" With vocal talent and techincal skill of professional calibre she breathed life into this complicated role, the characterization, whether vocal or dramatic, believable and compelling."
-Calgary Herald Filumena, Calgary Opera
"The sense of light, free-spirited comedy was also present in the singing and acting of the three ladies...whose exchanges at the opening and throughout the evening were perfect for their dramatic function in the opera...notably Lida Szkwarek who has the most challenging part vocally."
Die Zauberflöte, Calgary Opera
"The two outstanding performances, though, came from the supporting women. Soprano Lida Szkwarek turned the character of Micaëla into one of considerable depth, well acted and well sung."
Carmen, Edmonton Opera