…. Alexia Voulgaridou, who has sung the role [Mimi] at La Scala, stepped in and gave an affecting
and vulnerable performance…… her performance became captivating.
The initial meeting between Rodolfo and Mimì caught the mood perfectly, with both fumbling over each
other shyly and with some embarrassment. Her response to Rodolfo clutching her “frozen little hand” was very tender. The final scene, with her dying on the bed, was very moving, heartbreaking indeed.
Alexia Voulgaridou (…….) leaves a big impression; she presents Mimi as both vulnerable and attractive and charts her fatal demise with dignity.
Colin Anderson, www.theoperacritic.com
As Mimì, Greek soprano Alexia Voulgaridou was always interesting (…..) The early scenes in which she explores a friendship with Rodolfo were sensitively done, touching upon all kinds of insecurities and even some humour.
Richard Fairman, Financial Times
This Mimi is dreadfully frail from the start, the most arduous vocal lines exploding from her figure and racking her chest, the character’s emotional progression tracked endlessly in Voulgaridou’s deathly face and dark eyes.
Dave Paxton, www.musicomh.com/opera