Bellini – I Capuleti e i Montecchi, June 4, 2016
Enthusiastic audience in Belcanto happiness
The Giulietta of Uliana Alexyuk already has her made performance in the first scene with the romance “Oh! Quante volte” – the hit aria of the opera, in duet with the harp, Alexyuk succeeds in a weightless lyric and yet longing way. Alexyuk also plays her part completely and sings it with wonderful piani and bewitching sound; her voice expresses purity, fragility and innocence. The duets – breathtaking, intimate melody, in the death scene it was yesterday utter stillness in the audience. For both main actresses, the many BRAVAS were highly earned.
BNN, Isabel Steppeler, June 6, 2016, June 26, 2016
Uliana Alexyuk and Dilara Baştar in their trousers role as Romeo have excellently internalized their roles musically as well as performing with charming Piani. Alexyuk’s soprano is warm … and a noble example of design and phrasing. Baştar’s dark, guttural Mezzosopran complements her with irresistible timbre. Very high, his temperament, Eleazar Rodriguez as Tebaldo rises and shines with effortless heights.
“Even without a star-studded cast, however, the Bolshoi assembled a worthy lineup, mostly from the company’s ensemble, that were collectively more convincing that Pizzi’s staidly formal staging. Uliana Alexyuk put her bright, trill-heavy voice to fine use as the sleepwalking Amina. The Kiev-born soprano had a fluent and expressive coloratura and attractive pianissimo. …it was a highly accomplished and sensitive portrayal.”
Uliana Alexyuk continues to impress. Her Frasquita brought forth the soaring, consistent vocal production and acting skills that were first seen in her star turn as Gilda in this season’s Rigoletto.
Read more here: http://www.concertonet.com/scripts/review.php?ID_review=9807
Carmen, Houston Grand Opera, Carolyn Sproule and Uliana Alexyuk.
Likewise, Uliana Alexyuk is appearing in her fifth HGO production this season, and skillfully showcases her ability to hit soprano notes in the stratosphere as Carmen’s friend Frasquita. She is one HGO Studio Artist that will hopefully be gracing Houston stages many more times in the coming years.
Read more here: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwopera/article/BWW-Reviews-Houston-Grand-Operas-CARMEN-is-Sultry-and-Opulent-20140427