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"mundoclasico.com" 10/2012

Nabucco (G.Verdi), Palacio de la Ópera, La Coruña, 08/09/2012 with Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor), Leo Nucci (Nabucco), Elisabete Matos (Abigaille), Luiz-Ottavio Faria (Zaccaria), Alexandra Rivas (Fenena), Pancho Corujo (Ismaele)

[…]  Amongst the supporting roles Alexandra Rivas proved herself once again as a singer of highest interest, standing out in every moment as always when I listen to her: this time she sang Fenena with a voice of beautiful colour and a good technique and she knew how to get the best from her aria in the fourth act “Oh dischiuso è il firmamento” and made it an epitome of musicality. […]




"operaworld.es" 10/09/2012

Nabucco (G.Verdi), Palacio de la Ópera, La Coruña, 08/09/2012 with Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor), Leo Nucci (Nabucco), Elisabete Matos (Abigaille), Luiz-Ottavio Faria (Zaccaria), Alexandra Rivas (Fenena), Pancho Corujo (Ismaele)

[…] In a delicate way full of nuances sang the mezzosoprano Alexandra Rivas (Fenena) […]




"unanocheenlaopera.com" 09/09/2012

Nabucco (G.Verdi), Palacio de la Ópera, La Coruña, 08/09/2012 with Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor), Leo Nucci (Nabucco), Elisabete Matos (Abigaille), Luiz-Ottavio Faria (Zaccaria), Alexandra Rivas (Fenena), Pancho Corujo (Ismaele)

[…] Alexandra Rivas got a lot out of the role of Fenena, most of all because of her musicality. […]




"mundoclasico.com" 10/2010

Guillaume Tell (G.Rossini), Palacio de la Ópera, La Coruña, 02/10/2010 with Alberto Zedda (conductor), Marc Stone (Tell), Gregory Kunde (Arnold), Olga Senderskaya (Matilde), María José Moreno (Jemmy), Alexandra Rivas (Hedwige)

[…]  as well as the sensitive Hedwige interpreted by Alexandra Rivas, always a good singer with an interesting and beautiful color of a real mezzosoprano  […]




"musicweb.uk.net" 11/2009

Faust (Ch.Gounod), Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao, 14-17-20-23/11/2009 with Pjotr Beczala (Faust), Eva Mei (Marguerite), Laurent Naouri (Mefistofeles), Rodion Pogossov (Valentin), Alexandra Rivas (Siebel)

[…] Alexandra Rivas was an accomplished Siebel, singing both her aria in the third act and the Duet with Marguerite in Act IV, which is traditionally cut, with gusto. […]




"Deia" 16/11/2009

Faust (Ch.Gounod), Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao, 14-17-20-23/11/2009 with Pjotr Beczala (Faust), Eva Mei (Marguerite), Laurent Naouri (Mefistofeles), Rodion Pogossov (Valentin), Alexandra Rivas (Siebel)

[…] Alexandra Rivas, Siebel, gave character to her role, and in spite of not being one of the protagonists she stood out with her canzone Faites-lui mes aveux, for exemple. […]




"La Razón" 16/11/2009

Faust (Ch.Gounod), Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao, 14-17-20-23/11/2009 with Pjotr Beczala (Faust), Eva Mei (Marguerite), Laurent Naouri (Mefistofeles), Rodion Pogossov (Valentin), Alexandra Rivas (Siebel)

[…]  Outstanding Alexandra Rivas as Siebel […]

 



"lugo.es"

Recital of Viennese and French operetta, Circulo das Artes, Lugo, 29-04-2009 with Alexandra Rivas, Kristin Okerlund(piano)

[…] this singer with a lot of opera experience and a beautiful voice combines great musicality with interpretative flexibility, which she puts into the service of one of the most typical and well-known genres of her country, the operetta. […]




"Noticias de Navarra" 24/03/2009

Faust (Ch.Gounod), Auditorio de Baluarte, Pamplona, 20-22/03/2009 with Sébastien Guèze (Faust), Sabina Cvilak (Marguerite), Dimitry Ivashchenko (Mephistofeles), Javier Franco (Valentin), Alexandra Rivas (Siebel)

[…] Very powerful Alexandra Rivas’ voice in the role of Siebel. […]




"operaensevilla.blogspot.com" 02/2009

Tancredi (G.Rossini), Teatro de la Maestranza, Sevilla, 14-17-20-22/02/2009 with Daniela Barcellona (Tancredi), Mariella Devia (Amenaide), Gregory Kunde (Argirio), Wojtek Gierlach (Orbazzano), Anna Tobella (Isaura), Alexandra Rivas (Roggiero)

[…] Also the short, but beautiful performance of Alexandra Rivas as Roggiero in the second act is worth being mentioned; she revealed a warm and well worked-out voice in her aria S’avverassero pure i detti suoi, which she sang with softness. […]




"ABC" 16/02/09

Tancredi (G.Rossini), Teatro de la Maestranza, Sevilla, 14-17-20-22/02/2009 with Daniela Barcellona (Tancredi), Mariella Devia (Amenaide), Gregory Kunde (Argirio), Wojtek Gierlach (Orbazzano), Anna Tobella (Isaura), Alexandra Rivas (Roggiero)

