Ailyn Pérez returns to The Met in Puccini’s ‘La Bohème’
Soprano Ailyn Pérez reprises her unforgettable portrayal of Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème, with performances on January 6, 11 & 14. She made her first Met appearance in the role earlier this season, which was heralded by audiences and critics alike:
” … it isn’t too far wide of the mark to say that she is the loveliest Mimi since Mirella Freni. A pretty woman who moves naturally and is comfortable on stage, Pérez has a lyric soprano that blooms as it rises, and she can spin a beautiful legato phrase with an admirable pianissimo. She sings one of the most touching third acts of this opera I have heard.” (Classics Today)
Tenor Michael Fabiano is her Rodolfo, with Alessio Arduini as Marcello, and Susanna Phillips as Musetta. Carlo Rizzi leads the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for this timeless Zeffirelli production.