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G.Verdi – „Rigoletto” National Opera in Warsaw, March 2015

“The role of A. Dobber on the stage of the National Opera House reflects the demise of the character and his inevitable nervous breakdown. On top of that, the producers have chosen an ideal partner for him. Si, vendetta – a duet of Rigoletto and Gilda, which closes Act II, is absolutely spellbinding and brings tears of compassion to everyone. Paulos Raptis has described Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk, A.Dobber’s partner, as a truly complete artist. He believes she combines extraordinary aura with a beautiful voice and excellent acting skills. We also know that in 2014 she passed her PhD exams and works as assistant in the singing class of Danuta Paziuk-Zipser at the Academy of Music in Wrocław. Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk’s soprano is full of sweetness, which she amply demonstrated in the Caro nome aria, in Act II.”

Teatralna-Warszawa, Wojciech Giczkowski, March 2015


G.Verdi – „Rigoletto” Thurn und Taxis Schlossfestspiele Regensburg, July 2014

“She created her part masterfully. The Caro nome aria was performed at the highest level, with all the bel canto subtleties.”

Gerhard Heldt, mittelbayerische.de, July 2014

 

G.Donizetti – „Lucia di Lammermoor” Opera Wrocław, March 2014

“In the end, the great title-role performance of Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk became the main attribute. (…)  Her presence in this performance, especially the famous mad scene of Lucia is world-class. (…) Most importantly, however, Wrocław has another fantastic Ms Aleksandra. Let’s enjoy it as long as we can in live performances.”

Dorota Szwarcman, szwarcman.blog.polityka.pl, March 2014

 

“The premiere of Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti at the Wrocław Opera House is a tremendous success of Aleksandra Kubas, in her title role. She thus joins the pantheon of Polish bel canto queens and raises the bar very high. Her voice glides freely and paints a perfect contour of a girl, who, lost in despair, murders a man who is forced upon her by her family, and then is lost in madness. Aleksandra Kubas succeeded in combining a break-neck difficulty level vocal with stage truth.”

Bronisław Tumiłowicz, Przegląd, March 2014

 

“Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk as Lucia di Lammermoor is world-class level.”

Beata Maciejewska, wrocław.gazeta.pl, March 2014

 

“She commands admiration not only in her coloratura, lightness and skill, but – most importantly – the naturalness and ease of singing.” 

Jacek Marczyński, Rzeczpospolita, March 2014

 

“Her performance of the madness scene in Act III was the phenomenal, brightest climax of the entire performance (…)  Listening to this inevitably transfixing piece, one could fall under the impression that time has stopped and the audience literally stopped breathing. The success of this moment was sealed not only by Ms Aleksandra, but, indeed, the great Donizetti.”

Magdalena Talik, wrocław.pl, March 2014

 

“Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk created an outstanding character. This soloist of our Opera House, also performing for Bolshoi, boasts a perfect coloratura-soprano, looks and acting talents.” 

Katarzyna Kaczorowska, Gazeta wrocławska, March 2014


G.Verdi – „Rigoletto” Opera Wrocław - Zamek Topacz, September 2014

“This singer is endowed with one of the most beautiful sopranos I have heard in my entire life. The colour of her voice is angelic, which comes on top of extraordinary ease of articulation. She is a great artist, though still very young. She’s also a great actress. The role of Gilda, tragically in love with the titular character of Rigoletto, as performed by Kubas-Kruk, is a great example of modern interpretation in opera theatre. Fervent and credible emotions were conveyed by the artist with understated and disciplined, however always on the mark, acting measures. One couldn’t take ones eyes off Gilda”

Mirosław Kocur, teatralny.pl, September 2014

 

“The role of Gilda was performed by Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk. It gives me pleasure to watch the rise of this young singer – the winner of many Polish and international vocal competitions. With each new role she acknowledges her status anew. Recently, she caused quite some rapture among Wrocław’s opera-goers as the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor. In addition to her beautiful voice and impeccable technique, in her role as the daughter of Rigoletto, her girlish figure and elegant gestures were not without consequence. She has all the attributes at her side to be able to sing at world’s opera houses.”

Alina Ert-Eberdt, Twoja muza, October 2014

 

P.Eötvos - „Angels in America” Opera Wrocław, October 2014

“In Angels, Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk delivers the performance of her life.”

Katarzyna Kaczorowska, Gazeta Wrocławska, October 2014

 

“Massive applause and undiluted admiration from Peter Eötvös (fully deserved) go to the soprano, Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk, as Angel.”

Magdalena Talik, wrocław.pl, October 2014

 

“In addition her display of vocal skills, Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk has demonstrated that stage movement of any sorts is hardly a challenge for her. The composer has put her before a daunting challenge of combining both vocal and stage acrobatics.”

Opera.info.pl, October 2014


G.Verdi – „Ballo in maschera” Opera Wrocław – Olimpic Stadion, June 2012

“There was, however, in Ballo in maschera an outstanding role, both for vocal and acting skills. Aleksandra Kubas, a young, excellent singer, holding many awards, performed the part of Oscar. With her androgynous creation of character, she commanded much-deserved applause from the audience, winning hearts with her voice in both arias. In terms of stage truth, maybe the entire play would have been different, had all performers put so much heart to it…”

Lech Koziński, Ruch muzyczny, August 2012

 

“Aleksandra Kubas, however, has stolen the show, in her performance as Oscar – brilliant voice and great looks (…)”

Anita Tyszkowska, Wrocławianin, July 2012

 

L.Delibes – „Lakmé” Theater Bonn, April 2012

“Aleksandra Kubas has created a very subtle, lyrical character of Lakmé. Her impeccable vocal has given audiences the highest aesthetic sense of satisfaction. She was deeply moving, singing through the toughest moments with great ease. The long, inspired phrases, with high, dynamically outlined sounds, were particularly beautiful. After the famous, show-off aria with bells – with high e³ repeated three times – she received a rapturous, long applause.”

