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Giacomo PUCCINI, Madama Butterfly, WELSH NATIONAL OPERA, Sept. 21 – Nov. 10, 2021

The duets between Anna Harvey’s mezzo Suzuki and soprano Alexia Voulgaridou’s Cho-Cho-San (alternating performances with Joyce El-Khoury) are the highlight of the show. Their voices blend excellently. Harvey may be the servant, but in this production, we are watching a tale of female friendship. Voulgaridou deserves additional praise not only for her intense solos, but also for coping with being...

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Pietro MASCAGNI, Cavalleria Rusticana, DYNAMIC Blu-ray

Voulgaridou has the full measure of Santuzza’s musical and dramatic challenges. The voice has depth and beauty, but also a cutting edge that makes a telling impact in the moments when Santuzza is at her most desperate. Voulgaridou is a compelling stage presence, one who embodies the beautiful young jilted lover in totally convincing fashion. A welcome addition to the crowded field. Recommended....

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Spontini: Fernand Cortez (La conquète du Mexique)

The opera underwent substantial revisions in 1817, but this 2019 Maggio Musicale Fiorentino staging is the modern premiere of the original 1809 version […] you’ll find plenty to enjoy. Dario Schmunck’s heroic tenor is a good fit for Cortez […] Alexia Voulgaridou’s Amazily […] strong of voice and emotional commitment […], Clive Paget on August 27, 2020

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Dans cavalleria rusticana Alexia Voulgaridou est Santuzza

Mimi et Manon il n’y a pas très longtemps, la voix de la soprano grecque s’est considérablement développée lui permettant désormais d’aborder des rôles plus dramatiques. Le timbre toujours jeune, l’aigu inaltéré, elle affronte crânement les difficultés du rôle dont elle dresse un portrait par ailleurs très é Andreas Laska, September 16, 2019

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Alexia Voulgaridou shines in Cecilia Ligorio’s sumptuous production

The standout solo performance of the evening came from the Greek soprano, Alexia Voulgaridou, in the role of Amazily, whose expressive performance uncovered the nobility and suffering of her character. She possesses a richly colored voice, bright and luminous, but with dark undertones which enabled her to furnish her lines with emotional depth and honesty, which combined with her use of...

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