NYFOS: HYPHENATED-AMERICANS, 2019, CADENZA
Urquiola's warm, ingratiating mezzo-soprano brought the vivid texts to life, with clear diction and soaring phrasing.
NYFOS: HYPHENATED-AMERICANS, 2019, I CARE IF YOU LISTEN
“Alexandra Urquiola’s liquid mezzo and striking performance of “Water—Maré de Água Viva (A Tide of Living Water)” fell at the sublime confluence of sorrow and peace.”
Merola Grand Finale, 2018, Bay Area Reporter
Mezzo-soprano Alexandra Urquiola was moving in her urgent and sensitive "I was standing in a garden," from "Trouble in Tahiti" by Leonard Bernstein.
Merola: The Rake’s Progress, 2018, San Francisco Chronicle
“Alexandra Urquiola deployed her rich and capacious mezzo-soprano winningly but all too briefly as the brothel keeper Mother Goose...”
Merola Grand Finale, 2018, San Francisco Chronicle
“Quick swerves between styles and centuries are a matter of course at a Merola finale. No sooner had the grinning tenor WooYoung Yoon celebrated the high C’s he’d just hit in “Ah, mes amis!” from Donizetti’s “La fille du régiment” than mezzo Alexandra Urquiola was spilling out her poignant if somewhat occluded garden dream to her psychiatrist in Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti.””
Merola Grand Finale, 2018, San Francisco Classical Voice
“Below the stage, the S.F. Opera Orchestra, conducted by Nashville Opera’s Dean Williamson, shifted smoothly from one genre of music to another, doing equal justice to Rossini (after a somewhat labored start, at the orchestra’s return from summer vacation), Donizetti, Richard Strauss, and an especially poignant Bernstein — accompanying Alexandra Urquiola’s haunting rendition of “I was standing in a garden” from Trouble in Tahiti.”
Merola Opera Program: The Rake’s Progress, 2018, parterre.com
“….Alexandra Urquiola a seductive Mother Goose (for once, she was sung nicely!)”
Merola Opera Program: The Rake’s Progress, 2018, The Berkeley Daily Planet
“…mezzo-soprano Alexandra Urquiola’s ribald portrayal of Mother Goose, the madam of a brothel;”