Hailed by the New York Times as “a beautiful woman who commands the stage” and “a major soprano,” Ailyn Pérez is increasingly in demand at the world’s leading opera houses and cultural capitals. She has won both the 2012 Richard Tucker Award, thereby becoming the only Hispanic recipient in the award’s 35-year history, and the 15th annual Plácido Domingo Award. As Opera News observes, “The phrase ‘an embarrassment of riches’ might have been invented to describe the combination of talents that belong to Ailyn Pérez, … who truly seems to have it all.”
In the 15-16 season Ailyn will join New Century Chamber Orchestra for a concert tour of Rachmaninov Vocalise and the ‘Letter Scene’ from Eugene Onegin; will create the role of Tatyana Bakst in the World Premiere of Jake Heggie’s Great Scott at Dallas Opera, before returning to Dallas as the title role in Manon; return to Houston Grand Opera as Countess Le nozze di Figaro and to The Met as Mimi La bohème and sing Juliette Romeo et Juliette for Santa Fe Opera. Further ahead Ailyn will appear as Tatiana Eugene Onegin, Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Violetta and other roles at several top American and international houses, including The Met, Opera de Oviedo, Opernhaus Zurich and Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. Read more →
Ailyn Pérez joins the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Artist’s Council
It has been announced that Ailyn Pérez has joined The Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Artist’s Council, a group of distinguished Met artists from both past and present that serves in an advisory capacity to the Guild board and staff, and, when possible, works actively on its programs. The Guild is responsible for publishing Opera News, fundraising for the Met, and creating some of the country’s most innovative educational programs. In February, following her debut at The Metropolitan Opera as Micaëla in Carmen, Ailyn worked with a group of students in the Guild’s High School immersion program. Richard J. Miller Jr., the President of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, expressed his gratitude for Ailyn giving the students, in his words, “a rich and candid impression of the work and life of a professional singer.” He added, “We look forward to working with her in the years to come.”
Ailyn Pérez is featured in the Latin Post following her talk with the High School Opera Singers Intensive
Ailyn visits The Metropolitan Opera Guild to speak with the students of the High School Opera Singers Intensive program. The Latin Post covered her visit.
“It’s important for me to let them know how much is possible and to empathize and exchange helpful advice on managing and living with the certain aspects of being a vocal artist that comes with the territory. I wanted to meet them and let them know and understand that there are helpful and healthy ways to cope with the excitement and stress along their way.”
Read the full feature here.