Acclaim for Madama Butterfly with San Diego Opera, April 2016
J’Nai played “Butterfly’s faithful servant Suzuki with a wealth of tenderness, sisterly concern and reserve” (San Diego Union Tribune).
In its review of her performance, ConcertoNet noted, “J’nai Bridges’ Suzuki can lay claim as one of the finest displays of Japanese reserve and restraint. Vocally gifted with effusive, smoky substance, her softness and soulfulness fit like a glove as the devoted servant. It is here (and likely the only place) where true frisson and pathos deeply penetrate the soul. Ms. Bridges expresses her character with moving delicateness; she will go far.”