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The Witch – Into the Woods – Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

“In terms of powerhouse vocal performances, Olivia Yokers and Alissa Anderson share the spotlight as Cinderella and the Wicked Witch respectively…Ms. Anderson uses the breathtaking range and strength of her operatic mezzo-soprano voice to blow the doors off the Eccles Theatre and nearly succeeds.”

– The Herald Journal

“Anderson played her own version of the Witch (and not a Bernadette Peters imitation).  You see her love for Rapunzel, but you also see her vindictive nature bubble up from time to time.  She is cynical and that leads to her be the prototypical over protective parent.  Her “Children Will Listen” is part parental lament and warning to Baker as he raises his son.”

-Front Row Reviewers Utah

 “Alissa Anderson was especially fine as the witch”

-Deseret News

Opera News Review – Il Tabarro & Suor Angelica – Opera Delaware

” Equipped with healthy chest voice, Alissa Anderson charmed the audience with Frugola’s antics”

“Calenos and Anderson returned after intermission as the familial antagonists of Suor Angelica. Though both striking women, by force of character projection they seemed completely different beings than as Giorgietta and Frugola…Anderson, again favoring the contralto end of things, scored every possible point textually and in detailed stance and movement.” – David Shengold

Press

    "Equipped with healthy chest voice, Alissa Anderson charmed the audience with Frugola’s antics...Calenos and Anderson returned after intermission as the familial antagonists of Suor Angelica. Though both striking women, by force of character projection they seemed completely different beings than as Giorgietta and Frugola…Anderson, again favoring the contralto end of things, scored every possible point textually and in detailed stance and movement."

    -David Shengold - Opera News

    "Another delightful surprise was a scene in the second half of the program from Sondheim's Sweeney Todd with Alissa Anderson and Alan Dunbar belting their way through one of that dark works most brilliant duets"

    -Jonathan Pell - The Dallas Opera blog

    "Mezzo Alissa Anderson supplied aptly rich tones and an awesome chest voice"

    -Scott Cantrell - Dallas Morning News

    Mezzo soprano Alissa Anderson gave a memorable performance as Flora Bervoix"

    -Santa Barbara Independent

    As the mother, Alissa Anderson shone as bright as the star of Bethlehem, her gleaming tone and crisp vocal delivery a big delight of the show"

    -Fort Worth Star Telegram