On opening night, Mimi was sung by Greek soprano Alexia Voulgaridou in her local debut. She too has sung in most of the top opera houses, and she made a fine debut here as Mimi. Her voice has a luscious quality that grows on you; and she is a fine actress, making you believe in her as the tubercular Mimi who finds true love with Rodolfo, then loses him, and finds him once again only to die in his arms in one of opera’s most moving endings. Voulgaridou was particularly effective in her wintry Act III duets.
The Berkeley Daily Planet, James Roy MacBean, November 22, 2014
Voulgaridou makes for a sympathetic Mimì. Her lower notes sound grounded and her higher ones are secure yet have a nice fragility as is appropriate for the character.
The Opera Tattler, November 15, 2014
Mimi was the bright-voiced Greek soprano, Alexia Voulgaridou, in her San Francisco Opera debut. Voulgaridou brought expressiveness to the role, affecting in her duets with Fabiano, arresting in the lushly melodic duet with the Marcello of Alexey Markov.
Operawarhorses, November 14, 2014