Creating much . . . frustration was the impish Cherubino, played with magnetic ardor and abandon by mezzo Alicia Woynarski. Her “Non so piu” and the seductive “Voi che sapete” captivated the audience completely . . .
Opera Canada, Fall 2011
. . . Alicia Woynarski in the role of Cherubino . . . electrified the stage whenever she (I mean, he) leaped, dove, escaped, climbed or sang with that amazing mezzo-soprano voice. Woynarski’s special energy, along with masterful laugh-out-loud duets . . . kept the pace rollicking.
The StarPhoenix, June 13, 2011
Mezzo Alicia Woynarski . . . was the perfect Carmen: pretty, lithe and provocative, with the perfect sensual voice as well.
Opera Canada, Dec./Jan. 2008/09
Alicia Woynarski, as Carmen, just ratcheted up her reputation. Pretty as a flower, this budding star sings with the power and confidence of a veteran.
Oceanside Star, October 23, 2008
Alicia Woynarski’s Carmen was riveting, as befits the title role. [Vancouver Island Opera artistic director Tatiana] Vasilieva is glowing in her praise of this young mezzo-soprano and one can see why. Woynarski dominates the stage—as is befitting the role—not yielding it until the final act.
Parksville Qualicum Beach News, October 20, 2008