"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." - 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." - 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