Singing with focused, yet well-rounded strength, Greek soprano Alexia Voulgaridou allowed the musical and dramatic persona of the title role to grow impressively, from frivolity and girlishness in the first act to compelling drama, strife and tragedy at the last two acts. She has highly developed control and polish, drawing the listener ever closer into the drama and musical line with unwavering concentration and, at the close, overwhelming dramatic force.
http://www.smh.com.au, Peter McCallum, January 28, 2015
As Butterfly, Greek soprano Alexia Voulgaridou was outstanding, adroitly handling the higher registers of Puccini’s soaring score with clear focus and displaying great vocal agility where needed. Her slight figure belies a voice with considerable power and she had a clear understanding of the nuances of the role.
Dailytelegraph.com.au, Tom Pillans, January 29, 2015
Greek soprano Alexia Voulgaridou plays Madama Butterfly brilliantly. Her vocal mastery of the part evokes the most emotional aspects of the opera.
Altmedia.net.au, Jamie Apps, February 12, 2015
This time around, Alexia Voulgaridou is Butterfly (a role she has sung at Covent Garden) and she delivers the vocal goods right from the start in a colourful, vibrant performance. Voulgaridou is able to move from Cio-Cio-San’s child-like whispers in the first act through to the heady, dark tones of a true dramatic soprano in the second. She fires on all cylinders in Un bel di, using her vocal and physical story-telling skills to shape the full narrative arc of the aria.
Dailyreview, Ben Neutze, January 28, 2015
Alexia Voulgaridou is heart-breakingly moving as Butterfly, her voice finding every nuance and of Butterfly’s joy, unwavering faith and eventual despair. She is naïve and trusting compared with James Egglestone’s strutting deception. But their love duet is beautifully sung and performed….
Stage Whispers, Carol Wimmer, January 28, 2015
The women, including the georgious Alexia Voulgaridou, provide such a varietal vocal quality you can sense the myriad of emotions that she goes through from the first to the second act.Austrialian Stage, Penny Spirou, February 6, 2015