“Brangäne, Isolde’s maid, was performed by Alison Bolshoi. She has an exciting and even, big booming voice from top to bottom. The lower notes of her contralto voice are absolutely gorgeous. Her singing of Brangäne’s watch, in Act II, was outstanding.” –Voce di Meche, December 2018
“On stage there were the master craftsmen, such as Alison Bolshoi, who showed off a magnificent, large and complex voice and a stately grasp of emotional delivery.” -Willa J. Conrad, Star Ledger, NJ, Wednesday, June 14, 2008
“In the other glamour role – as Phillips’ second wife, Debbie – Alison Bolshoi unfurled a plush and lovely dramatic mezzo soprano tone.” -James R. Oestreich, The New York Times, March 2015
“Alison Bolshoi is excellent as Bum’s second wife, Debbie, singing an aria about Bum’s retirement that is as refreshing as the glass of sweet tea she downs at the close of the song.” –Zachary Stewart, Theater Mania, March 2014
“Charming, too, is a love song sung to Bum by Debbie, his second wife, played by Alison Bolshoi. She manages to sing the words “Bum… Bum…” quite movingly, and when she ropes him with a lariat it looks sweet rather than silly. A wonderful performer, Bolshoi is onstage far too little.” –Stage Buddy.com, March 2014.
“Alison Bolshoi … confirmed all our expectations of a professional and experienced performer. Her self-confident entry after the opening of the bass orchestra’s introduction reverberated in forté, in a beautiful natural color of voice, which softened in lower notes to a velveteen shade. Ms. Bolshoi reached charming harmony with the oboe solo in Un Ballo in Maschera. [She] also pleased the audience by her dramatization and convincing expression in the difficult passage, and was amazingly impressive in a contrasting discourse with the oboe … and her concept of the acting was excellent. Her outstanding [singing] surpassed the bass and baritone with the highest forcibility.” -Rafael Brom, Hubední Rozledy, September 2008 [Musical Views Magazine, Prague]
“Alison Bolshoi[‘s] … singing from Wagner’s Flying Dutchman was on the level of Rysanek, and her acting skill was quite apparent. Like Rysanek, Bolshoi seems a perfect voice for Verdi. This American artist bears watching.” –John Paul Keeter, The Register-Star, August 2008