"Anderson, as Maddalena, met the requirements of her role, principally her strong presence in Verdi’s most famous quartet, Bella figlia dell’amore." Opera Warhorses


    "One of the production’s highlights is the third-act quartet “Bella figlia dell’amore” featuring those three singers and contralto Alissa Anderson as tavern maid Maddalena. Their voices are all cleanly distinguishable in the multilayered ensemble." San Diego Union Tribune


    "This Rigoletto offered an array of compelling duets, but the third act quartet of Quinn, Anderson, Powell and Jordheim revealed the opera’s emotional crisis in robust, elevated vocal prowess. Only the magical storm scene that followed—a combination of Verdi’s clever orchestration and Anne-Catherine Simard-Deraspe’s inventive lighting design—could have eclipsed the quartet’s striking emotional impact." San Diego Story





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Alissa returned to San Diego Opera in January of 2019 to sing Maddalena in Rigoletto

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