[…] there was an unexpected surprise, when Alexandra Rivas impressed us with her beautiful register in her final “S’avverassero pure”. […]




"musicweb.uk.net" 01/2009

Tancredi (G.Rossini), Teatro de la Maestranza, Sevilla, 14-17-20-22/02/2009 with Daniela Barcellona (Tancredi), Mariella Devia (Amenaide), Gregory Kunde (Argirio), Wojtek Gierlach (Orbazzano), Anna Tobella (Isaura), Alexandra Rivas (Roggiero)

[…] Alexandra Rivas was a very good Roggiero […]



"Ópera Actual" 03/2008

Roméo et Juliette (Ch.Gounod),Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, 24-26/01/2008 with Ismael Jordi (Roméo), Ruth Rosique (Juliette), Alexander Vinogradov (Frère Laurent), Borja Quiza (Mercutio), Alexandra Rivas (Stephano)

[…] Alexandra Rivas, a Stephano with a beautiful voice and a remarkable vocal grace. […]




"filomusica.com" 02/2008

Roméo et Juliette (Ch.Gounod),Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, 24-26/01/2008 with Ismael Jordi (Roméo), Ruth Rosique (Juliette), Alexander Vinogradov (Frère Laurent), Borja Quiza (Mercutio), Alexandra Rivas (Stephano)

[…] Sensational for her voice, style and interpretation Alexandra Rivas as Stephano who had already participated in the recording of the first perfomance of this production in Oviedo opposite Ainhoa Arteta and an at that moment almost unknown Rolando Villazón. […]




"unanocheenlaopera.com" 01/2008

Roméo et Juliette (Ch.Gounod),Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, 24-26/01/2008 with Ismael Jordi (Roméo), Ruth Rosique (Juliette), Alexander Vinogradov (Frère Laurent), Borja Quiza (Mercutio), Alexandra Rivas (Stephano)

[…] Good acts like the one of Alexandra Rivas as Stephano who sang her aria marvellously […]




"beckmesser.com" 01/2008

Roméo et Juliette (Ch.Gounod),Teatro Villamarta, Jerez de la Frontera, 24-26/01/2008 with Ismael Jordi (Roméo), Ruth Rosique (Juliette), Alexander Vinogradov (Frère Laurent), Borja Quiza (Mercutio), Alexandra Rivas (Stephano)

[…] Magnificent Alexandra Rivas as well, revealing  charme and vocal beauty in her aria […]




"elcorreogallego.es" 01/2008

Recital of Viennese and French operetta,Teatro Principal,Santiago de Compostela, 03-01-2008 with Alexandra Rivas, Kristin Okerlund(piano)

[…] the mezzo Alexandra Rivas, well balanced expressive voice with  beautiful metal […]




"La Voz de Asturias" 11/2004

Le Nozze di Figaro (W.A.Mozart),Teatro Campoamor,Oviedo, 11-13-15/11/2004 with Simón Orfila (Figaro),Ofelia Sala (Susanna), Manuel Lanza (Conte),Ana Ibarra (Contessa),Alexandra Rivas (Cherubino)

[…] The conception of Alexandra Rivas’ Cherubino is to be considered scenicly as the most relevant of this night […]




"La Nueva España" 12/11/2004

Le Nozze di Figaro (W.A.Mozart),Teatro Campoamor,Oviedo, 11-13-15/11/2004 with Simón Orfila (Figaro),Ofelia Sala (Susanna), Manuel Lanza (Conte),Ana Ibarra (Contessa),Alexandra Rivas (Cherubino)

[…] Once again a fantastic Alexandra Rivas as Cherubino showing her great ability as an artist. […]




"mundoclasico.com" 19/11/2004

Le Nozze di Figaro (W.A.Mozart),Teatro Campoamor,Oviedo, 11-13-15/11/2004 with Simón Orfila (Figaro),Ofelia Sala (Susanna), Manuel Lanza (Conte),Ana Ibarra (Contessa),Alexandra Rivas (Cherubino)

[…] The quintet was concluded by the mezzo Alexandra Rivas, Viennese and not Spanish as said so often, who showed natural manners, good taste and maturity on stage. In her two great arias she revealed a richly nuanced voice in spite of the fast tempo marked by the baton, especially in the “Voi, che sapete”. […]




"EL MUNDO"  21/05/2004

Hänsel und Gretel (E.Humperdinck), Teatro de la Maestranza, Sevilla, 17/19/21/22-05-2004 with Alexandra Rivas (Hänsel),Eugenia Pont-Burgoyne (Gretel), Ramón de Andrés (Father)

[…] The success is mostly due to the performance of the two protagonists Alexandra Rivas and Eugenia Pont-Burgoyne, who were delicious Hänsel and Gretel . […]




