Schoenberg in HOllywood, Boston Lyric Opera

"Darden and Womble have appeared in multiple BLO productions in minor roles, and it was great to see their substantial talents put to more use. When they played the students, their light and effervescent voices evoked the shiny American dream" - Zoë Madonna, Boston Globe

"Darden’s clear tenor brought youth and vigor to his roles." - Opera News

Candide, Union Avenue Opera

"Jesse Darden brought a clear, well-produced tenor and solid acting chops to the title role, his character managing to maintain his innocence until the very end, in a quietly authoritative performance." - Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch