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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; creates 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; returning to Houston Grand Opera as Countess Le nozze di Figaro and to The Met as Musetta La bohème and singing Juliette Romeo et Juliette for Santa Fe Opera. Further ahead Ailyn will appear as Tatiana Eugene Onegin, Giulietta I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Violetta La Traviata, Mimi and other roles at top American and international houses, including The Met, Opera de Oviedo, Opernhaus Zurich and Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin.  Read more →

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In the Press

Great Scott
The Diva and the Stage Manager

A TheaterJones interview with Ailyn Pérez and Anthony Roth Costanzo, who play familiar roles in interesting ways in the Dallas Opera’s Great Scott:

I met up with Anthony Roth Costanzo, who is singing the role of Roane (the stage manager), and Ailyn Pèrez, who is singing the role of Tatyana (the brash young middle European soprano) for coffee last week. Both are live wires, to say the least, and our conversation was filled with equal parts of laughter, serious thought about Great Scott and opera in general.

Ailyn Perez
The Exclusive Opera Lively Interview with Ailyn Pérez

Opera Lively’s interview # 161 is with rising star soprano Ailyn Pérez, a sweet and charming artist. Two Opera Lively journalists met the singer in person in New York City in early February 2015 on the occasion of her Met debut, singing Micaëla alongside Roberto Alagna and Elina Garanca.

The New New Yorkers

It’s hard to reconcile soprano Ailyn Pérez’s offstage bubbliness with the shy Micaëla, so tragically overlooked by Don José in Carmen. But opera critics—few critics are harsher—were won over by Pérez’s Metropolitan Opera debut in the role earlier this year, many arguing that she stole the show. The Met, too, seems smitten: She has been invited back to play Musetta in La Bohème next spring, and future leading parts are in the works.