"La Nueva España" 13/11/2002

L´Amico Fritz (P.Mascagni),Teatro Campoamor,Oviedo , 11-13-15/11/2002 with José Bros (Fritz),Miriam Gauci(Suzel),Alexandra Rivas (Beppe),Ismael Pons(David)

[…] Once again Alexandra Rivas showed that she gained her position in this festival by her own merits. The fact that due to her a minor part like Beppe obtained protagonism, tells more than her more than remarkable performance. […]




"La Voz de Asturias" 13/11/2002

L´Amico Fritz (P.Mascagni),Teatro Campoamor,Oviedo , 11-13-15/11/2002 with José Bros (Fritz),Miriam Gauci(Suzel),Alexandra Rivas (Beppe),Ismael Pons(David)

[…] Alexandra Rivas in the role of Beppe was applauded ecstatically by the audience. We have already seen her giving a great performance last year, but in this occasion, where we could see her on stage almost without interruptions, she was able to show an important interpreting talent as well as the vocal security and quality of an outstanding singer. She has a clear and well worked-out voice and knows how to use her vocal means in the right moment, and thus succeeded in her role last Monday. […]




"mundoclasico.com" 26/11/2002

L´Amico Fritz (P.Mascagni),Teatro Campoamor,Oviedo , 11-13-15/11/2002 with José Bros (Fritz),Miriam Gauci(Suzel),Alexandra Rivas (Beppe),Ismael Pons(David)

[…] Special attention has to be drawn to the performance of the mezzo Alexandra Rivas as Beppe. She had already delivered a great performance as Stefano in Gounod’s Romeo and Julia last year (published on CD by RTVE Música). This night she showed a remarkable evolution in her expressiveness as well as interpreting talent. Her voice powerful and timbered, dense and dark-hued and with great personality. The audience applauded her ecstatically, even more than the protagonist. Roles like this have undoubtedly become too small for her vocal abilities. […]




"La Nueva España" 17/02/2002

Recital (Brahms,Bach,Schubert,Schumann,Massenet,Glinka,Tschaikowskij and Rachmaninow)  ,  Avilés , 15/02/2002 with Alexandra Rivas,Mikhail Milman (violoncello),Pilar Valero (piano)

[…] The mezzo-soprano Alexandra Rivas […] showed a powerful but perfectly controlled and technically developed voice and moreover a great interpreting capacity. Let alone her  magnificent ability to fill lyrics with life and expressiveness in languages so different as German, Russian or French […]




"El Comercio" 16/02/2002

Recital (Brahms,Bach,Schubert,Schumann,Massenet,Glinka,Tschaikowskij and Rachmaninow), Avilés, 15/02/2002 with Alexandra Rivas,Mikhail Milman (violoncello),Pilar Valero (piano)

[…] The Philharmonic Society of Avilés has once again been able to organize a recital of excellent quality with exquisite interpreters […]




"La Razón" 19/01/2002

Roméo et Juliette (Ch.Gounod),Teatro Campoamor , Oviedo, 15-17-19/01/2002 with A.Arteta (Juliette),R.Villazón(Roméo), C.Marín(Mercutio),S.Palatchi(Frère Laurent),Alexandra Rivas(Stephano)

[…] High level offered by Carlos Marín or Stefano Palatchi, with a luxurious Alexandra Rivas as Stefano. […]




"La Nueva España" 17/01/2002

Roméo et Juliette (Ch.Gounod),Teatro Campoamor , Oviedo, 15-17-19/01/2002 with A.Arteta (Juliette),R.Villazón(Roméo), C.Marín(Mercutio),S.Palatchi(Frère Laurent),Alexandra Rivas(Stephano)

[…] Alexandra Rivas, for instance, made a great creation out of Stefano. […]




"filomusica" 02/2002

Roméo et Juliette (Ch.Gounod),Teatro Campoamor , Oviedo, 15-17-19/01/2002 with A.Arteta (Juliette),R.Villazón(Roméo), C.Marín(Mercutio),S.Palatchi(Frère Laurent),Alexandra Rivas(Stephano)

[...] The true vocal protagonists of this night were two minor parts: the bass Stefano Palatchi [...]; and the mezzo Alexandra Rivas offered the same excellent level. [...]




"mundoclasico.com" 25/01/2002

Roméo et Juliette (Ch.Gounod),Teatro Campoamor , Oviedo, 15-17-19/01/2002 with A.Arteta (Juliette),R.Villazón(Roméo), C.Marín(Mercutio),S.Palatchi(Frère Laurent),Alexandra Rivas(Stephano)

[…] Alexandra Rivas singing better every time we hear her also showed in her short performance an instrument in perfect conditions, an exemplary articulation […] and a fencing skill that showed up her male opponents. […]




"Opéra International" 02/2000

Faust ( Ch.Gounod) , Teatro Campoamor,Oviedo,09-11-13/12/1999 with José Bros (Faust),Ana María Gonzalez (Marguerite), Greer Gremsley(Mefistofeles),Marcin Bronikowsky(Valentin),Alexandra Rivas (Siebel)

[…] Fresh and brilliant the mezzo Alexandra Rivas in the role of Siebel […]