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 innate musicality has captivated audiences nationally and abroad. “[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.
Spring consisted of a 21 show tour of The Magic Flute with Saskatoon Opera. On SO’s main stage, Alicia sang the role of Mercedes in their production of Carmen (June). The summer concluded in Portland with the Portland Summer Opera Workshop where she sang the role of Hänsel in a concert version of Hänsel und Gretel.
Upcoming engagements include three performances of Hansel and Gretel with A Little Opera on the Prairie (December 5, 6 and 7), and a debut as guest soloist for the Messiah with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra (December 14). A recital tour to premiere new works by Frank E. Warren will commence on January 23, 2014 in Saskatoon with subsequent performances in Regina (Jan. 24) and in Calgary (Jan. 26). Ms. Woynarski is also pleased to be singing in Die Zauberflöte as the Third Lady with Saskatoon Opera in June of 2014.