Alice Ford in FALSTAFF - Opera National de Paris, October 2017
Aleksandra Kurzak was a great surprise in the role of Alice Ford. Her voice is fresh, without any flaw on a musical standpoint, so that she perfectly illustrates Verdi's intentions when he said, more or less, that after Falstaff, Alice was the most important character of the work, because, without having in her score any particular passage for vocal demonstration, she had to be a real devil, because she is the one who holds all the keys of the comic plot. As an actress, she lived up to her suitor.
On a musical standpoint, the cast is savory for the harmony and homogeneity of the performers, and they are all good: from the monumental Falstaff by Sir Bryn Terfel [...] to a brilliant Ford by Franco Vassallo [...] up to the vivacious gossip trio formed by a surprising Aleksandra Kurzak (Alice), Julie White Pasturaud (Meg) and a wonderful Daniela Barcellona(Mrs Quickly)
Rino Alessi Bella Una vita all'Opera
Alice Ford by Aleksandra Kurzak is delightfully mischievous, and her belcantist past still leaves pretty imprints in her singing and ornamentation"
Comic dynamism and quality of the vocal ensembles, seducing voices, quiet and cynical charm of Aleksandra Kurzak as Alice Ford"
[Alongside great baritone Bryn Terfel], the rest of the cast gave a strong performance, with the unexpected and delightful Alice by Aleksandra Kurzak: her soprano is fruity and her acting full of delicacy
Aleksandra Kurzak combines the lightness of her top range with the playfulness of her vocal tone, for a charming Alice Ford.