The shining star of the evening, Greek soprano and SDO debut artist Alexia Voulgaridou, lived up to every one of her role’s expectations. Her full, lustrous voice with its beautifully rounded tone easily sailed over the brass-laden orchestra all the way to the last row of the house. Her passionate portrayal of the fiery diva revealed a deep understanding of her character, with all its aberrations – from winsome flirtation to blazing rage and uncontrollable hate. Notwithstanding her feverish outbursts and declamations, Voulgaridou maintained vocal beauty and dynamic integrity. She is a major talent whose Met Opera debut will hopefully be forthcoming.
Bachtack.com, Erica Miner, 14 February 2016