“Alexandra Smither was a fine Drusilla, so hopelessly in love with Ottone that she loans him her clothing and takes the heat for his attempt at murder.” - L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Opera News

“The 1966 Berio piece, Sequenza III for solo voice, is exactly the kind of thing that Muzijevic excels at digging up. I would be surprised if any of us in the audience had heard it before—especially since it requires an extraordinarily adept soprano, one who can shriek, gurgle, cackle, mutter, gesture, and declaim as well as sing beautifully. Fortunately Alexandra Smither, the young singer who took on the startlingly dramatic piece, was more than up to the job. I hope someday to see her onstage with Simon Rattle, who loves to employ singers with her diverse talents.” - Sequenza III at the BAC, The Threepenny Blog

“Alexandra Smither’s high bright voice embodied Max’s shrill ravings to perfection.” - Knussen’s Songs and a Sea Interlude, Boston Musical Intelligencer

"Soprano Alexandra Smither (Younger Alyce) imbued her solo aria “My Darling Jim” with heartbreaking tenderness. It was the only ray of light in this relentless, intense 90-minute opera, providing a much-needed moment of innocence." - Glory Denied, Texas Classical Review

 

"Smither (a tireless advocate of contemporary music) sported a Jacqueline Bouvier wig which highlighted her, and her era's, crushed optimism; she well depicted a state of perpetual insanity and wishful thinking for the entirety of the first act, with numerous exuberant, scintillating, stratospheric passages." - Glory Denied, Schmopera

 

"Deliciously sung by Tanglewood Music Center fellows with [Emanuel] Ax providing a firm foundation as accompanist, [and] with clarinetist William R. Hudgins as her friendly echo, soprano Alexandra Smither rose to the ecstasies of spring in "Der Hirt auf dem Felsen" ("The Shepherd on the Rock")." - Schubert's Summer Journey with Emanuel Ax, The Berkshire Eagle

 

"The real focus in [The Boatswain's} Mate was Alexandra Smither’s star turn as Mrs. Waters. Smither has a very beautiful voice, quite compelling in its upper registers... She acted many emotions during the one-acter, from humour to reverie to passion to anger" - Suffragette, The Globe and Mail 

 

"Alexandra Smither is most convincing as Mrs. Waters; whether as baseball bat wielding battleaxe or smitten bride-to-be.  She has a clear and flexible soprano and didn’t seem troubled by the tricky acoustic." - Suffragette, OperaRamblings

 

"Alexandra Smither sang Mrs. Waters in Boatswain, her voice was beautiful, elegant, and masterfully manipulated. Smyth's scores have that nasty Puccini-like quality where they sound easy, but are rather difficult. Smither portrayed the bar "matron" with verve and spunk. She was animated and engaging." - Suffragette, Schmopera

 

"Soprano Alexandra Smither, as the sexy circus vixen Esmeralda, thrilled with a huge, mature, and vocally stunning performance during her short scene." The Bartered Bride, Voice of Santa Barbara