Andrzej Wolański, Ruch muzyczny, November 2012

 

“Kubas sings her part with commitment. Her soprano is clear, precise and truly diverse. With her wonderfully lyrical tone of voice she expresses feelings of love and sorrow. She is also a virtuoso: the coloraturas in the aria with bells leave no room for criticism.”

Bernhard Hartmann, General-Anzeiger, May 2012

 

M.Rimsky-Korsakov – „The Golden Cockerel” Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, June 2011

“The young soprano from Wrocław, the winner of the last Moniuszko Vocal Competition, has created a vocal character: her voice was mesmerising at every level, with the coloratura saturated with a variety of subtleties, spell-binding audiences with her silvery voice and expression.”

Bartosz Kamiński, Ruch Muzyczny, November 2011

 

 J.Offenbach – „Les contess d’Hoffmann” Opera Wrocław, November 2009

“For whom did the audience reserve its loudest applause? For Aleksandra Kubas, for her coloratura in the role of Olympia, and for her pantomime (…)”

Adam Domagała, Gazeta Wyborcza, November 2009

 

St.Moniuszko – „Straszny dwór” Opera Wrocław, March 2009

„The premiere’s outstanding vocal performers proved to be Rafał Bartmiński (Stefan) and Aleksandra Kubas (Hanna). Both demonstrated the highest level of the singer’s art. Aleksandra Kubas mastered to perfection the difficult progression of her arias, performing the part of Hanna in an exceptional manner. She is a mistress of extended and musically risky passages, stopping at nothing to produce beautiful coloratura endings.”

Maciej Michałowski, Dziennik Teatralny Wrocław, March 2009

„In the cast, the lead roles were played by Anna Bernacka as Jadwiga and Aleksandra Kubas as Hanna. In their successful portrayal of charming young noblewomen, both singers demonstrated their sense of music and the full value of their beautiful voices.”

Adam Czopek, Muzyka 21, kwiecień 2009

„The true star, though, was the soprano Aleksandra Kubas, playing the part of Hanna with a simply magnificent vocal command. This adds to the many leading roles which have been given to her of late – among others, Adina in “L’elisir d’amore” by Donizetti. On stage, she is at ease, confident of her hold on the audience’s attention.”

Magdalena Talik, Gazeta Wrocławska, March 2009

G.Donizetti – „L’elisir d’amore” Opera Wrocław, January 2009

“Mention must be made, as well, of the excellent vocal renditions. Aleksandra Kubas is a singer with a world-class career ahead of her. Her finest attribute is her flawless singing in the higher registers in Donizetti’s difficult musical scores. The artist’s beautiful, lyrical soprano charmed the audience again and again. With exactingly turned phrases, Kubas mastered Donizetti’s richly ornamented score.”

Maciej Michałowski, Dziennik Teatralny Wrocław, January 2009

 

“The show’s real sensation is, however, the soprano Aleksandra Kubas, who sang the part of Adina on stage for the first time (...) Aleksandra Kubas succeeded in virtually all aspects of this part. She took care with every ornament and passage, neglecting nothing of even the slightest musical worth. Her voice was truly splendid.”

Magdalena Talik, Gazeta Wrocławska, January 2009

 

“Among the soloists Aleksandra Kubas, a recent graduate of the Academy of Music, distinguished herself brilliantly. With her expressive soprano voice and bravura, she mastered the difficult coloratura passages which abound in the part of the capricious Adina.”

Józef Kański, Ruch muzyczny, February 2009

 

“L’elisir d’amore is also a true triumph for Aleksandra Kubas, in the role of Adina. The young soprano gives a clean rendition of almost every phrase, and of the most detailed ornaments and passages – of which Donizetti’s score contains a dizzying number. She brings a beautiful, subtly colorful voice to the part, well made for the character. She also proves herself to be a convincing actress.”

Magdalena Talik, kuturaonline.pl, January 2009

 

“However, the performance also had its bright points, the main one being Aleksandra Kubas in the role of Adina. She is quite a new addition to the opera, having just finished her diploma studies in Wrocław. Here is a truly promising voice and stage presence! She outshone the other performers... she will be yet another figure in whom Wrocław can take pride.”

Dorota Szwarcman, Polityka, January 2009

 

W.A.Mozart - „Le nozze di Figaro” Opera Wrocław, December 2008

“There were repeated ovations for the charming and youthful Aleksandra Kubas, who played Susanna. Her confident soprano voice has an opalescent and almost metallic quality, redolent of brilliant colours and shapes.”

Leszek Pułka, Dziennik, January 2009

 

G.Verdi – „Rigoletto” Opera Wrocław, December 2007

“The outstanding success of this performance, as it turned out, was Aleksandra Kubas in the role of Gilda, still a student at the Wrocław Academy of Music under Danuta Paziukówny. With beautiful lyrical colour, her performance was refined to the smallest detail and rendered with uncommon care and precision. If young performers are up to this level of technical perfection and vigorous expression, then the future of Polish vocalists may be viewed optimistically.”

Olgierd Pisarenko, Ruch muzyczny, February 2008