Alicia Woynarski is a singer with a beautiful warm mezzo-soprano voice and compelling stage presence. “Pretty as a flower, this budding star sings with the power and confidence of a veteran” (Oceanside Star). Her expressive innate musicality has gained recognition by vocal pedagogues, fellow artists and receptive audiences alike. “[Director Tatiana] Vasilieva is glowing in her praise of this young mezzo-soprano and one can see why” (Parksville Qualicum Beach News).
Originally from Regina, Alicia completed a Bachelor of Music at University of Western Ontario and graduated from University of British Columbia with a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance. Operatic roles include Dorabella in Così Fan Tutte (AEDO, Accademia Europea Dell’Opera); Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro (Saskatoon Opera); the title role in Carmen (Vancouver Island Opera); Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and the Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte (European Academy of Music, Czech Republic); Tessa in The Gondoliers (Westben Theatre); Florence in Albert Herring (UWO); and Principessa in Suor Angelica (Opera NUOVA).
Other concert performances include guest artist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Regina Symphony Orchestra and Mercury Opera, Edmonton. [ More Info ]
In addition to opera, Alicia enjoys the challenge and unique experience of working with contemporary composers. [ More Info ]
Alicia is a recent recipient of a Saskatchewan Arts Board grant (2012 and 2010), a winner of the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society Competition and a winner of the Metropolitan Opera Western Canada District Auditions. [ More Info ]
In May 2011, Alicia toured to schools across Saskatchewan with a new production, Mozart’s Odyssey—a compilation of Mozart opera excerpts adapted by Ann Hodges—through Saskatoon Opera’s school tour program. September 2012 consisted of a school tour through the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils of Dean Burry’s Isis and the Seven Scorpions with Saskatchewan’s newest opera company, A Little Opera on the Prairie.
Upcoming performances include a school tour of The Magic Flute with Saskatoon Opera. Alicia also looks forward to singing the role of Mercedes in Saskatoon Opera’s main stage production of Carmen. She will be returning to Portland this summer to sing the role of Hansel with Portland Summer Opera Workshop. Alicia is pleased to be part of the 40th Anniversary performance of the Swift Current Oratorio Choir.