over immediately that moment, and is always a
trip listening to her. Call it: Day dream, mezzo or technique but it's beautiful. We loved to play her music on our show"
Mirando al Sur
San Luis Obispo, CA
“After hearing Jacqueline Peláez sing “Los laureles,” the first thing I could think of was to name one of my works (which deals with Sor Juana, Malinche, Nellie Campobello and Margo Glantz) “Mi corazón enredado con el tuyo” (“My heart tangled up with yours”).
Jacqueline not only sang this song; she did it with her heart in her hands, in her throat, in her own heart... that touched ours”.
Prof. Sara Poot-Herrera
Eighth Colloquium on Mexican Literature.
UC Santa Barbara, October 2005
“I’ve had several occasions to hear Jacqueline Peláez sing. The first thing you sense listening her is the presence of a very strong instrument, which depending on the song and the emotion she puts in it, can be pretty overwhelming. Jackie has a beautiful dramatic voice with velvet texture that holds nicely in the higher notes. She can be intimate and at the same time overpowering. What I love most, however, is the emotional quality she puts in her singing, especially when she goes into the Spanish repertoire…I’ve seen her perform several times, both at recitals and in opera performances. She can be funny or drama prone, witty or shy. Her wonderful smile captivates as much as the sight from her big brown eyes. Voice and womanliness combine perfectly in her”
President of Latin Roots
Non Profit Organization
Solo Recital, April 2005.