As Azucena in Il Trovatore

"Eugenie Grunewald introduced a big, bright mezzo-soprano that rode the high climaxes with ease "

-Martin Bernhieimer, The Los Angeles Times

"On November 17, Azucena was sung by Eugenie Grunewald, who delights in a solid technique and an almost seamless mezzo with a brilliant extension. She is one of Those rare performers who can reach off the stage and grab the listener by the throat."

- Opera News

" Stepping in for Zajick, the world's leading incarnation of Verdi's Gypsy for three decades, is no easy task, but [Eugenie] Grunewald showed herself a mezzo on the move. Praised at home and in Europe in this role and for her portrayals of such other dark and demonic women as Amneris, Ulrica, and Ortrud, the young American has a huge voice loaded with grit and she knows how to project it with both color and power."

"The big "Trovatore" news Saturday was the rescue job by Eugenie Grunewald (an Austin Lyric favorite), who replaced an indisposed performer at the very last minute to play the gypsy hag Azucena. Witnessing her confident, paint-peeling performance, you'd have thought Grunewald had rehearsed for weeks with the ensemble. "
- Austin Statesman