Aspasia in MITRIDATE, RE DI PONTO - ROH Covent Garden London, July 2005
Aleksandra Kurzak, a quien los lectores recordaran por su sensacional Servilia en Hamburgo el mes de Junio, cantó Aspasia con una voz madura, con buen centro y llena de armónicos y un agudo y coloratura de excepción, ya le auguro un muy buen futuro en roles como Donna Anna.
Operayre - Eduardo Benarroch
They’re all in love with Aspasia, sung with real accomplishment by Aleksandra Kurzak in her ROH debut.
The Times - Hilary Finch
Aleksandra Kurzak made an impressive house debut as Aspasia.
The Evening Standart - Barry Millington
A singer quite new to me, Aleksandra Kurzak, Polish born but working recently mainly in Germany, most successfully took on the testing role of leading lady, Aspasia, beloved by all three of the Royal house but in very different ways. She has a wonderful easy high top and truly sparkled in her Act 1 and Act 2 arias, although I felt she flagged a little in the final scenes. Her upcoming Queen of the Night at Chicago Lyric will be a much-anticipated event I would imagine. She seemed a natural actress and her dark expressive eyes and mobile face made up for a necessary lack of physical action,
Opera Today - Sue Loder
This is a testing night for overwrought coloratura techniques and it got off to a sizzling start here when the young Polish-born soprano, Aleksandra Kurzak - as Aspasia, Mitridate's aforementioned betrothed - gave vent to her anxieties in a near-perfect display of rhythmic, evenly-produced, stratosphere-reaching coloratura singing (the Queen of the Night in embryo). Not an aspirate to be heard anywhere. What a way to launch your Royal Opera debut.
Independent - Edward Seckerson
The diminutive Kurzak, meanwhile, making her house debut, delivers coloratura of such astonishing accuracy that you sit there open-mouthed.
The Guardian - Tim Ashley
Aleksandra Kurzak brought the role to life with tremendous pathos, expressing with great verisimilitude Aspasia's dilemmas of love and duty. Her plea to Sifare in Act 1 was wonderfully phrased, and she, too, sings movingly of the peace she would find in death, in the Act III aria Pallid'ombre, che scorgete
MusicOMH.com - Dominic McHugh
Aleksandra Kurzak makes an impressive Royal Opera debut as Aspasia,
The Stage - Edward Bhesania
Aleksandra Kurzak was making her house debut as Aspasia, and she is quite a discovery. This is a vibrant personality, a really outstanding voice with a confident ring and mastery of the highest notes - a highly praised Queen of the Night in Hamburg and Olympia at the Met, she brings that experience to this most fiendish of Mozart's roles, and she captivated the audience from the first lines of 'Al destin' che la minaccia' with her fiery coloratura, sympathetic stage presence and understanding of the role - you really felt that this was what Bernasconi must have been like at the premiere. A notable debut.
Musicweb - Melanie Eskenazi