Alison Scherzer brings a lively Maid and a devoted gossip journalist to life, while climbing to the highest of soprano heights..."
A heartfelt wish came true, as she displayed her vocal breadth with the orchestra on a unique, ephemeral evening."
American soprano Alison Scherzer captured the age of cabaret and enchanted the audience with her voice and charm... Whether bewitching the ice cream man in Amor or romanticizing Bill, whether giving Piaf's La vie en rose or Davon geht die Welt nicht unter during the raging storm outside - Scherzer created an atmosphere in the hall that gave one goosebumps."
Alison Scherzer sings with a beautifully colored soprano voice."
Scherzer's soprano effortlessly glides to the highest heights in a deliberate Swedish accent and beautifully compliments Daniel Eckert's tenor, in the duet 'Her Charm'."
Also impressive was Alison Scherzer as Zerlina with her glass-clear, wonderfully secure soprano and a nuanced portrayal that made one understand why Masetto was so captivated by her."
Alison Scherzer depicts Zerlina in a loose, light and naive way one can only fall in love with. Vocally nothing is left to be desired, while she portrays what resembles a party girl. She bursts with youthful lightness and frivolity, with no indication of being uptight ... drawing well-deserved strong applause."
Neue Wernigeröder Zeitung
While the feathery light, high-note loving soprano of Alison Scherzer perfectly fits the role of Zerlina."
To many visitors of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, she is the star of this year’s Castle Festival opera...in the opera she wins over the public with an exceptionally clear soprano voice. But above all, her expressive countenance and humorous portrayal of the simple country girl [Zerlina]... ensures the sympathy of the audience.”
Alison Scherzer captures the hearts of the Castle Festival visitors... demonstrates a crystal clear soprano, fluid facial expression and sense of humor.”
...with the very grounded and spirited country girl, Zerlina (the American Alison Scherzer). In the opera, the most convincing of protagonists."
Scherzer's high soprano is lovely and strong."
The News Record
"Zerbinetta (soprano Alison Scherzer), emulating a psychiatrist in a dark suit, pulled out a notepad as she addressed her spectacular coloratura aria, “Grossmächtige Prinzessin,” to Ariadne. Slender, good-looking Scherzer did this nimbly, by the way, even as she stripped down to her pink underwear."
Music in Cincinnati
Scherzer flaunted a high, sweet coloratura as the lonely, neglected wife, nailing her often jagged lines and high notes with precision.”
Music in Cincinnati