"Tenor Alex McKissick’s soaring voice brought the evening to a sweeping conclusion in the program’s last two pieces, selections from Prestini’s opera Edward Tulane. In “Open Your Heart,” the richness of McKissick’s sound pared well with the song’s sense of longing. As a wand of purple light was cast over the audience, it was as if we too were being asked to open our hearts to the evening’s experience. With the impressive talent that filled the stage, it would have been impossible not to." Opera News
"By far, the best thing about this Songfest is tenor Alexander McKissick’s snappy, characterful take on Gregory Corso’s Zizi’s Lament." The Arts Fuse
"Alexander McKissick revealed a suavely seductive tenor as the enabling boyfriend." Opera News
"As opera star-turned-conscript Nikolaus Sprink, tenor Alexander McKissick produced a melting tone and poignant phrasing in the opera's most poetic passages." - Opera News
"As the conscripted German opera star, Nikolaus Sprink, whose daring action in No Man's Land starts the truce, Alexander McKissick was at his most impressive at low volume, offering some of the tenderest sounds and most eloquent phrasing of the evening." Opera Magazine
"The tenor offered a credible portrayal that underlined the love-struck character’s most passionate moments with sturdy, glint-flecked top notes. When McKissick reined in his voice and applied gentle dynamic shading, the results were endearing." Opera News
"Alexander McKissick as Roméo accessed that adolescent angst with ease and put the audience under a spell... McKissick matched Leonard’s star turn with a full throated, masculine tenor, and boyish charm. His aria, “Ah! lêve-toi, soleil!” left the audience breathless and his soaring declamations hinted at the Verdi and Puccini heroes that surely await him." Schmopera
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