Le nozze di Figaro / Houston Grand Opera
“The three leading sopranos are all superb. The voices of the singers cast . . . are all top-level professionals . . .
Pérez, who will star in the title role of the Dallas Opera’s upcoming Manon, has the gift of a lustrous voice, with complexity and depth. But a glorious sound is only a good as a singer’s vocal technique and she has complete mastery over her instrument. Her voice is perfectly placed and even from top to bottom. However, once you get over your initial astonishment at the richness of her sound, the overall impression of her singing is her musicality and complete habitation of the character she is portraying. Her Countess is a woman in love, trying to overlook her husband’s philandering and trying to keep her tattered marriage and her dignity intact. Her dignified but heartbreaking admission of her helplessness in the aria “Dove sono” is the highlight of the evening . . . when you get right down to it, opera is about singing and this Figaro is magnificently sung.”
Gregory Sullivan Isaacs – TheaterJones