Performance Reviews

Mezzo Alicia Woynarski, also making her company debut [with Manitoba Opera], created an admirably convincing male persona in the trouser role of Cherubino . . .

Opera Canada, Winter 2015/16


This Zauberflöte became most watchable when singing prevailed over acting. The Three Ladies (Johane Ansell, Laurelle Froese and Alicia Woynarski) sang with lilt and momentum.

— Opera Canada, Fall 2014


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